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Student Profile: Shawn Deng
I am a User Experience Designer with a Master's in Digital Media. I build impactful digital solutions that solve real-world problems, drive business values, connect and resonate with people from all walks of life.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
I was doing Finance during my undergrad, and I'd always wanted to become a designer who would be comfortable doing design and understanding business at the same time. Luckily enough, SFU and the Centre for Digital Media (CDM) made this possible by providing me with the opportunity and resources, as well as the practical learnings needed in my career transition.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.
The Masters of Digital Media (MDM) Program is an innovative, full-time professional Master’s degree in entertainment technology and digital media. With input from academia and industry, the MDM Program's challenging curriculum is uniquely designed to transition students from diverse backgrounds into new and expanding digital media markets and opportunities.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
SFU is open, innovative and supportive. MDM program marks a highlight of partnerships, where SFU, UBC, Emily Carr and BCIT come together, giving students the playground to test their ideas with cutting-edge technologies and letting them learn in an agile, industry-standard development environment.
DESCRIBE YOUR PROGRAM FOR THOSE SEARCHING.
The Masters of Digital Media (MDM) Program is an internationally recognized, research-informed and industry-relevant professional graduate program that engages students in the development of digital media products. At its core, the emphasis of experiential learning and the tools of future-facing technologies, make this program perfect for people who are eager to transition and reposition themselves in today's digital media industry.