Collaborative Program Requirements

The Collaborative Program in Knowledge Media Design offers an interdisciplinary specialization to a regular departmental degree program. Students must satisfy the following requirements:

Students must meet all the requirements of their home department. The specialization in KMD Collaborative Program cannot be conferred if the home unit degree has not been completed.

Master’s Students

Program Requirements

  • Students must meet all the requirements of their home department.
  • Students must successfully complete:
    • KMD 1001H and
    • 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE), consisting of either KMD 1002H, a KMD 2001 to 2004 series course, or a recognized affiliate course listed on the KMDI website. Courses are subject to availability.
  • Students must attend two KMDI Speaker Series Lectures. Attendance will be monitored and appear on the transcript as KMD 2100Y. This course is assigned as Credit/No Credit.
  • Students must submit a portfolio that includes completed student research in knowledge media design. The collaborative program committee will review all portfolios for their quality and contribution to the field.
  • Students are encouraged, but not obligated, to complete a thesis/research project component in their home department, the topic of which should be relevant to the field of knowledge media design. Students’ portfolio will be a component of their thesis/research project.
  • Collaborative program courses may count towards the home department degree requirements or may be in addition to the degree requirements, depending on the participating department’s program regulations.

Doctoral Students

Program Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete:
    • KMD 1001H and KMD 1002H if not already taken in the master’s program, and
    • 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) from the KMD 2001 to 2004 series or a list of recognized affiliate courses.
  • Students must submit a portfolio that includes completed student research in knowledge media design. The collaborative program committee will review all portfolios for their quality and contribution to the field.
  • Students must attend four KMDI Speaker Series Lectures. Attendance will be monitored and appear on the transcript as KMD 2200Y. The course is assigned as Credit/No Credit.
  • The dissertation topic must be in the field of knowledge media design. The thesis advisor and at least one other committee member must be from participating units. Students’ portfolio will most often be connected with their dissertation proposal. Specific details about the portfolio requirements are outlined on the KMDI website.
  • The home graduate unit and the student’s supervising committee will determine further requirements. The collaborating units cooperate in jointly developing a program that is tailored to meet the needs of each student.

Detailed description for Doctoral KMD Collaborative Program Students regarding the portfolio are in this handout. KMD requirements for PhD – please check with the KMDI Coordinator if unclear about the information provided.

Portfolio

At the end of the program, students must present a portfolio that includes a completed project in Knowledge Media Design. The Program Committee will review all portfolios for their quality and contribution to the field. The KMD portfolio will be a component of a student’s research project or thesis.

For masters students, the research project or portfolio may be an extension of coursework and should be presented at a public poster session or public event to qualify as their portfolio requirement.