Stimulate the senses. Engage the mind. When you study Computation Arts, you become a digital artist, using algorithms and computational theory to create interactive multimedia that breaks new audio-visual ground.
The degree gives students the flexibility to combine a traditional computer science degree with a non-traditional field. Our state-of-the-art labs for 3D graphics, high-performance computing and artificial intelligence will give you experience with the equipment you’ll use in the field. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:
Investigate programming paradigms as they relate to digital art and design
Learn the techniques and conceptual strategies central to 3D digital production
Use computer systems to process, synthesize, and manipulate digitized representations of sound
Students interested in combining a design or studio practice in digital media with a deep foundation in computer science should consider this program.
Students will take half of their courses in the Computation Arts program and half in the Computer Science program offered by the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.
The computer science courses provide a basic and broad study of theory, mathematical basics, programming methodology, computer architecture, data structures, operating systems, and software engineering.
A-levels: At least two A-level exams AB, B in math or
AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
Students without a math A-level may be admissible based on AS-level or iGCSE/GCSE/O-Level exam results. Students should include all their exam results from iGCSE (or equivalent) onwards to support their application.
University transfers (internal): 3.0 overall, 3.0 in math, 2.3 in courses offered by GCS
2.7 in COMP 218 or 248
At least two of the following (or equivalent): MATH 203, 204, 205
University transfers (external): A- overall, A- math
Courses in the disciplines of Calculus and Linear Algebra
Applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may still be considered for admission, provided they have completed the majority of the prerequisite courses. Transfer credits may be considered on a course-by-course basis.
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.
Stimulate the senses. Engage the mind. When you study computation arts, you become a digital artist, using algorithms and computational theory to create interactive multimedia that breaks new audio-visual ground. Computation Arts is Creative Computing – with a capital C.