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.
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.
International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 33 overall, 4 HL or 5 SL math
One math (Applications and Interpretations HL, Analysis and Approaches HL or SL)
University transfers (internal/external): A- overall, B+ math
One course in calculus
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.
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.