When you study Computation Arts, you become part of a visionary digital program that explores the intersection of design, art and technology. Break new ground with wearable computing or intelligent textiles. Create pieces or installations that straddle both the physical and virtual world using a computer screen, networked computers, audio and video.
Our studios provide spaces to unleash your creativity and ability as an artist. Utilize professional equipment in our labs and studios. You may even have a chance to participate in research for theHexagram Centre. As a Computation Arts student, you’ll learn to develop your owntechnologies to make your digital art a reality. You will also:
Study the cultural and political implications of a society that is increasingly wired and networked
Learn to re-imagine objects, narratives and the physical environment through the use of digital technologies
Learn to integrate electronics, sensors, and physical computing into digital artworks
After graduation, you’ll leave with the knowledge, skill and passion to succeed in various branches of the cultural sector, pursue graduate studies, or form your own studio.
Specialization in Computation Arts (60 credits)
Students interested in either a design or studio practice in digital media with a solid technical foundation should consider the Specialization. Students in the specialization program take all their courses within the Faculty of Fine Arts.
Minor in Computation Arts (24 credits) Admission to the minor is suspended for Fall 2020
Students in the Minor program will explore the use of computers as a new medium for creative expression. Using digital media, the program provides students with a rich foundation for innovative work that crosses the areas of design, art and technology.
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.
Our Centre for Digital Arts is equipped with the latest 3D graphics, video editing and high-performance computing technologies and staffed with technical experts who will help you realize your ideas. You’ll have access to:
Computing labs for programming, scripting, and video editing
Audio-visual equipment loans
Instructive workshops and activities that show you how to use the equipment
A sensor lab for electronics, microcontroller programming, and simple textile construction
Concordia University offers students the opportunity to take part in an International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) that will count for credit towards their Concordia degree, while paying the same tuition fees they do at home and possibly receiving funding. International study opportunities bring cultural diversity and enrichment through immersion in the programs of study at Concordia’s partner institutions.
Internships provide students with the opportunity to pursue work in design-related industries and cultural institutions. Students have found placements in both large companies, as well as independent studios in a wide range of disciplinary areas. Consult the undergraduate calendar for details about program specific requirements and prerequisites. See internship guidelines.
Students may explore specific areas of design through intensive research in an independent study. This opportunity allows students to work directly with a member of the faculty to develop a semester-long project. Consult the undergraduate calendar for details about program specific requirements and prerequisites. See independent study guidelines.
Student work drives the creative energy in the Faculty of Fine Arts, and you’ll have many opportunities to exhibit your work in art festivals and exhibitions at on-campus venues such as the FOFA and VAV galleries.
Computation Arts alumni have established careers in the video game, advertising and entertainment industries as programmers and designers. Many graduates start their own design firms or become creative or art directors. Some have been hired by: