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
The Co-op program, available with the BCompSc, gives you the chance to complete paid work terms that last 12 to 16 weeks. As a Co-op student, you will assist in projects designed and implemented by professionals and may also:
Analyze and develop computer solutions
Design and create new software, and modify and test existing software used in a broad range of businesses and industries
Plan and implement computer security systems for database access control
Co-op students have completed work terms for employers such as:
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.
University Transfers (internal/external): B+ overall, B+ math
Baccalauréat français: 14 overall, 14 math
International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 31 overall, 4 math
Course requirements for admission
Cegep students Admission is based on applicants’ overall Math and Physics (if applicable) CRC indicated above and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC.
For all BCompSc programs: MATH 103 or 201-NYA and 203 or 201-NYB and 105 or 201-NYC
Students completing a three-year technical DEC in a related field may also be eligible for admission without the specified profile provided they achieve a minimum overall CRC as indicated above and preferably a minimum of 24 in math and physics course(s) required for their CEGEP program. Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
Math HL preferred but SL is acceptable. SL grade requirement may vary. Science HL or SL acceptable.
University transfers and mature students
Applicants who 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.
Prerequisites for university transfer applicants The following courses are required in addition to the program and may be completed at another post-secondary institution prior to admission or at Concordia.
For all BCompSc programs: Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra
Honours option available in all Computer Science programs. Students may apply to the Honours program once they have completed 30 credits and have maintained a GPA of 3.00
Physics is not required for entry to Computer Science Programs, except for Computer Systems.
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.
Computer Applications with Computation Arts
Students must submit a portfolio with their application.
We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.
March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.
Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.
Admission to this program is available for the Fall Term only.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
After your degree
Computation Arts alumni have established careers in the advertising and entertainment industry as programmers and designers. Some graduates have been hired by:
Warner Brothers Interactive
Other programs of interest
Computation Arts (BFA)
When you study computation arts, you become part of a visionary digital program that explores the intersection of design, art and technology.