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BCompSc Computation Arts and Computer Science Joint Major

Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc)

Why study Computer Science and Computation Arts?

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. 

This joint major 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

Program details

A Bachelor of Computer Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background

The core provides a basic and broad study of theory, mathematical basics, programming methodology, computer architecture, data structures, operating systems, and software engineering.

You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.

Portfolio required

Students must submit a portfolio with their application.

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March 1

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Admission to this program is only available for the Fall Term.

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We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.

Core courses

  • Computer Science core and Complementary core
  • Computation Arts core
  • other required courses

See full curriculum details in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Sample classes

  • New Media Theory
  • Computer Graphics
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Digital Game Prototyping
  • Creative Computing and Network Culture

See all Computer Science classes and read course descriptions.

See all Computation Arts classes and read course descriptions.

Course sequences
See the course sequence for Computer Applications, Computation Arts.

The Co-op program 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:

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Bell Canada
  • Cogeco
  • Ericsson

Read more about the Co-op program

Computation Arts alumni have established careers in the advertising and entertainment industry as programmers and designers. Some graduates have been hired by:

  • Ubisoft
  • Moment Factory
  • Sid Lee
  • Electronic Arts
  • Warner Brothers Interactive
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