Computing and the Creative Arts

High School Background Required
Life After Graduation
First Year Requirements
Further Information

Computing and the Creative Arts is an exciting new multi-disciplinary program for students interested in both Computing and the Arts. You'll learn how to direct, develop and use cutting-edge computer software programs for Music, Art, Drama, and Film production. As part of this offering, you will acquire the technical expertise to design and develop new applications and take full advantage of future trends in digital technology. You'll get the theoretical and historical background necessary to make critical judgements about new approaches to artistic expression and practical knowledge of the challenges faced by creative artists in a digital age.

Students who follow this program will find careers in the video-game and entertainment industries, art galleries, museums, and multimedia design and production, but also in more traditional computer industries as these increasingly adopt multimedia user interface design. There is no lack of jobs for students following this program, which include: 3D Game Developer; New Media Artist; Sound Designer; Art Management; 3D Animator; Computer Graphics Designer; Web Developer; Interaction Designer; Human Factors.

High School Background Required

One grade Mathematics or recognized equivalent required; Computer Science or recognized equivalents recommended.


BA (Honours), Subject of Specialization

Life After Graduation

  • Entertainment industries
  • 3D Game Developer
  • New Media Artist
  • Art Mangement

First Year Requirements

Go to Choose Your First Year Courses for more information.

Further Information

C. Hoeniger (613-533-6166) Art
R. Vertegaal (613-533-3070) Computing
J. Fisher (613-533-6000 ext 32065) Drama
G. Kibbins (613-533-2178) Film and Media Studies
C. Marvin (613-533-6000, ext. 74205) Music
Computing and the Creative Arts Web Page

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