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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 4.64k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 22.5k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 December
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 372pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    Art makes us human. It also defines the human-computer interface. Work in gaming, electronic arts and interaction design influences the way billions of people live their lives, do business, and experience culture.

    Artists' thoughts and ideas on technology, society and innovation have always been years ahead of their time. Computing and the Creative Arts leverages this lead by educating you to be a modern Renaissance thinker, giving you a real head start when thinking about problems in interactive modern computing, answering questions such as: how to build computers as tools for creativity?

    Coca 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. Companies like Apple and Electronic Arts have always focused their hiring on electronic artists, just because they often happen to be the most well-rounded coders as well! There is no lack of jobs for students following these programs, which include: 3D Game Developer; New Media Artist; Sound Designer; Art Management; 3D Animator; Computer Graphics Designer; Web Developer; Interaction Designer; Human Factors.

    • Introduction to Computing and the Creative Arts
    • Discrete Mathematics I
    • Introduction to Computing Science I
    • Introduction to Computing Science II
    • Discrete Mathematics II
    • Logic for Computing Science
    • System-Level Programming
    • Software Specifications
    • Data Structures
    • Programming Paradigms
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Algorithms I

    Here are some suggestions for options or electives

    • Printmaking
    • Engineered Art
    • Modern Architecture
    • Elementary Computer Animation
    • Computer Architecture
    • Operating Systems
    • Digital Systems
    • Advanced User Interface Design
    • Real-Time Systems
    • Topics in Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Graphics
    • Image Processing and Computer Vision
    • Social, Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing
    • Introduction to Cognitive Science
    • Creative Writing
    • Introduction to Technical Production
    • Applied Technical Production
    • Fundamentals of Production
    • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
    • Semiotics and Communication
    • Mathematics and Poetry
    • Sound Production
    • Electroacoustic Music Composition
    • Science and Technology of Music

    Canada requirements for international students

    Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students. 

    The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant. 

    IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain. 

    University requirements

    Program requirements


    • A Personal Statement of Experience (PSE).
    • To be considered, students must offer a minimum overall average of 85% on six 4U and 4M courses, including ENG4U (or equivalent) and no more than three 4M courses and the appropriate prerequisite courses. Recently, the minimum average for acceptance into Computing programs has been 87%.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT (Internet Based TOEFL)/88 overall: 24 Writing, 22 Speaking, 22 Reading, 20 Listening (Paper Based TOEFL (PBT)/580) 
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Score of 6.5 on Academic Module
    • Attestat o srednem (polnom) obshchem obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education).
    • Grades required for admission will vary by program but, based on the Russian grading scale, the minimum average needed to fall within the competitive range is approximately 4 out of 5
    • High School transcript
    • Students apply through the OUAC (Ontario University Application Centre) website.


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