Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

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  • BFA in Media Arts + Digital Technologies


University of Calgary

  • BA in Communication and Culture (Four Years)

Bachelor in Communication and Culture (Three Years)

  • MA and PhD in Computational Media Design

Reflecting on this development, at the University of Calgary, we have formed an interdisciplinary graduate group whose focus is Computational Media Design (CMD). This Interdisciplinary Graduate Group (IGG) streamlines study in Computational Media Design enabling a new field of inquiry in which synergistic relationships between and among art, design, and computer science can be explored.

University of Lethbridge

  • BFA New Media


University of Alberta

  • MA in Humanities Computing

The Masters of Arts in Humanities Computing is an interdisciplinary programme of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. The program integrates computational methods and theories with research and teaching in the Humanities. It addresses the demand for Arts graduates proficient in computing skills, able to work either in the realm of humanities research and teaching or in the emerging job markets of information management and content delivery over the Internet.


Simon Fraser University

  • BA in Cognitive Science Program

School of Interactive Arts and Technology

  • BSc and BA with specializations in Informatics, Design or Media

SIAT offers unique and flexible degree options. At the undergraduate level you can earn either a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

  • MA and PhD at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)

The Master of Arts degree focuses on humanistic and artistic traditions of inquiry. Coursework in this degree typically includes core courses in new media, computational art and design, and human cognition. Students typically choose topics requiring qualitative research methods and designs. The PhD is awarded for a relevant and original contribution to knowledge as expressed in a dissertation. PhD students study in an area supported by SIAT's faculty and under the direction of a supervisory committee.

University of British Columbia

  • BA in Cognitive Systems

The Cognitive Systems Program is a multi-disciplinary undergraduate program involving four departments: Computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology. It provides students with a thorough grounding in the principles and techniques used by intelligent systems (both natural and artificial) to interact with the world around them.

  • BA Computer Science Major - NEW

The Computer Science B.A. Major program includes the Faculty of Arts degree requirements, a thorough grounding in computer software design, and a broad choice of other studies in computing. This program is ideal for students who have a strong interest in Computer Science and the Arts, and whose interests are more closely matched by the Faculty of Arts requirements rather than those offered through the Faculty of Science.

Great Northerway Campus

  • Master of Digital Media Program

This is an innovative, full time professional graduate degree program offering students team-based experiences focused on project learning in close collaboration with the international games and digital media industry. During the 20-month program, including a paid summer internship, graduates will develop the professional skills required to be effective creators, practitioners, and senior managers in this rapidly growing industry.


University of New Brunswick

  • BA in Multimedia Studies



Dalhousie University

  • BA with Honours in Philosophy with Emphasis on Cognitive Science

The purpose of this program modification is to allow students to concentrate part of their work in cognitive science. Those who complete the requirements will have the words "With Emphasis on Cognitive Science" on their transcript upon graduation.


Brock University

  • BA honours, BA pass, Combined Major and Minor Programs, Interactive Arts and Science

NEW - Concentration in Computer Game Development

Carleton University

  • B.A. in Cognitive Science

Four departments contribute directly to the program: Psychology, Computer Science, Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, and Philosophy. The degree program is intended for students who are interested in cognitive processing - of humans, animals, and machines.

  • PhD Cognitive Science

Carleton University offers the first dedicated, fully structured Ph.D. program in Cognitive Science in Canada. We have a new and innovative program that is keeping pace with the rapid changes and exciting developments taking place in the cognitive science community.

  • PhD in Cultural Mediations (New Technologies)

The Cultural Mediations Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary doctoral program housed in the Institute of Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC) at Carleton University. It admitted its first students in 2001-02. The program reflects a current tendency towards theoretically informed approaches to art and culture which cross traditional disciplinary divides. The program is designed to advance knowledge and understanding of that body of cultural theory and those cultural practices that inform literary studies, cinema studies and work in music, art history and new media, along with the historical, intellectual and social frames of reference that this work invokes.

McMaster University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies & Multimedia

Alhough Communication Studies & Multimedia are joined as a Department in the Faculty of Humanities, students do not have to study both fields. While it is a popular option to combine the two programs to complete an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies & Multimedia, many student choose to focus on Communication Studies or combine it with another program in the Faculty of Humanities.

Ryerson University and York University

  • MA and PhD Graduate Program in Communication & Culture - A Partnership of Ryerson University & York University

The Joint Graduate Program in Communication & Culture is a unique partnership. Together, Ryerson and York offer a critical mass of faculty needed to advance the study of communication and culture.
Drawn from a number of disciplines, the distinguished faculty collectively represent a breadth of perspectives and professional experience in communications, the social sciences, humanities, media, and fine arts. All professors have strong records of achievement in scholarship and/or professional activity and many are internationally known.

University of Ottawa

  • MA in Media Studies

Master's with thesis - (4 courses + thesis research and defence)
Master's with research paper - (6 courses + research paper)
The program focuses on two fields of specialization: Media Studies and Organizational Communication. Media studies examines the content and the modes of operation of traditional and new media in their social, cultural, political and regulatory contexts.

University of Toronto

St. Michaels College

  • B.A. in Book & Media Studies

The Book and Media Studies program is an interdisciplinary and historical investigation of the role of printing, books and reading in cultures past and present. It covers topics such as manuscript and book production, internet publishing, book illustrations, advertising, censorship, and the ways readers use and enjoy books.


Cognitive science is an inter-disciplinary approach to the understanding of thinking, language, problem-solving, consciousness, imagination, and other aspects of mind.
The Cognitive Science programs (major and specialist) lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree. In this program, students study cognition from the point of view of psychology, philosophy, computer science, and linguistics.

  • The Communication Culture and Information Technology Program - CCIT

Communication, Culture and Information Technology (CCIT) is a focused area of study offered by the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. CCIT is an interdisciplinary program for the study of the art and science of human communication, how communication builds knowledge and creates culture, and how information technology affects the way humans communicate. CCIT will produce communication professionals energized by the challenges of the wired world, graduates of an interdisciplinary liberal arts and science program who are comfortable with digital media.

  • MA and PhD History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

The Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) offers two degree programs: Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. The Institute conducts research, offers advanced studies programs, and serves as a focus for University-wide interest in its field.

  • MA and PhD in Knowledge Media Design

The Collaborative Program in Knowledge Media Design (KMD) was launched in 2002 as the teaching arm of the Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI). The Collaborative Program provides a specialization for graduate students from a variety of academic backgrounds to engage in the design, prototyping, evaluation, and use of knowledge media. In keeping with KMDI's human-centred approach, students explore the design and use of new media in the context of real world practices of individuals and communities.
Faculty of Information Studies

  • MISt, MMst and PhD

The Faculty of Information combines strengths in the stewardship and curation of cultural heritage (libraries, archives, and museums) with leadership in the future of information practice. The Faculty approaches its mandate from a progressive, inclusive, and multicultural vantage point, reflective of Canada's role in the global community. These commitments position the Faculty as a premier information school with respect to issues of digital heritage, cultural curation, information policy, and associated information-intensive practices.
As a graduate Faculty, Information offers professional and research master's degrees in Information Studies (MISt) and in Museum Studies (MMst), a doctoral program across the breadth of the information field, a collaborative degree program with the Faculty of Law, certificate and diploma programs, and a strong continuing education program (PLC). It is involved in six collaborative programs, including Book History and Print Culture and the Knowledge Media Design Institute, and is home to the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre.

University of Western Ontario

Faculty of Information and Media Studies

  • MA and PhD in Media Studies

Western’s innovative Master of Arts in Media Studies features interdisciplinary study at the intersection of media, technology and culture. The program offers opportunities for you to conduct advanced research across media and disciplines, focusing on media products, practices and reception in a technocultural environment.

York University

  • BA in Cognitive Science

Cognitive science majors will examine the nature of thought, memory, perception and language from a variety of different perspectives in order to acquire a rich knowledge of the mind. You will have the chance to study the different ways in which infants and non-human animals may be able to think and reason without language, how computers may be programmed to demonstrate intelligence and the nature of the relationship between social interaction and cognition.

  • BA in Digital Media

The only Digital Media program in the Greater Toronto Area. This truly interdisciplinary and cross-Faculty program combines a unique and rich blend of technology, media and communication, drawing on the strengths of the Computer Science, Fine Arts Cultural Studies and Social Sciences.
Graduate Program in Humanities

  • MA and PhD in Humanities with a specialization in Science, Technology and Culture

This field will explore science and technology as culture. Science and technology have produced their own cultures and traditions -- practical and institutional, theoretical and ideological, textual and visual. But these cultures and traditions both emerge from and shape broader social and cultural realities. Such a contextualized understanding provides new and important ways for analyzing the character and historical development of the practices and claims of science and technology. Whereas scientific texts have in the past been seen as standing apart from their cultural roots in their embodiment of eternal truths about nature, courses such as "Science Biography" and "Science and Popular Culture" will treat the authority of these texts as cultural constructions which change over time.


Concordia University

  • BA Communication and Cultural Studies

The Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University provides the essential tools to navigate our highly competitive, increasingly globalized mediascape. As the first program of its kind in Canada, Communication Studies has an international reputation and a wealth of experience in preparing students for careers in the media and cultural industries. We are committed to the integration of critical theoretical perspectives in communication with hands-on training in media technologies. These tools are designed to help our students make sense of the world and to engage in it through creative and critical practice.

  • BFA in Computation Arts

The Computation Arts programs facilitate a hybrid learning environment for the integration of fine arts and computer science. The core curriculum incorporates conceptual and technical aspects of dynamic imagery, sound and virtual dimension. Teaching emphasizes non traditional applications of digital technologies while also developing awareness of the cultural and political implications of new technologies in networked and information societies. Areas of interest in the program include interaction design, physical computing, immersive environments and experimental sound.

  • BFA Intermedia/Cyberarts

The Major in Intermedia/Cyberarts program is designed to allow students to combine studies in media arts, new technologies, interdisciplinary practices and performance art. Students may choose from a range of courses in video, electronic arts and/or intermedia/performance, either focusing on a single stream or selectively combining from different streams. The program encourages cross pollination between traditional disciplines/mediums and new forms of artistic expression using technology and integrated media.
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  • The Master of/ Magisteriate in Arts (Media Studies)

The Master of/Magisteriate in Arts in Media Studies provides for the advanced study of the cultural and social aspects of media and communication. It is designed to serve both media artists and professionals seeking to develop a critical understanding of their practice as well as students seeking to become scholars and researchers. The program offers a wide range of courses, with particular emphasis upon cultural studies, the form and institutional context of media, and the theory and philosophy of communication.

McGill University

  • MA and PhD in Communication Studies

The graduate program in Communication Studies offers MA and PhD degrees. The program is concerned with the study of communication phenomena through interdisciplinary training that draws on a variety of fields. The program strives to offer a balance of humanities and social sciences approaches to the analysis of communications, and its orientation is primarily qualitative (rather than quantitative) in nature. The MA and PhD degrees are academic in character, and do not include professional training in media production.

Université de Montréal

«L'option Communication médiatique a pour objectif de fournir les outils théoriques et analytiques pour l'étude des objets, des technologies et des processus constitutifs de la communication médiatique (médias de masse et multimédia) d'un point de vue social, culturel, psychologique et institutionnel. Les étudiants pourront y aborder des phénomènes tels que l'informatique personnelle, l'interaction individu-machine, les industries culturelles, les impacts des nouvelles technologies, les interfaces ainsi que la production et la réception des contenus médiatiques.»

Université du Québec à Montréal

  • Doctorat en Informatique Cognitive

PhD Doctorat en Informatique Cognitive (Doctorate in Cognitive Informatics)
This program focuses on knowledge acquisition and management. The focus on three research themes/axes - Extraction and Acquisition of Knowledge; Modeling Knowledge and Problem Solving; and the Communication of Knowledge. The program has a hard science feel bringing linguistics, cognitive science, philosophy and computing together. This program is based in the Department of Informatics (computing and information sciences) and is offered jointly through the Télé-université or distance education arm of the University of Quebec system. Emphasizes nterdisciplinary training in applied research Three areas of research with subcomponents: 1. The genesis of the extraction and acquisition of knowledge - How natural language is treated cognitively - Data processing techniques for extracting knowledge - Perception, artificial vision, and analyzing images 2. Modeling of knowledge and problem resolution strategies - Analyzing and coding of knowledge (Study of types of knowledge and the possibility of modifying them) - Modeling human and machine learning 3. Communicating knowledge - Communication interfaces - Communcation between machines - Systems for helping with decision making