Digital Media

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The Graduate Program in Digital Media offers courses and opportunities for advanced training and research leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), and Doctor of Philosophy. The Program is jointly offered by the Department of Computational Arts (CA), and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS). Highly qualified students are provided with the opportunity to do specialised hybrid research work in a program that uniquely combines computational science and artistic practices. Work in digital media focuses on a broad range of current and emerging forms of digitally supported media, with applications that range from computer games to interactive art.

Across all three Digital Media graduate degrees, in thier courses and project development, students work within a shared environment that enables them to develop expertise complementary to their research specialization in computational science or artistic practice.

Degrees Offered

MA

5 term(s)
  • Course work
  • AND Major research paper
B
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2019-02-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
IELTS (Academic Module)7
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Honours
MELABOverall score of 82, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC

MSc

5 term(s)
  • Course work
  • AND Major research paper
B
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
2019-02-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
IELTS (Academic Module)7
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Honours
MELABOverall score of 82, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC

PhD

4 year(s)
  • Comprehensive examination(s)
  • AND Dissertation
B+
  • Full-time
2019-02-15
Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)577
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)90-91
IELTS (Academic Module)7
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Honours
MELABOverall score of 82, no component score less than 80
CAELOverall score of 65, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC

Additional Admission Requirements

Required Forms

(Accessed through MyFile; forms will be available within 48 hours after you submit your application.)

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 2 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • Statement of Interest letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio (4-6 pieces) for MA - Applicants must show that they have experience in both programming and the arts, and in particular a cross-disciplinary approach. A portfolio shows evidence of prior creative outputs primarily in the form of artworks but could also include outputs from computer engineering-based projects. Examples of art-based portfolios could include drawings/images, audio recordings, sound compositions, video documentation of interactive systems, other gallery/curatorial documentation, games and interactive demonstrations but must include some works that utilize programming.
  • Portfolio (4-6 pieces) for MSc - Applicants must show that they have experience in both programming and the arts, and in particular a cross-disciplinary approach. A portfolio shows evidence of prior creative outputs in the form of computer engineering-based projects and/or artworks. Examples of computer engineering-based projects could include source code for applications (preferably interactive), games, microcontroller code (from physical computing), video documentation of projects, publications, and prototypes but must include some works that engage with the arts.



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