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Interactive Arts and Technology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
The School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University offers a bachelor of arts (BA) degree in interactive arts and technology with three concentrations: design, media arts and interactive systems.
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Overview

Stretch the limits of your creativity in this interdisciplinary program where technologists, artists, designers and theorists collaborate in innovative research and immersive study. Your education will combine the science of human experience, the analysis of media and culture, the creation of experimental art and the implementation of new technologies.

You will graduate ready to contribute to cutting-edge sectors of the economy and build the technologies and experiences that increasingly shape our lives.

The Interactive Arts and Technology program at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology has three options for concentrations: Design, Interactive Systems and Media Arts. The program is at the Surrey campus.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program have ended up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Advertising Executive Art Director
  • Consultant Digital Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • IT Specialist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • An Animated Introduction to Programming
  • Digital Image Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Design Communication and Collaboration
  • Spatial Thinking and Communicating
  • Digital Games: Genre, Structure, Programming and Play
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Cognition
  • New Media Images
  • Interactive Arts
  • Spatial Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Quantitative and analytical skills requirement
  • All applicants must demonstrate competence in Quantitative and Analytical skills.
  • You need a minimum of a C- grade in Pure Mathematics or Mathematics and Statistics on the GCE Ordinary “O” Level Examinations, or a minimum of a D grade in Advanced “A” Level (or AS Level) Examinations for admission.
  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level or Cambridge Pre-University Diploma
  • Admission average calculated on a minimum of three A-Level subjects, or two A-levels and two AS-Level subjects (all of which must be in different subject areas)
  • Submit certified true copies of final GCSE results and predicted A-level results

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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