Concordia University

Faculty of Fine Arts

Area of Study

  • Art History
  • Design and Visual Arts
  • Filmmaking
  • Fine Art
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography

MATERIAL MATTERS. The Design and Computation Arts Department at Concordia University reflects back the world to its students. Design, art, technology, and community—these are the intricate and intertwined forces that shape our experience everyday. In the faculty of Fine Arts, we teach what we live. With us, you will be challenged to think critically about every conceptual, material, and sensual choice you make. Through an exceptional range of program options in Design and Computation Arts you will pursue your passions and your convictions. Change the world. We’re watching.


MAKE IT MANIFEST. A BFA in Design exposes you to the power of visual communication and the built environment. We have some of the most well-equipped fabrication facilities in all of Canada where you can hone your abilities as a designer.
Through workshops, projects and lectures you’ll also:

• Study the cultural and political implications of design in society

• Explore the designer’s role as mediator and author

• Develop leadership skills

• Contribute to the planning, execution and promotion of the Department’s annual exhibition


SEE YOUR IDEAS. When you study Computation Arts, you become part of a visionary digital program that explores computers as a new medium for creative expression. Break new ground with wearable computing or intelligent textiles. Create pieces or installations that straddle both the physical and virtual world using a computer screen, networked computers, audio and video.

As a Computation Arts student, you’ll learn to develop your own technologies to make your digital art a reality. You will also:

• Study the cultural and political implications of a society that is
increasingly wired and networked

• Learn to re-imagine objects, narratives and the physical
environment through the use of digital technologies

• Learn to integrate electronics, sensors, and physical computing
into digital artworks


BE IN THE WORLD. After graduation, you’ll leave with the knowledge, skill and passion to succeed in various branches of the cultural sector, pursue graduate studies, or form your own studio.

Program Length

3-4 years




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