Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: School of Computing
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Art/Art Studies, General
Computer Science
Description: Computing and the Creative Arts (COCA) is a specialization; this specialization consists of the majority of the courses in Computing and a SubPlan such as Art, Drama, Music or Film and Media with room for elective courses. 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. There is no lack of jobs for students following this program, which include: 3D Game Developer; New Media Artist; Sound Designer; Art Management; 3D Animator; Computer Graphics Designer; Web Developer; Interaction Designer; Human Factors.

URL: Computing and the Creative Arts at Queen’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $39,247

For more information about tuition fees, please visit: http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.uregwww/files/files/Tuition_2017_2018_UG_Domestic.pdf

Careers: Software Engineer,Computer Programmers,Video Game Programmers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Any 4U math will satisfy the math prerequisites. Computer Science or recognized equivalents recommended.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]