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At the University of Calgary, we formed the Computational Media Design Program to enable students to conduct research at the intersection of art, music, dance, drama, design and computer science.

The Computational Media Design (CMD) graduate program is composed of the Faculty of Science: Department of Computer Science, the Faculty of Environmental Design and the Faculty of Arts: School of Creative and Performing Arts and Department of Art.  Students can earn graduate degrees, both Master of Science and PhD. The research-based graduate degrees explore the relationships between and among art, design, science and technology.

In the expanding world of multimedia and design, there is an increasing need for graduates who can conduct and direct complex projects that combine computing expertise with the creative energies of artists and designers. Numerous opportunities exist for our graduates in companies whose primary business is game design and development, film, TV, web design, simulation, networking, interactive media, and mobile and wearable computing to name just a few. Interest in our graduates also comes from the creative fields of dance, music, theatre and the visual arts.

Posted:  May 11, 2016
GalleryFM presentation is inspiration for new "Coloring Our Dreams" exhibit
The recent GalleryFM exhibit “Be My Umbrella”, which displayed exquisite paintings created by socially disadvantaged children from the Society of Students Against Poverty (Imam Ali's Popular Students Relief Society) in the Middle East, has captured the interest of the University of Michigan and inspired them to host a similar show “Coloring Our Dreams” in their gallery – find out more about this new and exciting exhibit.


Notice of PhD Thesis Oral Examination
Candidate: Simon Fay
Title: AAIM: Algorithmically Assisted Improvised Music
Date/Time: June 7, 2016 at 2pm
Location: Telemedia Lab, ART Parkade AB 655
This is an open examination!

Notice of Candidacy Oral Examination
Candidate: Martin Ritter
Date/Time: June 14, 2016 at 10am
Location: ICT 618B
This is a closed examination!

CMD @ Congress 2016
21st century perspectives on music in the digital domain
Moderator: Friedemann Sallis, CMD faculty
Presentation: MusCan @ Congress 2016
Date: Thursday, June 2nd
Session 6: 2-4pm
Location: Craigie Hall F 202
Details: With the participation of John Aycock (Computer Science and Director of the Computational Media Design program), Martin Ritter (PhD candidate in CMD), Jeffrey Boyd (Computer Science), Laurie Radford (Composition, Sonic Arts), Simon Fay (PhD Candidate in CMD), Aura Pon (PhD candidate in CMD), Friedemann Sallis (Musicology)
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Digital Humanities Workshop
Presentation: Digital Humanities Summer Institute @ Congress 2016
Dates: June 2-3, 2016
Location: Taylor Family Digital Library
Details: DHSI@Congress is a series of 2.5-hour workshops for scholars, staff, and students interested in hands-on introductions to DH tools, techniques and methods
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11 ft. High Tetris Game
Programmed by: CMD Director John Aycock
Date/Time: On Fridays
Location: TFDL main floor
Details: This Tetris game is written in Python and running on a Raspberry Pi 2. It is running on the micro tiles display tower in TFDL
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