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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, design and computer science.

The Computational Media Design (CMD) graduate program is composed of the Department of Computer Science, the Faculty of Environmental Design and the Faculty of Arts: School of Creative and Performing Arts - Music 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.


Notice of Doctoral Thesis Oral Examination
Candidate: Katayoon Etemad
Area of Study: Computer Science
Specialization: Computational Media Design
Final Thesis Title: Graph Visualizations Inspired by Alternative Aesthetics
Date/Time of Examination: April 17, 2015 at 01:30 PM
Location of Examination: ICT 616
Notice of Doctoral Thesis Oral Examination
Candidate: Lawrence Fyfe
Area of Study: Computational Media Design
Final Thesis Title: Junction Box: an interaction toolkit for controlling music with touch
Date/Time of Examination: April 27, 2015 at 5.00 PM
Location of Examination: Telemedia Arts Lab – AB655
CMD Lunch Lecture (Visiting Speaker)
Title: From Musifications to Intelligible Data Sonifications
Date/Time: Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12pm-1pm
Speaker: Chris Chafe
Location: ICT 516
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CMD Graduate Seminar
Title: JunctionBox: A Creative Programming Toolkit for Building Multi-touch Musical Interfaces
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 3pm
Speaker: Lawrence Fyfe
Location: MS 680A
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Upcoming Summer Course
Offered by: CMD PhD student Oksana Kryzhanivska
Title: Selected Topics in Media Arts - Art 501
Term: Summer 2015
Time: Tuesday and Thursday 12 PM to 2:45 PM
Title of Informal Topics Course: Shifting Boundaries of Sculpture: Digital Fabrication and Metal Casting
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