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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:  November 10, 2015
ASTech award in "Innovation in Information & Communications Technology" recognizes LINDSAY Virtual Human Team
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Posted:  October 13, 2015
Digital Magazine Awards 2015
ZQ (Zygote Quarterly) is a finalist in the Digital Magazine Awards 2015 in the category SCIENCE & NATURE MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR.  The magazine is published by CMD PhD candidate Marjan Eggermont.


GalleryFM Presentation
Exhibit: CPSC 601.28 Creative Programming Group Projects
Description: Gallery FM is honored to host an exhibition of students work, the outcome of CPSC 601.28 group projects. The two-part exhibition will present the public with interactive, generative and immersive works, which explore the concepts of machine perception, intelligence and memory, generative aesthetics and sensory stimulation in immersive environments.
Dates: Part I: Nov 30-Dec 4; Part II: Dec. 7-11
Opening Reception: General public: Dec 1 from 1-2pm; VIP (CMD, CPSC, ART, EVDS, SCPA): Dec 1 from 12:30-2pm
Note: Student presentations (open to CMD, CPSC, ART, EVDS, SCPA, not general public): Dec 3 and 8, 12:30-1:45pm
Location: GalleryFM, ICT Main Floor
CMD Lunch Meeting
Date/Time: Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 12pm
Location: PF 2140 (EVDS)
Presentation: CMD students introduce themselves and their work
Marjan Eggermont – PhD candidate (CPSC and ART)
Angela Rout - new PhD student (CPSC and EVDS)
Details: Light lunch will be provided
Upcoming Winter 2016 Course
Offered by: Vera Parlac, EVDS
Title: Responsive Architecture Studio – EVDA 782.06 – full course!
Term: Winter 2016
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
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Upcoming Winter 2016 Course
Offered by: CMD PhD candidate Salman Khalili-Araghi
Title: EVDS 683.99 - Advanced Special Topic in Environmental Design (Building Performance Simulation)
Term: Winter 2016
Time: M,W 9.30-10.50 am
Location: PF 2110
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Upcoming Winter 2016 Course
Offered by: CMD Director John Aycock
For students in CMD only!
Title: Cpsc 601 Topic 01 Lecture 03 – Creative Programming II
Term: Winter 2016
Time: MWF 1300-1350 (SS 109) *and* Mondays 1600-1900 in ICT 618B
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