The Department of Design and Computation Arts encompasses the areas of visual communication, the built environment, and interaction design, within the overarching principle of sustainability. We are an interdisciplinary design program integrating both a theoretical and creative approach.
Our faculty members are active researchers and members of the Hexagram Institute, an international network dedicated to research-creation in media arts, design, technology and digital culture. We organize conferences, creative activities and have links with many research institutes world-wide, including the Hexa_OUT conference series: Hexagram.ca
Our Department is involved in many national initiatives, including Mission Design, the City of Montreal Unesco Design City, and collaborates with major design studios, including momentfactory.com, SidLee.com, cirque du soleil, gsmprjct.com. We collaborate with Université de Montréal and UQAM and with outreach community groups such as Équiterre.
Our Department houses two undergraduate programs (Bachelors degree in Design and a Bachelors degree in Computation Arts) and a Master’s of Design (MDes).
faculties and departments
Department of Design and Computation Arts
bachelor level programs
Bachelor of Design - 3 years (90 credits) Bachelor of Computation Arts 3 years (90 credits)
master level programs
Master of Design - MDes - 2 years
research activity and main areas
Research areas include: Sustainable design, Wearable computers, aboriginal cultures, sound design, game design, interactivity. info: metacycle.ca, preco.ca, meta-morphose.ca, xmodal.hexagram.ca, xslabs.net, obxlabs.net, absurdus.net
doctorate level programs
Individualized Program -INDI PhD 3 years
subject areas for exchange students
Visual communication, graphic design, product design, interaction design, computation arts, game design, sound design.
December 15 for the following academic year
English (Students may submit work in French)
Fall semester: September 1 to December 20 Winter Semester: January 5 to April 25
cost of living per month (studying and living)
1000 Euros approx.