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Lassonde (LE) – Digital Media

Location: 1003 Lassonde Building, Tel.: 416-736-5053
Undergraduate/Graduate Office: 1003 Lassonde Building, Tel.: 416-736-5334
Chair: A. Asif
Professors: A. An, A. Asif, N. Cercone, P.W. Dymond, J. Edmonds, J. Elder, J. Gryz, R. Hornsey, M.R.M. Jenkin, H. Jiang, Y. Lian, J. Ostroff, W. Stuerzlinger, G. Tourlakis, J. Tsotsos, F. van Breugel
Associate Professors: M. Aboelaze, R. Allison, J. Amanatides, M. Baljko, A. Eckford, P. Faloutsos, P. Godfrey, M. Kant, Y. Lesperance, S. MacKenzie, S. Magierowski, A. Mirzaian, U. Nguyen, E. Ruppert, M. Spetsakis, Z. Stachniak, A. Toptsis, V. Tzerpos, N. Vlajic, R.M. Wharton, R.P. Wildes, J. Xu
Assistant Professors: S. Datta, H. Farag, E. Ghafar-Zadeh, G.J. Gotshalks, J. Jiang, B. Ma
Senior Lecturers: P.H. Cribb, H. Roumani
Sessional Assistant Professor: J. Hofbauer

The cross-Faculty BA program in Digital Media, in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, combines a unique and rich blend of technology, media and communication, drawing on the strengths of Computer Science, Fine Arts, Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences. Starting in fall 2014 the program is offered in two distinct Streams, Digital Media Development and Digital Media Arts with a common core in years 1 and 2.

The program provides a foundation in: The computational basis for the creation of digital media imagery and sound, including animation and the simulation of 3D environments; the theoretical, artistic and experiential ideas that lie behind an informed understanding of the aesthetic aspects of digital media; the practice of creating digital media works that explore the ways in which culture is produced and can be produced through technology; and the broader socio-cultural effects and the theory and research concerning responses to and use of digital media.

The digital media program covers a diverse set of courses including: Programming for Digital Media, Building Interactive Systems, The Electronic Landscape, Arts and Ideas, Foundations of Digital Media, Designing Interactive Objects, Interactive Performance and Installation, Introduction to 3D Computer Graphics, Machine-Mediated Human Communication, Virtual Reality, Building E-commerce Systems, and a required capstone Digital Media Project.

Digital media is offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Lassonde School of Engineering.