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Academic Calendar 2024-2025

Computing and the Creative Arts - Specialization (Arts) – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

COCA-P-BAH [----]-O (where [----] is a Computing and the Creative Arts Sub-Plan)

Subject: Administered by the School of Computing in partnership with the Departments of Art History and Art Conservation, Film and Media, and the Dan School of Drama and Music.
Plan: Consists of 45.00 core units and 39.00 units in one Sub-Plan, as described below.
Program: The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units (114.00 units for students admitted prior to September 2017), will lead to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree.

Note: Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2023-2024Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
102Discrete Structures I3.00
121Introduction to Computing Science I3.00
124Introduction to Computing Science II3.00
B. Complete the following:
䰿䴡201Introduction to Computing and the Creative Arts3.00
C. Complete the following:
203Discrete Structures II3.00
204Logic for Computing Science3.00
223Software Specifications3.00
235Data Structures3.00
D. Complete the following:
325Human-Computer Interaction3.00
352Artificial Intelligence3.00
360Programming Paradigms3.00
365Algorithms I3.00
E. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
CISC at the 400-level
CISC_Subs at the 400-level
F. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
CISC at the 200-level or above
CISC_Subs at the 200-level or above
2. Sub-Plans
A. Complete one of the following Sub-Plans:39.00
Computing and Art (COAR-O)
Computing and Drama (CODR-O)
Computing and Film (COFI-O)
Computing and Music (COMU-O)
Electives
Elective Courses36.00
Total Units120.00

Sub-Plans

A. Computing and Art (COAR-O) (39.00)

i. Core
a. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Art and Architecture in Britain from the Classical Period to c.1700
and Art and Architecture in Britain from c.1700 to the Present
or
Introduction to Global Art Histories
and Curating Art Worlds
ii. Option
a. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
ARTH at the 400-level
b. Complete 12.00 units from the following:12.00
ARTH at the 300-level or above
c. Complete 18.00 units from the following:18.00
ARTH at the 100- or 200-level
Total Units39.00

B. Computing and Drama (CODR-O) (39.00)

i. Core
a. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Thinking Locally
and Acting Globally
or
Introduction to Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies
b. Complete the following:
ٸ鴡200Theatre History and Literature I6.00
ٸ鴡220Play Reading and Analysis3.00
c. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Introduction to Theatre Production I
Design and Theatre
Introduction to Theatre Production II
ii. Option
a. Complete 12.00 units from the following:12.00
DRAM at the 300-level or above
b. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
DRAM
DRAM _Subs
ENIN
Total Units39.00

C. Computing and Film (COFI-O) (39.00)

i. Core
a. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Thinking Locally
and Film Form and Modern Culture to 1970
or
Film, Media and Screen Cultures
or
Film, Media, and Screen Cultures: History and Aesthetics
and Film, Media, and Screen Cultures: Theory and Practice
b. Complete 12.00 units from the following:12.00
Introduction to Animation
Academic Research and Writing Methods for Film and Media
ǰ207
Writing Foundations for Film and Media
Historical Inquiry
Film Theory and History
Media Theory and History
Critical Inquiry
Media and Cultural Studies
Media and Popular Culture
Film and Media Concept Development
Digital Media Theory
c. Complete the following:
250Fundamentals of Media Production3.00
ii. Option
a. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
ANIM at the 400-level
FILM at the 400-level
b. Complete 12.00 units from the following:12.00
ANIM at the 300-level or above
FILM at the 300-level or above
Total Units39.00

D. Computing and Music (COMU-O) (39.00)

i. Core
a. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Music Fundamentals
Theory and Analysis IA
b. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
Introduction to Digital Audio Recording, Editing, and Mixing
Amplified Sound in Live Contexts
Sampling and Beatmaking
Creative Production: Beats, Songs, and Soundtracks
c. Complete the following:
ѱ126Ear Training for Production3.00
ѱ257Theory of Digital Recording3.00
ѱ258Musical Acoustics3.00
d. Complete the following:
ѱ103Music, Meaning, and Society3.00
ѱ209Critical Issues in Contemporary Popular Music3.00
e. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Sound Production
Composition in the Sonic Arts Studio
Developing Sound Practices in the Sonic Arts Studio
Introduction to MIDI Orchestration
ii. Option
a. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
ENIN
MUSC
MUSC_Subs
iii. Notes
a. Students in this Sub-Plan rank with MUSC Joint Honours students for priority access to Music courses.
Total Units39.00

3. Notes

A. Students with no programming experience should review the Introductory Courses paragraph included on the School of Computing overview page in the 䲹Ի岹.

B. ELEC courses are offered by the Smith Engineering. Special permission may be required to register. All such courses will count as 3.00 units towards degree requirements in Arts and Science.

C. Students who have completed a conservatory Advanced Rudiments exam or equivalent with a grade of 80% or higher may request to have a different MUSC course substituted for Core requirement 1.D.i.a.(ѱ104).

.110 has been replaced by 111 and 112.

E.250 is the prerequisite course for all upper-year production courses, therefore should be taken in second year.257 is the prerequisite course fǰ312.

F. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses offered by Smith Engineering.

Computing and the Creative Arts Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6(Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.

CISC_Subs

Courses in other departments usable as CISC options
470Computer System Architecture 13.50
474Machine Vision 13.50
Ѵձ272Applications of Numerical Methods3.00
Ѵձ337Stochastic Models in Operations Research3.00
Ѵձ401Graph Theory3.00
Ѵձ402Enumerative Combinatorics3.00
Ѵձ434Optimization Theory with Applications to Machine Learning3.00
Ѵձ474Information Theory3.00
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Note that the unit weighting system in Smith Engineering differs from that in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Therefore, upon acceptance of any course from Smith Engineering, the unit weighting towards Arts and Science degree requirements shall be at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Academic). Usually, a one-term course shall count as 3.00 units and a two-term course as 6.00 units.

DRAM_Subs

Drama Substitutions
䳢312Greek and Roman Drama3.00
ٸ鴡335Acting for the Screen3.00
ҳ259Global Shakespeare3.00
ҳ326Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama6.00
ҳ335English Drama to 17006.00
ENIN
381Audience Reception3.00
鷡305Le théâtre depuis 19453.00
ٱ210Arts in Society3.00
ٱ410Contemporary Cultural Performance in Practice3.00
ճ357Pirandello's Theatre3.00
䱫200Semiotics: Interpreting the World3.00
䱫257Pirandello's Theatre3.00
䱫339XX-Century Italian Playwrights: In Search of the Theatre3.00
Ѵʱ300Media and Performance II3.00
ѱ287Percussion Techniques and Methods3.00
MUTH

MUSC_Subs

Music Substitutions
ٸ2003.00
ٸ鴡247Drama Practicum1.50
ENIN
ұٳ410Special Topics in Gender Studies3.00
ٱ410Contemporary Cultural Performance in Practice3.00
䱫244Hips Don't Lie? Music and Culture in Latin America3.00
Ѵʱ311Sound Production3.00
MUTH