NOTE: Where the 2013 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.
The use of computers in graphic design and multimedia applications is an area of high profile and rapid growth. This specialisation combines creative design with a computer science education. It contains a series of papers emphasising art, design, and creativity, and providing a background in related areas such as video, film and music. Students taking this specialisation will usually have art related papers at high school or shown interest in other creative and artistic fields.
We list the Games and Multimedia requirements in the form of a "degree planner". Where semesters are shown they refer to the 2013 schedule.
YEAR 2 – 120 POINTS
Programming with Data Structures
Object Oriented Program Design
Logic and Computation
Visual Design for Interactive Media
|40 points of papers at 200 LEVEL
(20 points must be outside FCMS)
Highly recommended at least one of: COMP223A/B/S,
Also recommended at least 20 points from: MATH251A,
YEAR 3 – 120 POINTS
Interactive Multimedia Systems
Graphics and Computer Games
|20 points of papers at 300 LEVEL and
40 points of papers at 200 or 300 LEVEL*
At least one of:
Recommended to take some of:
YEAR 4 – 120 POINTS
Report of an Investigation
|60 points of papers in Computer Science at 400 LEVEL
At least three of:
Plus at least one of:
† BCMS regulation 8 requires 50 points from subjects in the field other than the major including at least 20 points above 100 Level. STAT121 will help satisfy these requirements and is strongly recommended in its own right. It also helps students keep their options open for changing to another major with the Faculty if desired.
* For the honours programme, the two 200 level papers in year 3 must be replaced by an additional two 300 level papers, and year 4 requirements are COMP520 Report of an Investigation (45 points) plus five COMP5XX papers (15 points each). Permission may be given to include up to 30 points at 500 level from outside Computer Science.
Elective papers may be replaced by papers at a higher level.
Admission to Honours Programme
To be eligible for honours candidates will require an average of B+ in at least 80 points at 300 level in Computer Science papers. This does not apply to double major students, who will be treated separately.