Graduate programs

Learn more about the diverse range of graduate studies available at FCAT. Our schools and programs offer cutting-edge course content taught by academics and artists who are leaders in their field.


School of Communication

The School of Communication has an international reputation for its critical scholarship on urgent social and political problems affecting contemporary societies, locally and globally. With rapidly changing communication systems, media and practices, we offer graduate students rigorous training in the critical foundation of Communication theory, political economy, policy, the study of culture and media, and technology and data studies. 

School for the Contemporary Arts

Graduate programs at the School for the Contemporary Arts are interdicisiplinary and consider the dynamic interrelationships of artists, arts researchers, and their objects of study with contemporary society. Our programs are valuable to those wanting to study the arts more deeply in larger contexts of history and ideas while also looking to enhance their research in terms of formal experimentation and academic inquiry.

School of Interactive Arts & Technology

At the School of Interactive Arts & Technology, graduate students develop and apply innovative multi-disciplinary research methods to explore the broader implications of advanced information and media technologies. Guided by internationally recognized faculty, our grad students design new technologies and media experiences to develop creative responses to cultural, organizational, and societal issues.


Master of Digital Media

Located at the Centre for Digital Media, the Master of Ditigal Media program is a 16-month internationally-recognized, research-informed and industry-relevant professional graduate program that engages students in the development of digital media products.

Publishing Program

Our Publishing Program is the only program in Canada to offer a postgraduate degree in publishing, and is the country’s premier training ground for publishing professionals.

This innovative, full-time 16-month program in SFU’s Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology, a select cohort of MPub candidates learn practical skills from faculty and guest industry professionals, within a rigorous academic environment. Students in the MPub program build a portfolio of work of a professional calibre in publication design, marketing, technology, cultural policy, management, and editorial.