Core Values

"We're creating a new community based on integrating theory and application."

The School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at SFU is an interdisciplinary research focused school where technologists, artists, designers and theorists collaborate in innovative research and immersive study.

A degree in Interactive Arts and Technology prepares students to play a leading role in the conception of new media and the design of inventive technologies. A SIAT education combines the science of human experience, the analysis of media and culture, the creation of original and experimental works of art, and the implementation of new technologies. Students bring these resources to bear on the most vital and innovative sectors of the economy, building the technologies and experiences that increasingly shape our lives.

Our program includes design studios where cross-functional teams collaboratively work with new media and interactive applications, and the study of the human experience of technology that helps to generate creative design theories and approaches. SIAT combines cutting edge research with rigorous graduate and undergraduate degree programs (MA, MSc, PhD, BA, BSc). Graduates have wide-ranging career options in every sector, working with local and international companies, or going on to pursue further research and post-doctoral studies for careers in top-tier industrial research laboratories and universities.

SIAT is one of the first schools to offer PhD degrees in our area (launched in 1999), and is unique in that it offers first year undergraduate study through to Master's and PhD level study.