SIAT offers four-year Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science undergraduate programs, as well as Joint Major programs with the School of Communication and the Beedie School of Business.

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.

Prospective students

Learn about the interdisciplinary undergraduate program for artists, designers, storytellers, programmers, and technology enthusiasts.

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Current students

Explore SIAT courses, awards and scholarships, student support options, opportunities to study abroad, working in a co-op placement, and so much more.

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Explore student projects

Each semester, students in SIAT create diverse projects that range from virtual reality experiences, short films, electronic games, interative artworks, mobile apps, hardware projects, and more.

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Coolest courses at SFU!

According to Maclean’s Magazine, SIAT offers two of the coolest courses at SFU! Aside from ranking SFU as the number one comprehensive university in Canada, Maclean’s highlights two “cool courses” from SIAT: the Semester in Alternate Realities, where interdisciplinary teams solve real-world problems by exploring virtual reality; and IAT 333 – Interaction Design Methods, where students video conference with international human-computer interaction design experts.

Meet our alumni


“What makes the SIAT program unique is the people. There is a strong sense of comradery, and the courses bring people together."

Brandon Vance, BSc 2011
Lead Software Developer, EPIC STORY

"[At SIAT] I learned practical skills like video game programming but I also learned how to work collaboratively and adapt my skills to new design contexts."

"SIAT offers so many different opportunities outside of the classroom. The experiences I had there taught me how different types of learning can broaden our perspectives."

Sean Leach, 2019 graduate