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Communication and Interactive Arts and Technology Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

This program offers in-depth training in new media, design and interactive systems, and combines this with an understanding about how information is created, coded, communicated and controlled. Program graduates benefit from a unique mix of technical skill, communication theory, and practice from across traditional and new media.

Admission Requirements

Please refer to the admission requirements section.

Program Requirements

Prerequisite Grade Requirement

Communication and Interactive Arts and Technology course entry requires a grade of C- or better in each prerequisite course.

Students must obtain permission from the department if they wish to complete, for further credit, any course that is a prerequisite for a course the student has already completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Continuance Requirements

Students in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology are required to maintain a 2.4 GPA in their IAT courses. Students who fall below this continuance requirement will be placed on academic warning in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology and will have two semesters to bring their IAT GPA to a 2.4 or higher. Failure to do so will result in removal from the Interactive Arts and Technology Major or Joint Major program.

Students removed from the Interactive Arts and Technology Major or Joint Major program will be placed in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Double Minor Program.  Students wishing to transfer back into the Major or Joint Major will need to meet the admission requirements to obtain re-entry.

Lower Division Requirements

Communication

Students complete both of

CMNS 110 - Introduction to Communication Studies (3)

An introduction to selected theories about human communication. This course is required for a major, honours or minor in communication. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Daniel Ahadi
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D102
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D103
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D104
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D105
Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D106
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D107
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D108
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D109
We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D110
We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D111
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D112
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D113
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D114
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D115
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D116
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
J100 Gary McCarron
We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1315, Vancouver
J101
We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1315, Vancouver
J102
We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1315, Vancouver
CMNS 130 - Communication and Social Change (3)

An introduction to the forms, theories and institutions of communication as they relate to broader social change, with a focus on the political, economic and regulatory shifts characterizing Canadian and transnational media systems. This course is required for a major, honours or minor in communication.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
E100 Svitlana Matviyenko
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
E101
We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
E102
We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
E105
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E106
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E112
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E113
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E114
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E115
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E116
Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
E117
Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby

and six 200 division CMNS courses, including

CMNS 253W - Introduction to Information Technology: The New Media (3)

An introduction to new communication/information technologies, seen as new media of communication: the technologies, their uses, and the social issues arising from them. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 or 130. Students with credit for CMNS 253 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Sun Ha Hong
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D102
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D103
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D104
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D105
We 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby

and one of

CMNS 220 - Understanding Television (3)

This course examines television, both as a medium of communication and an element of culture. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jody Baker
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101
Th 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D102
Th 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D103
Th 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D104
Th 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D105
Th 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D109
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
CMNS 221 - Media and Popular Cultures (3)

Focuses on communication for social change; historical and contemporary perspectives in consumer culture; technology, media and popular culture; media and identity; and communication as public education. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Martin Laba
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 1900, Vancouver
D101
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2280, Vancouver
D102
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
HCC 2280, Vancouver
D103
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 2280, Vancouver
D104
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
D105
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
D106
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
D111
Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
CMNS 223W - Advertising as Social Communication (3)

An interdisciplinary examination of the significance of advertising as a social message system in our consumer society. The course proposes an analytical method for appreciating the changing styles and functions of advertising in the 20th century. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130. Students with credit for CMNS 223 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jody Baker
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D103
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D104
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D105
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D106
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D108
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
CMNS 235 - News Media, the Public, and Democracy (3)

Introduces students to the study of the relationship between public communication, information media practices and structures, and democracy. Examines the role of media and communication in existing and emerging democratic contexts, including print and electronic journalism, alternative media, public spheres, and the challenges of constructing and maintaining a democratic media and communication environment in Canadian and global contexts. Prerequisite: CMNS 130.

and one of

CMNS 230 - The Cultural Industries in Canada: Global Context (3)

What do we mean when we talk about the 'cultural industries' today? This course explores the business structure and economics of the cultural sectors, the regulatory and policy frameworks, and their social and cultural contexts. Students are encouraged to develop, compare and contrast at least two sectors from the audio, print or visual industries. While the primary focus is on the Canadian case, students will be encouraged to look at other countries. Overriding themes explore the following: relationships between public and private sectors; independent and commercial creators; rights of creators versus distributors; specialty and general media; indigenous and global contents. Prerequisite: CMNS 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Taeyoung Kim
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D101
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D102
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D103
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D105
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
CMNS 240 - The Political Economy of Communication (3)

Examination of the political and economic processes that have generated the policies and structures of mass media, telecommunications and related industries; the relationship between the dichotomies of state and market, citizen and consumer, capitalism and democracy, global and local, and sovereignty and globalization in media industries and policies; overview of influences on State and international policies towards the media. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Enda Brophy
Th 8:30 PM – 10:20 PM
HCC 1700, Vancouver
E101
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
E102
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
E103
Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
E104
Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver

and one of

CMNS 226 - Digital Media Communication Techniques (3)

This course introduces students to a variety of digital media communication technologies and techniques, including image and sound capturing and manipulation, Internet-based publishing and research, digitizing, editing and archiving. Design and management tasks involved in communicating using digital media are also introduced, including audio and video editing and processing, data integrity management, file structuring and packaging, and work presentation. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130. CMNS 220 recommended.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Murphy
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D101
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 7655, Burnaby
D102
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 7651, Burnaby
CMNS 258 - History of Sound in Media (3)

An introduction to audio representation technology and a survey of the history of major sound-based media, including a discussion of the way sound design conventions have developed over time. Students both analyze sound in media and create audio-based applied projects. Specific techniques of field recording, interviewing, editing, sound processing, multi-tracking, and basic digital audio techniques will be explored using the school's studio facilities. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

CMNS 259 - Listening, Culture and Society (3)

An introduction to sound as a communications medium and listening as a cultural as well as perpetual practice. Designed to develop the student's perception and understanding of sound and its behaviour in the interpersonal, social, environmental, media and creative fields. Explores a variety of cultural themes related to sound and listening with special reference to acoustic design and sonic environments. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Milena Droumeva
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 2510, Vancouver
D101
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
HCC 2925, Vancouver
D102
Th 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2925, Vancouver

and both of

CMNS 201 - Empirical Communication Research Methods (4)

An introduction to empirical research methods in diverse traditions of communication enquiry. Some methods recognize communication as everyday interactions; others analyze communication as a process; still others blend traditional scientific empiricism with analytical and critical methods derived from the arts and humanities. Topics include: ethics, paradigms, conceptualizing and operationalizing research, sampling, interviews, surveys, unobtrusive observation, content analysis, and the role of statistics in communication research. Prerequisite: 24 units, and CMNS 110 and 130. Students with credit for CMNS 201W or CMNS 260 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

CMNS 202 - Design and Method in Qualitative Communication Research (4)

An introduction to interpretive approaches in communication inquiry. Topics include ethics, paradigms, conceptualizing the research process, documentary research, historical methods, discourse or textual analysis, ethnographic research, and performative research. Prerequisite: 24 units, and CMNS 110 and 130. Students with credit for CMNS 262 may not take CMNS 202 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Katherine Reilly
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D102
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D103
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D105
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 7655, Burnaby
D106
Fr 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 7655, Burnaby
D110
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D111
Fr 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby

Interactive Arts and Technology

CMPT 166 - An Animated Introduction to Programming (3)

An informal introduction to programming using examples drawn from animation and graphics. Fundamental programming language features are covered, including variables, expressions, statements, loops, functions, and objects. Class design, event-driven programming or other advanced programming techniques may be introduced as needed. No prior programming experience is assumed. Prerequisite: Recommended: BC Math 12 or equivalent. Students with credit for CMPT 102, 120, 128 or 130 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129 or 135 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

or an equivalent introductory programming course such as CMPT 102, 120, 125, 126, 128, or 130

IAT 100 - Digital Image Design (3)

This is a project-based course that introduces the theory and hands-on practice of art and design in digital media. As the introductory course in IAT, this course teaches the core fundamental principles in 2D visual design, sequential and animation design. Students learn the fundamentals of digital photography and vector image creation. The theory is contextualized in contemporary new media design practice and is broadly applicable across disciplines. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Brokenshire
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 2600, Surrey
D101
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3130, Surrey
D102
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3130, Surrey
D103
We 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 3130, Surrey
D104
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
D105
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
D106
We 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
D107
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3140, Surrey
D108
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3140, Surrey
IAT 102 - Graphic Design (3)

Introduction to fundamental design principles for visual communication. Organized as a continual interplay of theory and practice, students will examine historical, philosophical, perceptual and semiotic approaches to understanding graphic design, and will explore principles of form, such as structure and composition, hierarchy, form, color, space, scale, typography, and legibility and readability through hands-on projects. Traditional time-based and interactive media forms will be compared and contrasted.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Brokenshire
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 2600, Surrey
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3130, Surrey
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3130, Surrey
D103
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3130, Surrey
D105
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3140, Surrey
D106
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
D107
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
IAT 167 - Digital Games: Genre, Structure, Programming and Play (3)

Introduces game genres, structures, and programming methods basic to developing games. Students learn how games are designed and how to program the underlying patterns that facilitate play and engagement. Issues of user interface, skills and competition are discussed as are principles of compelling entertainment for players. Prerequisite: CMPT 166 (or equivalent first year programming course such as CMPT 120, 125, 126, 128, 130 or 135). Students who have obtained credit for, or are currently enrolled in, a CMPT course at the 200 division or higher, or IAT 265 or 267 may not complete this course for credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Yingchen Yang
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D101 Yingchen Yang
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3050, Surrey
D102 Yingchen Yang
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3050, Surrey
D103 Yingchen Yang
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
D104 Yingchen Yang
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
IAT 201 - Human-Computer Interaction and Cognition (3)

Introduces topics in human perception, cognition and embodied action as a foundation of design for human use. It explores the practical application of techniques for analyzing diverse interactive situations and designing effective user interfaces. Students will engage in the analysis and design of a simple user interface, gaining detailed knowledge and experience with the standard basic techniques for interface specification, prototyping and evaluation. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units, including at least one lower division "W" course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brian Fisher
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
D101
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D102
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 2980, Surrey
D103
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D104
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D105
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
IAT 265 - Multimedia Programming for Art and Design (3)

Using cases from topics such as animation, cinema, music and design, this course introduces a variety of programming tools and techniques. Practical use of multimedia scripting languages and authoring environments is covered in the context of a series of composition and design projects. Code libraries and programming techniques for specific media will be introduced. Assessment will be based on both programming and the expressive use of programs in their case context. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units and IAT 167 and one of MATH 130, MACM 101, MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Yingchen Yang
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
D101 Yingchen Yang
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
D102 Yingchen Yang
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
D103 Yingchen Yang
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
D104 Yingchen Yang
Fr 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
MATH 130 - Geometry for Computer Graphics (3)

An introductory course in the application of geometry and linear algebra principles to computer graphical representation. Vector and matrix algebra, two and three dimensional transformations, homogeneous coordinates, perspective geometry. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C. Quantitative.

or MACM 101 - Discrete Mathematics I (3)

Introduction to counting, induction, automata theory, formal reasoning, modular arithmetic. Prerequisite: BC Math 12 (or equivalent), or any of MATH 100, 150, 151, 154, 157. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Binay Bhattacharya
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Binay Bhattacharya
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D102 Binay Bhattacharya
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D103 Binay Bhattacharya
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D104 Binay Bhattacharya
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D105 Binay Bhattacharya
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D106 Binay Bhattacharya
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D107 Binay Bhattacharya
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D108 Binay Bhattacharya
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D200 Karol Swietlicki
Antonia Kolokolova
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D201 Karol Swietlicki
Antonia Kolokolova
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D202 Karol Swietlicki
Antonia Kolokolova
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D203 Karol Swietlicki
Antonia Kolokolova
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D204 Karol Swietlicki
Antonia Kolokolova
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D205 Karol Swietlicki
Antonia Kolokolova
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D206 Karol Swietlicki
Antonia Kolokolova
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D207 Karol Swietlicki
Antonia Kolokolova
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D208 Karol Swietlicki
Antonia Kolokolova
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D300 Toby Donaldson
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 5280, Surrey
D301 Toby Donaldson
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D302 Toby Donaldson
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D303 Toby Donaldson
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D304 Toby Donaldson
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey

and one of

IAT 222 - Interactive Arts (3)

Introduces key concepts within contemporary digital art practices. Issues surrounding digital art will be explored through readings, the study of artworks, and the creation of their own artistic projects. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gabriela Aceves-Sepulveda
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D101
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3240, Surrey
D102
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3240, Surrey
D103
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3250, Surrey
D104
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3250, Surrey
IAT 235 - Information Design (3)

Introduces theory and practice of designing visual representations of information. Students will learn to visually translate textual, numerical and evidentiary information so that it can be communicated to diverse user communities and contexts. An emphasis will be on understanding how the meaning of images can change over time and across contexts and cultures. Beginning with photographic images, interactive charts, graphs, and maps, projects progress to more complex information in media forms ranging from advanced aspects of the web to interactive 3D visualizations. The relationship between visual display is explored in relation to its technology of creation, including code and information architecture. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units and IAT 102.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Filimowicz
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D101 Michael Filimowicz
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3050, Surrey
D102 Michael Filimowicz
Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 3050, Surrey
D103 Michael Filimowicz
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
D104 Michael Filimowicz
Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey

In addition, students are required to choose one concentration. Students will take one of the courses listed below that corresponds with their desired concentration.

Media Arts

IAT 202 - New Media Images (3)

Explores the computational nature of technology as applied to contemporary art and design. It is a studio-based, media production course that explores new forms of art and design that are mediated by or modeled after computing processes as opposed to transforming or digitizing existing forms. Prerequisite: IAT 100 and a minimum of 21 units. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Sarah Shamash
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 5280, Surrey
E101
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3050, Surrey
E102
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3050, Surrey
E103
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
E104
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey

Design

IAT 233 - Spatial Design (3)

Designing and understanding spaces used by people. The iterative process of making and criticizing, experiencing and analyzing spatial form. Compositional ideas for form-making. Critical thinking applied to design. Computers are the principal medium used in this course for form-making and visualization. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units and IAT 106, and IAT 102 or an approved course in design.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Halil Erhan
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2740, Surrey
D101 Halil Erhan
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3130, Surrey
D102 Halil Erhan
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3130, Surrey
D103 Halil Erhan
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3140, Surrey

Interactive Systems

IAT 267 - Introduction to Technological Systems (3)

Introduction to the core technologies and systems used in media-rich interactive environments, including computer hardware, operating systems, input and output technologies, networking and media. The concepts will be examined by working in a high-level media programming environment. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units and IAT 167 and one of MATH 130, MACM 101, MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157. Recommended: IAT 265 or other second year programming course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Helmine Serban
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5380, Surrey
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
D102
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey

Upper Division Requirements

Communication

*Note that School of Communication directed studies and field placement courses cannot be used for credit in this program.

Students complete five CMNS courses totalling 22 units including

CMNS 362 - Evaluation Methods for Applied Communication Research (6)

Research design and techniques for the study of the introduction, uses and consequences of new media and technologies, new communication policies and practices in their socio-economic and cultural context, and communication in innovation and change. Prerequisite: 60 units including CMNS 253 (or 253W), and two of CMNS 201 (or 260), CMNS 202 (or 262) or CMNS 261.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Byron Hauck
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
HCC 2540, Vancouver
D101
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 2925, Vancouver
D102
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2925, Vancouver

and any two upper division four-unit CMNS courses of the student’s choice.

Concentrations

Media and Culture Concentration

Explores the history and contexts of media institutions, practices, texts and discourses with particular concern for the way they affect the meaning and experience of culture.

If students choose this concentration, then they complete two of

CMNS 326 - Applied Media Workshop: On the Hill (4)

This laboratory course provides an opportunity for students to produce the School of Communication's web based news magazine and documentary program 'On The Hill'. Students will draw on their understanding of public communication in democracies and media analysis skills to create new and innovative visual and aural journalism. In addition, students will learn to build teamwork skills as they produce segments for the shows in groups. The course seminars will emphasize communication design, and the social and ethical issues which arise when working with documentary and news material for public dissemination. Prerequisite: CMNS 226 or 235; or permission of the instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chris Jeschelnik
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D101
Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 7651, Burnaby
CMNS 358 - Sound Recording: Theory and Design (4)

An intermediate level studio workshop to develop the student's skills in sound production with an understanding of the communicational implications of sound design. Audio theory and its applications in both the digital and analog formats will be presented, along with practical studio techniques for stereo and multi-channel sound production. Prerequisite: CMNS 258 (or equivalent) with a grade of B or higher, and approval of instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Murphy
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 7651, Burnaby
D101
Mo 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 7651, Burnaby
CMNS 426 - Video Design for Social Communication (4)

This workshop examines the growing role that video is playing in a variety of public relations, industrial, advocacy and educational contexts. The emphasis of this course is on issues of communication design in relation to the goals and values in specific communication forums. Prerequisite: 75 units, including CMNS 226 and two of CMNS 220, 326, 358.

CMNS 428 - Media Analysis Project Group (4)

An advanced workshop in media analysis focused on applied research. This course can be repeated for credit up to a maximum of three times, if topic studied is different. Prerequisite: Two upper division CMNS courses and permission of the instructor.

CMNS 437 - Media Democratization: From Critique to Transformation (4)

An advanced seminar on the normative debates, social bases, and strategic potential for media democratization in the context of economically developed liberal democracies like Canada and the United States. This course complements other courses which critically examine state communication policies and the political economy and allegedly ideological character of corporate media. Here, we focus on campaigns and movements in civil society to define and build alternative communicative forms based on equality, democratic participation and/or human rights. Prerequisite: 75 units, including CMNS 235, 240 or 331. Students with credit for CMNS 428 or 487 under the same title may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Nawal Musleh-Motut
We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver

Technology and Society Concentration

Analyzes topics within the broader field of communication through a focus on information and communication technologies and the knowledge society from the standpoint of scholarship in science and technology studies.

If students choose this concentration, then they complete two of

CMNS 353 - Topics in Technology and Society (4)

Examination of the emergence and shaping of information and communication technologies in the digital age. Explores new media and social change between everyday life, social institutions, and various enterprises. Emphasis is placed on social context and relations of power. May repeat for credit if topic studied is different. Prerequisite: CMNS 253W and one of CMNS 201 (or 260) or CMNS 202 (or 262). Recommended: CMNS 362.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steven Malcic
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101
Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D102
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D103
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D104
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D105
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
D106
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8669, Burnaby
CMNS 354 - Communication and Social Issues in Design (4)

This course will explore social issues and values in designing technology, through a focus on both the objects and processes of design. Emphasis will be placed on communication between participants in the design process, and identification of social issues and values that influence design. Students will work in cross-disciplinary groups during labs. Lab exercises will emphasize making decisions that occur during the design process explicit, and making values that enter into design processes explicit. Prerequisite: 60 units, including two of CMNS 253 (or 253W), 362, 363; FPA 310, 387; IAT 206, 235, 333.

CMNS 358 - Sound Recording: Theory and Design (4)

An intermediate level studio workshop to develop the student's skills in sound production with an understanding of the communicational implications of sound design. Audio theory and its applications in both the digital and analog formats will be presented, along with practical studio techniques for stereo and multi-channel sound production. Prerequisite: CMNS 258 (or equivalent) with a grade of B or higher, and approval of instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Murphy
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 7651, Burnaby
D101
Mo 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 7651, Burnaby
CMNS 359 - The Culture and Politics of Sound (4)

What do spectrograms, WWII and bird science have in common? What happens when we listen to sound and music? This seminar and lab course is designed to support active, applied upper level project work in the field of cultural sound studies using communications approaches, media analysis, audio production, and reflexive ethnography. Topics include but are not limited to: cultural aspects of listening, auditory perception, systems for measurement and evaluation of sound, soundwalking and urban sound design, race and gender dimensions of sound, audio techniques and formats in music production, sound design, soundmapping, and data sonification. Prerequisite: 45 units. Recommended: CMNS 259.

CMNS 446 - Communication, Science and Technology (4)

Explores the relationship between power, politics, and science; investigates stakeholders such as scientists, entrepreneurs, technologists, activists, policy-makers and their world-wide institutional contexts; compares global flows of science and technology through governmental, non-government, and transnational organizations; examines representations of science and technology in media systems and international development programs. Prerequisite: 75 units, including CMNS 346; and one of CMNS 201 (or 260), CMNS 202 (or 262) or CMNS 261. Recommended: CMNS 253 (or 253W) and CMNS 362.

CMNS 453 - Issues in the Information Society (4)

Advanced seminar to discuss issues in the interplay between contemporary society and new computer/communication technologies, at the level of comprehensive theories of society, on one hand, and major public policy, on the other. May repeat for credit if topic studied is different. Prerequisite: 75 units, including CMNS 253W, 353 or 354. CMNS 362 is recommended.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
CMNS 454 - Computer Supported Cooperative Work: Critical Perspectives (4)

Topics will include the content, quality and character of jobs that involve computer supported cooperative work systems, the influence of managerial goals and workplace relations on the design and choice of computer supported cooperative work systems, issues arising in developing and implementing computer supported cooperative work systems, and using data which results from their use. Prerequisite: 75 units, including CMNS 362, and CMNS 253 (or 253W).

CMNS 455W - Women and New Information Technologies (4)

Topics include the processes through which gendering of technologies takes place; information and communication technologies (ICTs), gender and public and private spheres; issues related to computerization of women's paid and unpaid work; and gender roles and the use of ICTs in relation to health; as well as the contributions which the study of gender and ICTs have made to theoretical debates within science, technology and society studies. Prerequisite: 60 units, including CMNS 253W. Students with credit for CMNS 455 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nawal Musleh-Motut
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby

Political Economy and Policy Concentration

Explores the contested economic, political, and regulatory processes shaping media institutions and communication processes.

If students choose this concentration, then they complete two of

CMNS 333 - Digital Policies in a Global Context: Current Issues, Concepts and Analysis (4)

We will investigate current policy issues and case studies from Canada and around the world to examine communication policy as a field shaped by change and continuity. Students will get an introduction to communication policy analysis with the aim to sneak and write analytically about current challenges such as network neutrality, copyright, content regulation and data protection. Students will discuss the tensions that arise between the national-regional and global jurisdictions, and how these are relevant to their everyday life. Prerequisite: One of CMNS 230 or 240; and one of CMNS 202 (or 262) or 261.

CMNS 433 - Issues in Communication and Cultural Policy (4)

Advanced seminar on current issues in communication policy. Topics will be selected from among current policy issues in local, national and international aspects of broadcasting, the cultural industries, the arts and heritage. Prerequisite: 75 units, including CMNS 333 or 334.

CMNS 444 - Political Economy of International Communication (4)

An examination of the domestic and international implications of the development of mass media and telecommunications and the differential impact of the free flow of technology and information. Prerequisite: 60 units, including CMNS 240 or 247, and CMNS 346 or 348.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anis Rahman
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
CMNS 446 - Communication, Science and Technology (4)

Explores the relationship between power, politics, and science; investigates stakeholders such as scientists, entrepreneurs, technologists, activists, policy-makers and their world-wide institutional contexts; compares global flows of science and technology through governmental, non-government, and transnational organizations; examines representations of science and technology in media systems and international development programs. Prerequisite: 75 units, including CMNS 346; and one of CMNS 201 (or 260), CMNS 202 (or 262) or CMNS 261. Recommended: CMNS 253 (or 253W) and CMNS 362.

CMNS 455W - Women and New Information Technologies (4)

Topics include the processes through which gendering of technologies takes place; information and communication technologies (ICTs), gender and public and private spheres; issues related to computerization of women's paid and unpaid work; and gender roles and the use of ICTs in relation to health; as well as the contributions which the study of gender and ICTs have made to theoretical debates within science, technology and society studies. Prerequisite: 60 units, including CMNS 253W. Students with credit for CMNS 455 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nawal Musleh-Motut
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby

Interactive Arts and Technology

SIAT Concentrations

A concentration is an area of specialization that approved IAT majors may pursue within their Bachelor of Arts. SIAT offers concentrations in Media Arts, Interactive Systems and Design.

Students are required to complete five courses from one concentration listed below.

To enroll in 400 level courses, students must complete the IAT lower division requirements as specified above and a required upper division writing course.

Media Arts

This concentration studies the creation, analysis and understanding of new media. New media environments are both computational artifacts and cultural experiences that include historical, social, aesthetic, and economic processes.

Graduates will be skilled in the critical analysis and making of new media forms such as electronic games, digital video, computer animation, and interactive multimedia.

Students complete five of

IAT 313 - Narrative and New Media (3)

Explores the role of narrative in various media and New Media environments, from traditional linear environments and multi-linear and networked media environments. Examines the relationship of narrative elements in the light of the practice and the aesthetics of New Media. It will include an overview of New Media theorists. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Filimowicz
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3170, Surrey
IAT 320 - Body Interface (3)

Explores ideas of embodiment, knowledge, and space within the human relationship to technology. Throughout this course, students will construct and analyze contemporary and historical models of bodily interaction with machines, understand physical practices of embodiment, and apply these concepts to representation, design, and the production of artistic interfaces. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 267 and 222.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Alissa Nicole Antle
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
IAT 343 - Animation (3)

An introduction to techniques for 3D computer animation such as keyframing, performance animation, procedural methods, motion capture, and simulation. The course also includes an overview of story-boarding, scene composition, lighting and sound track generation. The course will explore current research topics in computer animation such as facial animation, behavioral animation, artificial life and interactive systems. Prerequisite: Minimum of 24 units, including MATH 130 or MACM 101 or MATH 150 or MATH 151 or MATH 154 or MATH 157.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Servet Ulas
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
D101
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3140, Surrey
D102
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3140, Surrey
IAT 344 - Moving Images (3)

Reviews and consolidates the fundamentals of digital video production, including camera and composition skills, the role of sound, lighting, and continuity and montage editing. Students will review and analyze works from traditional cinema and from contemporary digital video. The course will reinforce fundamental skills and extend the student's abilities to use a range of digital production, post-production, and presentation techniques. Prerequisite: Minimum of 48 units and IAT 202 or other approved digital video course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Matilda Aslizadeh
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5380, Surrey
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3050, Surrey
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3050, Surrey
IAT 443 - Interactive Video (3)

An intermediate level investigation of interactivity explored through media, in the context of current display technologies relevant to Interactive Arts and Design. Examines recombinant, computational and compositional structures related to image, sound and video. Students explore video within technologies ranging from cell phones and mobile locative media, and hand held and wearable devices, to 3D immersive virtual and/or networked environments, video art installations, multiple scales of display technology, and responsive spaces. Students will design, produce and critically appraise work. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 344.

IAT 445 - Immersive Environments (3)

Introduces advanced 3D computer animation and virtual world building techniques. Integrates hands-on fundamentals with design praxis and theoretical and research concerns. Fundamentals are complemented with examples from current research and design praxis. The studio aspect of the course will include assignments focusing on specific animation and behaviour modeling techniques and a team-based design project. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 343.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diane Gromala
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 5380, Surrey
D101
Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3140, Surrey
D102
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3140, Surrey

Interactive Systems

Students in this concentration learn how to design and program interactive technology used in work, play and learning.

This concentration emphasizes applying human-computer interaction principles to highly interactive applications, devices and systems. Graduates will be able to conceive, design and program applications in areas such as the web, handheld devices and games.

Students complete five of

IAT 351 - Advanced Human-Computer Interaction (3)

Students will learn about and gain experience with a wide variety of interaction technologies, environments and architectures supporting user interaction with systems in work, learning and play. Applied topics may include, but are not limited to, collaboration and computers; ubiquitous and responsive environments; security, trust and privacy; networking; and distributed and heterogeneous interfaces. Emphasis is on practical experience, involving a group design/analysis project in advanced topics in human computer interaction. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 265 or other approved second year programming course, and IAT 201 or equivalent introductory HCI course. Strongly recommended: IAT 267.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Noah Miller
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D101
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3130, Surrey
D102
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3130, Surrey
IAT 352 - Internet Computing Technologies (3)

XML technologies, databases and data mining are reviewed as means of storing and extracting knowledge. Server-client and service oriented architectures are examined from the perspective of building interactive systems. Web 2.0 technologies are reviewed, including peer-to-peer systems, social networking portals, and personalization technologies. Students apply conceptual knowledge by programming a web application using AJAX, servlets and a database. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 235, and either IAT 265 or other approved second year programming course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Helmine Serban
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
D101
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3050, Surrey
D102
Fr 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3050, Surrey
IAT 355 - Introduction to Visual Analytics (3)

Focuses on the design and implementation of interactive computer visualization techniques for the analysis, comprehension, and explanation of large collections of abstract information. The application of principles from perception, information visualization, interaction and visual analytics will be covered. Introduces tools for programming geometric information and displaying the results. Emphasizes development of practical skills in using graphics libraries and tools: students will develop programming experience with relevant examples and techniques. Prerequisite: IAT 201 and IAT 267 and either IAT 265 or CMPT 225 or other approved second year programming course. Recommended: IAT 235.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lyn Bartram
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM
SUR 5100, Surrey
IAT 359 - Mobile Computing (3)

An introduction to mobile computing and the development of applications for mobile environments. The three areas that will be covered in the course are mobile technologies, application development and user interaction in a mobile setting. Students will make use of mobile application frameworks and development environments to develop their own application and project, while reinforcing concepts covered in the lectures. Topics covered include mobile development environments, user interfaces, user experience and application development guidelines, gesture recognition, location, sensors, and graphics, and others, as will be outlined in the weekly schedule. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 265 and one of IAT 267 or another IAT 200 level programming course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Helmine Serban
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3250, Surrey
D101
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
D102
Tu 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
IAT 410 - Advanced Game Design (3)

Students will design and develop a variety of electronic games, culminating in an advanced game project. They will continue to analyze the experience of play within the game, and the connections between the game experience and broader cultural phenomena. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 265 or equivalent programming course. Strongly recommended: IAT 312.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Yingchen Yang
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
E101 Yingchen Yang
We 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 3140, Surrey
E102 Yingchen Yang
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3140, Surrey
IAT 452 - Developing Design Tools (3)

Introduces approaches to customizing and developing software applications as design-support tools to be employed in dynamic design environments comprising people, other tools, and their interactions in relation to the tasks to be performed. Discusses effective strategies for software development to find the best matching solutions for a given situation and applies the select methods in software design, prototyping, and evaluation. Makes use of software development processes, languages, and notations in representing design of the tools being developed. Experiments with contemporary systems such as drafting tools (CAD), authoring applications (for games, Websites, animations), parametric design-modeling systems, etc.; and searches their potentials to enhance design environments. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 351.

IAT 455 - Computational Media (3)

The representation of media is introduced: specifically one dimensional (sound), two dimensional (images) and three dimensional (moving images). This course focuses on techniques and methods for creating digital video special effects, allowing students to explore their creativity while extending their graphics and programming skills in digital media. Computational techniques based on signal processing are developed that support the creation, manipulation, combination, transformation, compression, storage and display/performance of different media forms. An important aspect is representation in the temporal/spatial vs. the frequency domain and different transformation techniques. Students will be required to generate special effects, critique and analyze effects from movies, develop skills and abilities to manipulate digital video and audio, and implement their own algorithms to express their technical and artistic skills. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 265 and MACM 101. Recommended: MATH 151 or equivalent.

Design

This concentration focuses on the design and use of interactive products and systems. It emphasizes designing and understanding all aspects of successful designs. Graduates will demonstrate ability in contemporary design from requirements through design to critique and evaluation.

Students complete five of

IAT 333 - Interaction Design Methods (3)

Examines concepts of design practice and related design methods for interaction designers. Design methods include ethnography, personas, design games, role-playing, scenarios, participatory workshops, and prototyping. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 credits, including IAT 265. Recommended: IAT 102 or 233.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 William Odom
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3240, Surrey
IAT 334 - Interface Design (3)

Provides an introduction to the art and design of human-computer interfaces, design methods, prototyping and evaluation of user interfaces. Examines issues of interactivity and its relation to human contexts and technological systems. The role of aesthetic, symbolic, affective and cultural factors will be assessed in concert with scientific and technological issues. The class is primarily focused on visual interfaces on computer monitors and hand-held devices, but culminates with considerations of increasingly physical interactions in ubiquitous environments. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 235.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Brokenshire
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SP 291, Surrey
D101
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
D102
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
D103
Th 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 3100, Surrey
IAT 336 - Materials in Design (3)

Introduces material properties and performance in the context of interactive artifacts. Covers criteria for material selection, including durability, environmental effects, tactile properties, manufacturing processes, compatibility and effects of particular forms of use. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: IAT 233.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Henry Lin
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3350, Surrey
D101
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3350, Surrey
IAT 339 - Web Design and Development (3)

Advanced theory and implementation of web media from a design perspective. Students will design and develop web media that focuses on communication and design issues for a variety of users. This course will address design methods and approaches for technical aspects such as content management, responsive design, and server-side support. Prerequisite: IAT 235 and IAT 265.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Helmine Serban
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5240, Surrey
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3050, Surrey
D102
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3050, Surrey
IAT 431 - Speculative Design (3)

Provides students with the opportunity to experiment with designing in various non-normative frameworks provided by cultural studies, critical theory and phenomenology. Students will examine design's potential for cultural, social and ethical critique of emerging technologies and society. Rather than merely illustrating theoretical positions, this examination involves enacting and embodying differing theoretical positions, thereby rendering criticism productive. Individual design expertise and voice is emphasized. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 William Odom
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SP 291, Surrey
IAT 432 - Design Evaluation (3)

Examines evaluation concepts and methods for designers. Introduces a range of evaluation approaches including informal usability studies, lab experiments, field studies, and analytically-based evaluations. Students will explore techniques for feedback including usability tests, observation, interviews, heuristic reviews, and discursive evaluations. Underlying concepts of evaluation including scientific experimentation, ethnography, phenomenology, and aesthetics will be discussed. Students will learn how to design and implement appropriate evaluation studies for a range of design projects. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units. Recommended: IAT 201 and 235.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Carman Neustaedter
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5080, Surrey
IAT 437 - Representation and Fabrication (3)

Introduces computer-based tools for representing and fabricating designs. Covers the representation of work within a design process, the use of visualization techniques to communicate with clients, and the use of digital fabrication technology to build prototypes. Projects are chosen to highlight key representational issues in contemporary design practice. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units and IAT 336.

IAT 438 - Interactive Objects and Environments (3)

Develops programming and scripting skills for developing combined software, and hardware prototype versions of interactive objects and environments. Covers the art and design of interactive objects and environments. Methodologies emphasizing embodiment, kinesthetics and haptics are introduced by combining theory and practice. Students develop programming skills for developing working prototypes comprised of software, sensors, and hardware. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 233, 235 and 267.

In addition, students complete an additional 6 upper division IAT units (6).

SFU Degree Requirements

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.

Students may need to take additional electives to bring their total unit count to a minimum of 120, including 44 upper division units.