Queen's School of Computing
SSP

This innovative degree is aimed at students with interests and abilities in both Computing and the Fine Arts. You can participate in advanced courses in Art, Drama, Film, or Music, while maintaining a solid concentration in Computer Science and Mathematics. Fill out your degree with electives in other Arts areas and interdisciplinary courses of all kinds. Graduates can expect to work in the entertainment industry, in art galleries and museums, in multimedia design and production, and in developing the next generation of software for the Arts.

Program Outline

What follows is a list of the required unit credits for the Computing and the Creative Arts program. This information is meant as a guide and is subject to change. The precise and up-to-date requirements for Computing degree plans can be found online in the Arts and Science Calendar. In case of discrepancies, the calendar should be considered as the official definition.

Typical 4-years honours programs consist of 120 unit credits. A one-term course is worth 3 units, while a full year (two-term) course is worth 6 units. All courses listed below are 3 units unless specified with a /6.0 after the course code.

Computing Prerequisite Chart
Prerequisite Chart
  • CISC 121 Introduction to Computing Science I
  • CISC 124 Introduction to Computing Science II
  • One of the following 2 courses:
    • CISC 102 Discrete Mathematics for Computing Science I
    • MATH 110 Linear Algebra
  • COCA 201 Introduction to Computing and the Creative Arts
  • CISC 203 Discrete Mathematics for Computing Science II
  • CISC 204 Logic for Computing Science
  • CISC 220 System-Level Programming
  • CISC 223 Software Specifications
  • CISC 235 Information Structures
  • CISC 325 Human-Computer Interaction
  • CISC 352 Artificial Intelligence
  • CISC 360 Programming Paradigms
  • CISC 365 Algorithms I
  • 6.0 units from:
    • Any CISC
    • COMM 365 Advanced Business Decision Modeling
    • ELEC 470 Computer System Architecture
    • ELEC 471 Computer Networks I
    • ELEC 476 System Simulation
    • ELEC 478 Computer Networks II
    • MATH 272 Applications of Numerical Methods
    • MATH 337 Introduction to Operations Research Models
    • MATH 401 Graph Theory
    • MATH 402 Enumerative Combinatorics
    • MATH 434 Optimization Theory and Applications
    • MATH 474 Information Theory
    • with 3.0 units at 200-level or above, and 3.0 units at 400-level.
  • One of 4 sub-plans:
    Plan i - Computing and Art
    • One of the following options:
      • ARTH 120/6.0 Art in the West from Antiquity to Modernity
      • BOTH of the following courses:
        • ARTH 116 Art and Architecture in Britain from the Classical Period to c.1700
        • ARTH 117 Art and Architecture in Britain from c.1700 to the Present
    • 3.0 units in ARTH at the 400-level
    • 12.0 units in ARTH at 300-level or above
    • 18.0 units in ARTH at the 100- or 200-level
    Plan ii - Computing and Drama
    • 6.0 units from:
      • DRAM 100/6.0 Introduction to the Theatre
      • DRAM 181/6.0 Introduction to Current Theatre
      • BISC 100 Thinking Locally
      • BISC 101 Acting Globally
    • DRAM 200/6.0 Theatre History and Literature I
    • DRAM 220 Introduction to Dramaturgy
    • Two of the following courses:
      • DRAM 240 Introduction to Theatre Space
      • DRAM 241 Design and Theatre
      • DRAM 242 Introduction to Theatre Production
    • 12.0 units in DRAM at 300-level or above
    • 6.0 units in DRAM and/or the following courses
      • CLST 312 Greek and Roman Drama
      • DEVS 321 Development Dramas
      • ENGL 256/6.0 Shakespeare
      • ENGL 257 Elizabethan Shakespeare
      • ENGL 258 Jacobean Shakespeare
      • ENGL 259 Global Shakespeare
      • ENGL 326/6.0 Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
      • ENGL 335/6.0 English Drama to 1700
      • FREN 266 Le théâtre canadien-français
      • FREN 305 Le théâtre depuis 1945
      • FREN 306 Le théâtre classique
      • GRMN 561 Goethe I
      • IDIS 200/6.0 Introduction to Semiotics and Communication
      • IDIS 210 Arts in Society
      • IDIS 311 Sound Production
      • IDIS 410/6.0 Contemporary Cultural Performance in Practice
      • ITLN 257 Pirandello's Theatre
      • ITLN 357 Pirandello's Theatre
      • LLCU 200/6.0 Semiotics: Interpreting the World
      • LLCU 257 Pirandello's Theatre
      • LLCU 301 Oral Tradition and Innovation in Cultural Transmission
      • LLCU 332 Spanish Baroque Short Theatre
      • LLCU 339 XX-Century Italian Playwrights: In Search of the Theatre
      • MUSC 287 Opera
      • MUSC 373 Music Theatre Practicum
      • MUTH 232 Opera
      • MUTH 331 Music Theatre Practicum
      • STSC 300 Stage and Screen
      • STSC 309 Special Topics in Stage and Screen
      • STSC 339 Media and Performance
      • STSC 381 Understanding Audiences: Spectatorship across the Arts
    Plan iii - Computing and Film
    • One of the following options:
      • FILM 110/6.0 Film, Culture and Communication
      • BOTH of the following courses:
        • FILM 104 Film Form and Modern Culture to 1970
        • FILM 106 Film Form and Modern Culture from 1970
      • BOTH of the following courses:
        • FILM 104 Film Form and Modern Culture to 1970
        • BISC 100 Thinking Locally
    • Three of the following courses:
      • FILM 206 Research, Writing, and Presentation Methods
      • FILM 216 Historical Inquiry
      • FILM 226 Critical Inquiry
      • FILM 236 Media and Cultural Studies
      • FILM 240 Media and Popular Culture
      • FILM 260 Digital Media Theory and Practice
    • FILM 250 Fundamentals of Media Production
    • 6.0 units in FILM at the 400-level
    • 12.0 units in FILM at 300-level or above
    Plan iv - Computing and Music
    • MUSC 103 Music and Society
    • MUSC 191/6.0 Theory and Analysis I
    • One of the following courses:
      • MUSC 203 Romantic and Twentieth-Century Music
      • MUSC 204 Baroque and Classical Music
      • MUSC 205 Mediaeval and Renaissance Music
    • 27.0 units in MUSC with at least 9.0 at 300-level or above and 9.0 at 200-level or above

Admission Requirements

Admission to a degree program in the Faculty of Arts and Science from an Ontario Secondary School is based on the completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Please see Admissions for details.

How to Apply

Apply at the Ontario Universities Application Centre using the program code QA (Queen's University, Arts).

More Info

More information may be obtained by sending mail to undergrad@cs.queensu.ca.