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Games and Multimedia

NOTE: Where the 2014 requirements for a programme differ from those previously published, care will be taken to ensure existing students are not disadvantaged.

The use of computers in graphic design and multimedia applications is an area of high profile and rapid growth. This specialisation combines creative design with a computer science education. It contains a series of papers emphasising art, design, and creativity, and providing a background in related areas such as video, film and music. Students taking this specialisation will usually have art related papers at high school or shown interest in other creative and artistic fields.

Requirements

We list the Games and Multimedia requirements in the form of a "degree planner". Where semesters are shown they refer to the 2014 schedule.



YEAR 1 – 120 POINTS
COMP103A/B
Introduction to Computer Science 1
COMP104B
Introduction to Computer Science 2
MATH102A/B
Introduction to Algebra
STAT121†
Introduction to Statistical Methods
60 points of papers at 100 LEVEL
(30 points must be outside FCMS)
 
Highly recommended at least two of:
COMP125A, COMP126B, CGRD161B, MUSI140A,
SMST101A, SMST102B, SMST112A/B


YEAR 2 – 120 POINTS
COMP200A
Computer Systems

 
__________
 
COMP203A
Programming with Data Structures
COMP202B
Computer Communications

__________
 
COMP204B
Object Oriented Program Design
COMP235B
Logic and Computation
COMP224A
Visual Design for Interactive Media
40 points of papers at 200 LEVEL
(20 points must be outside FCMS)
 
Highly recommended at least one of: COMP223A/B/S, MUSI240B, SMST216B, SMST210S, SMST212A/B
 
Also recommended at least 20 points from: MATH251A, MATH253A, MATH255B, STAT221A, STAT226B


YEAR 3 – 120 POINTS
COMP324A
Interactive Multimedia Systems
COMP325B
Human-Computer Interaction
COMP336B
Graphics and Computer Games
20 points of papers at 300 LEVEL and
40 points of papers at 200 or 300 LEVEL*
 
At least one of:
COMP314B, COMP317A
 
Recommended to take some of:
SMST318A, SMST319A, CGRD350A


YEAR 4 – 120 POINTS
COMP477
Report of an Investigation

 
COMP424B
Interaction Design

 
COMP436B
Advanced Graphics and Computer Games

 
30 points of papers in Computer Science at 400 LEVEL
 
At least one of:
COMP448A, COMP450A, COMP432B
300 LEVEL* 300 LEVEL*

† BCMS regulation 8 requires 50 points from subjects in the field other than the major including at least 20 points above 100 Level. STAT121 will help satisfy these requirements and is strongly recommended in its own right. It also helps students keep their options open for changing to another major with the Faculty if desired.

* For the honours programme, the two 200 level papers in year 3 must be replaced by an additional two 300 level papers, and year 4 requirements are COMP520 Report of an Investigation (45 points) plus five COMP5XX papers (15 points each). Permission may be given to include up to 30 points at 500 level from outside Computer Science.

Elective papers may be replaced by papers at a higher level.

Admission to Honours Programme
To be eligible for honours candidates will require an average of B+ in at least 80 points at 300 level in Computer Science papers. This does not apply to double major students, who will be treated separately.

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