Interdisciplinary Computational Media Design

This research-based interdisciplinary degree is offered jointly through the Department of Computer Science, the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, the Department of Art and Art History, and the School of Creative and Performing Arts.

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Master of Science (MSc), thesis-based

Thesis-based programs require that you pursue independent and original research culminating in a thesis. You will work under the supervision of a faculty member whose expertise matches your research area.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The aim of this doctoral program is to train research-minded students, already armed with original ideas and initiative, to become inspiring teachers and insightful professional scholars. You will get the access and attention you need from our faculty of internationally recognized scholars.

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What is thesis-based study?

Pursue independent research guided by a supervisor who shares your research interests. If you want to advance your knowledge or expand your expertise in a specific field or research area, our thesis-based programs are for you.

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A supervisor is a faculty member who oversees your research and the development of your thesis.

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