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The Faculty of Fine Arts has four affilated research centres. Click to visit each centre's website for more information.


Centre for the Arts in Human Development


CAHDThe Centre for the Arts in Human Development (CAHD) is an educational, clinical and research centre serving adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs populations. The Centre provides four types of creative arts therapies: art, drama, music and dance/movement, used to promote autonomy and self-confidence, improve social skills and enhance overall quality of life for the Centre’s participants.

Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art

The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art seeks to foster a greater appreciation for Canadian visual culture of all eras. Established through the generous financial support of Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky, the Institute maintains a dialogue within the academic and museum communities on the evolving nature of Canadian visual arts study and supports research on Canadian art.


Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG)

TAGThe Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) research centre is an interdisciplinary collaboration platform for research/creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art. TAG brings together scholars, artists, designers, engineers and students from across faculties and disciplines. Participants are from a variety of universities, the game development industry and community based groups.



Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies

HexagramThe Hexagram-Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies brings together 55 research members and a wide range of graduate students from Concordia’s faculties of Fine Arts, Arts and Science, and Engineering and Computer Science. Hexagram-Concordia encompasses extensive infrastructure and a diverse intellectual community engaged in internationally recognized interdisciplinary research.

Find out more about Hexagram-Concordia researchers and their labs or view the facilities and services provided by this research centre.

Graduate study with Hexagram-Concordia researchers

If you want to pursue a Masters or Doctoral Degree with  Hexagram-Concordia researchers these are the paths currently available to you:

Master's (MA or MFA)

For a purely theoretical OR hybrid theory and practice-based MA

Apply via the Individualized Program (INDI - formerly SIP). The INDI program requires an interdisciplinary committee of three Faculty members. You should contact the program and also directly contact Hexagram-Concordia researchers you would like to study with, or the Associate Dean, Research.

For a visual arts based MFA

Apply to the MFA in Studio Arts program. Most of the Hexagram researchers from Studio Arts take students via the Humanities PhD or the SIP program but Bill Vorn, Leila Sujir, Tim Clarke and Lynn Hughes work both with these programs and  the MFA program in the Open Media concentration. For additional information, please contact Maureen Kennedy, Assistant to the MFA Director at


For a purely theoretical OR hybrid theory and practice based PhD

Apply via the Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD OR the Individualized Program (INDI). You will also need to directly contact the Hexagram researchers you would like to study with. The Associate Dean, Research is also available for consultation.

Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice.
Please consult the Design and Computation Arts webpage for more information.


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