Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology - Simon Fraser University

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) encompasses five schools and programs that embody the commitment to excellence and innovation that has recognized Simon Fraser University (SFU) as Canada’s leading and most comprehensive research institution. Established in 2009, FCAT is comprised of the School of Communication, School for the Contemporary Arts, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Publishing Programs, and Master of Digital Media Program.

Through a community of globally significant artists, designers, technologists and scholars, our faculty members teach a vibrant range of courses that are both specialized and interdisciplinary. Academic programs are also supplemented with work-based learning and cooperative education to provide students with hands-on experiences.

With three campuses spread across Canada’s beautiful province of British Columbia, FCAT students have the opportunity to live, study and work in some of the most livable cities in the world. Multidisciplinary in nature, our faculty and students affect change through collaboration to identify innovative solutions to real-world problems.

Our vision is clearly aligned to that of University of the Arctic, particularly in the areas of Arctic telecommunications networking, sustainable arts and design, digital media and media arts as well as Indigenous education.

Facts and figures

Web https://www.sfu.ca/fcat.html
Year Established 2009
Total Number of Staff 72
Number of Academic Staff 104
Number of Students 2611
Focus Areas


Community Engagement (community-based learning, community-engaged research, and programs that facilitate community dialogue)

Indigenous Engagement

Interactive Design

Visual Analytics

School of Communication (Politics, Media & Cultural Studies, Social Justice & Change)

School for the Contemporary Art (Dance, Film, Music, Theatre Performance/Production/Design, Visual Art)

School of Interactive Arts and Technology (New Media, Interactive Applications, Design)

Publishing Program (Book, Magazine and Online Publishing)

Digital Media Program