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Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

At the intersection of media, art, culture and technology, the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology is situated precisely where some of the most important developments of our time are being uncovered. The faculty comprises three schools and two professional programs: School of Communication, School of Interactive Arts and Technology, School for the Contemporary Arts, Publishing Programs and Master of Digital Media. FCAT’s vibrancy lies in the sheer range and diversity of its departments; its unity lies in each of these departments' dedication to rigorous and imaginative intellectual inquiry, the highest academic standards and the continuous expansion of knowledge through research, teaching and creative production.

Faculty members have research strengths in cultural policy and practice, media analysis, the artistic practice and social impact of new media, film, dance, music composition, visual art, interactive systems, design and visual analytics.


  • 2554 undergraduate students

  • 367 graduate students

  • 109 faculty members,
  • 1 Canada Research Chair
  • 5 dynamic schools and programs
  • 4 research institutes


  • School of Communication

  • School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA)

  • School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)
  • Publishing Programs
  • Master of Digital Media


In 2023, SFU’s School of Communication celebrated its 50th anniversary with a series of fall special lectures and symposium, fostering discussions on the future of critical work in communications. The School of Communication is also home to the World Soundscape Project and Sonic Research Studio, which have pioneered research in the fields of critical sound studies, acoustic ecology, and urban soundscape design.

FCAT’s student body in FCAT is highly engaged, with students leading on innovative initiatives like SIAT’s Eunoia UX Hackathon, the Skoden Indigenous Film Festival (now in its 6th year), numerous undergraduate and graduate conferences, and initiatives like After School, a podcast where alumni offer career insights. We also host numerous public lectures, performances, exhibitions and other events.  

Esteemed members of our faculty include researchers like Dr. Wendy Chun, Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media, who integrates arts and humanities with data sciences; Dr. Henry Daniel, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus and SFU Black Caucus co-founder; and Dr. Sylvain Moreno, a neuroscientific technologies specialist.

Notable FCAT alumni include accomplished people like B.C. journalist Simi Sara (BA, Communication 2017), and screenwriter and filmmaker, Kathleen Hepburn (BFA, 2007).



Natalie Brenton
Senior Associate Director of Advancement, Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology



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Natalie Brenton

Senior Associate Director, Advancement
Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology