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  • Locations: Montreal, Canada
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Cost Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description


Academic project AME
Academic project AME

Media Arts and Culture in Montreal is an opportunity to prototype public works in one of the most vibrant cities in the world for experimental media, film, games, music, and live events. Students will visit cultural events, museums, and studios. Additionally, attendees will meet professionals in interactive and media arts while learning new techniques in computational media. With their new knowledge, students will work with faculty mentors to create enriched, responsive environments.

Quick Facts 

  • June 28 - July 25, 2020 for 6 credits
  • Visit cultural centers in Montreal
  • Develop skills in designing and creating live exhibitions
  • Refine works with faculty and local professionals

ASU: Media Arts and Culture in Montreal: Responsive Environments Workshop from Synthesis Center on Vimeo.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information.
Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.



Location Details


The city boasts the largest Francophone society in North America. Montreal has a thriving technology community, premiere galleries for art, and a lively scene for interactive media installations, all in a city with a Continental European style.



Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment a Withdrawal Policies

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Digital Culture Majors, Minors, and Certificates

Have Taken All of:
  • AME 111
  • AME 112
  • AME 244

Have Taken At Least One of:
  • AME 294 – Circuit Bending
  • AME 294 – Hybrid Action
  • AME 340 – Comp & Computational Principle
  • AME 394 – Media Theatre
  • AME 444 – Media Installations
  • AME 494 – Somatic Prototyping
  • AME 499 – Individualized Study (With Demonstrable Max/MSP Application)
  • AME 484 – Internship (With Demonstrable Max/MSP Application) or Equivalent
Exceptions to the above course requirements can be made based on demonstration of mastery of Max/MSP/Jitter


AME 494: Responsive Environments (3 Credits)

AME 499: Individualized Study (3 Credits)

6 Total Credits
Academic project AME
Academic project AME
Academic project AME



Faculty Directors


Sha Xin Wei 
Associate Professor, Arts, Media and Engineering 
Director of Synthesis @ ASU
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Office: Tempe, Stauffer B 255

Connor Rawls
Research Specialist, Arts, Media and Engineering 
Staff Member, Synthesis @ ASU
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Office: Tempe, Matthews Center 224D

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Program Housing

All students will be housed on the McGill University campus. Many friends of the program call McGill University home, such as Building 21, giving plenty of opportunities to exchange ideas and techniques with peers and potential mentors. McGill is a five minute walk away from the nearest metro station, giving access to social events, museums, dining, and shopping.


Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus. 

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.  

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is $6,400.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for 6 credits, housing, on-site orientation, some meals, academic field trips, guest lectures, ASU faculty support and international health insurance.
Not included: passport fee and personal expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program or optional activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program


Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020
Rolling Admission 06/28/2020 07/25/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.