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Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) (BFA)

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Degree
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Department
Faculty
Program type
Major
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
Duration
3 to 4 years
Start term
Fall

Why study Intermedia?

Play with technology. Take it apart. Understand it. Then use it to invent new combinations of artistic content, practice, and presentation across electronic, video or performance media. If you want to be a pioneer, exploring relationships between emerging and existing media technologies and the fine arts, then this program is for you.

You decide how to combine your study: video art, performance art, robotics, sound art and immersive environments, or just focus on one or two of these streams. Learn programming and digital technologies to create new artistic experiences. Or pull concepts from dance, theatre, or even sculpture, and use your own body as medium into performance art. 

Above all, experiment, be curious, and explore. Our chroma-key studio, video editing suites and selection of equipment are impressive and will support your practice.

Program highlights

  • Access to state-of-the art production facilities for video, sound, digital, robotic, and performance creations
  • Students can borrow from a depot of equipment including sound recording gear, lights, projectors, rasberry pis, arduinos, sensors, and more

Program structure

A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.


Program option

  • Major in Intermedia (Video, Performance, and Electronic Arts) (60 credits)
  • Combine studies in media arts, new technologies and interdisciplinary practices with a major in Intermedia. Imagine a learning environment where you can study electronic arts, video, performance art, immersive environments and sound art production. The Intermedia program addresses the creative interests of student artists who want to explore the interdisciplinary relationships between emerging, new and existing media technologies and traditional visual arts. Intermedia encourages dialogue between traditional disciplines and new forms of artistic expression using technology and integrated media with a focus on electronic arts, video art and performance art.


Courses


United States students: A U.S. Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all U.S. regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.

Admission criteria

This program is available for Fall admission only.


Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements


Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. Applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.


Additional requirements for admission

  • Letter of Intent
  • Portfolio

Portfolio / Letter of intent

The portfolio of artwork for admission to a Studio Arts program should be a collection of your best and most recent work in visual arts. It should represent your individual interests, abilities and explorations. Consider visual, conceptual, and technical proficiency in selecting your best and most recent work.

If you are applying to more than one Fine Arts program, be sure to submit a separate portfolio for each program choice.


Intermedia portfolio

Your work

  • Please include a minimum of 15 examples of your work that demonstrate your interests and explorations in video art, electronic arts and performance art.
  • You may include photographs, animation, film, video or audio recordings.
  • Documentation of performance art, video or electronic art installations is also encouraged.
  • Ensure your submissions are well organized and easy to navigate.  

Letter of intent
Your letter of intent should be no longer than one page, written in English or French, and address the following: 

  • Why have you chosen Intermedia? Describe your understanding of the program and list the particular media and disciplines you would like to study.
  • Describe your academic and artistic background.
  • What are your particular goals in relation to Intermedia?


Application deadlines

We consider complete applications year round and give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines.


Fall term

FALL TERM

March 1 is the deadline to apply for fall term entry. International students are encouraged to apply by February 1 to allow sufficient time for CAQ and study permit application processing.

Late applications will be considered if places are still available. Please check program availability for the term, before you start your application.

Winter term

WINTER

Admission to this program is available for the Fall Term only.


We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.


After your degree

You will graduate with the knowledge and discipline required for a creative and productive life. You’ll have creative problem-solving skills, know how to think critically about your work, and have the necessary leadership skills required for entrepreneurial endeavours. Your degree can lead to many paths such as:

  • Creative or art director
  • Performance artist
  • Research and graduate studies
  • Video editor

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