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


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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Program type
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Sir George Williams (SGW)
3 to 4 years
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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 explore 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.


Admission criteria

This program is available for Fall admission only.

Minimum cut-off averages and course requirements

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.

Your portfolio should contain:

  • Minimum number of portfolio items: 15.
  • Maximum number of portfolio items: 20.
  • Each portfolio item must be a single digital file.
  • Either recently completed or currently in progress. 
  • Include work that demonstrates your ability to work in a variety of media, in both two and three dimensions. Examples include drawings, paintings, prints, collage and other mixed media work, sculpture, ceramics, and fibres work.
  • You may also include photographs, animation, film, video, audio recordings, and documentation of performance art.
  • Please tailor your portfolio to the specific program area to which you are applying.
  • Your work should show evidence of both technical skill and conceptual development. Basic abilities in drawing, composition and color-use must be demonstrated.
  • You may not submit your portfolio via email or through other websites.  

Letter of intent

Your letter of intent should be no longer than one page and written in English or French. In general, it should describe your educational background and any relevant experience in art, as well as your expectations in relation to the programs to which you are applying.

  • What are your reasons for applying to this program? If you are particularly interested in an area within Studio Arts, please indicate why.
  • Describe your educational background and any relevant experience.
  • What are your goals and expectations in relation to this program?

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


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


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.

Funding note

Quebec residents who enroll in this program and meet the eligibility criteria may apply for funding of $2,500 per term through the Quebec Perspective Bursary (Bourse Perspective Quebec).

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.

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

Other programs of interest

Computation Arts (BFA)

When you study computation arts, you become part of a visionary digital program that explores the intersection of design, art and technology.



Electroacoustic Studies (BFA)

As an electroacoustic artist, your ear is your instrument. As a student, you will explore the possibilities for sonic creativity through electroacoustic composition, sound design and recording, while training your inner and outer ears.



Studio Art (BFA)

As a Studio Art major, you’ll have the flexibility to choose a concentration or combine any of our seven disciplines: Ceramics, Fibres and Material Practices, Intermedia/Cyberarts (Performance, Video, Electronic Arts), Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, Sculpture and Installation.



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