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: mash up sound art, robotics, performance, and immersive environments, or just focus on one or two of these elements. Learn programming code to create new technologies. Or, instead of going digital, pull concepts from dance, theatre, or sculpture into performance art.
Above all, you must experiment, be curious, and explore. Our chroma-key studio, video editing suites and selection of equipment are impressive and will support your practice.
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.
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.
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.
Portfolio / Letter of intent
If you are applying to more than one Fine Arts Studio Arts program, you may use one portfolio and letter of intent except for Intermedia and Photography.
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.
Please include a maximum 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?
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still available for the Fall Term only.
March 1 (applicants from Canada)*
February 1 (applicants from outside Canada)*
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
Research and graduate studies
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.
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.
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.