Intermedia (Video, Performance and Electronic Arts) (BFA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
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: 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.
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.
- 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.
This program is only available for Fall admission.
Minimum cut-off averages
- Quebec CEGEP: DEC
- High School: C+
- International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma: 26
- Baccalauréat français: 11
- British system of education (GCE):
- A-levels: At least two A-level exams CD or
- AS-levels: At least 4 AS-level exams with equivalent results or
- BTEC: Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in a related subject area with equivalent results
- Additional information for British System of Education (GCE) applicants
- University Transfers (internal/external): C
Course requirements for admission
None. You must meet Concordia’s minimum admission requirements.
Additional requirements for admission
If you are applying to more than one Fine Arts program, be sure to submit a separate portfolio for each program choice.
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.
- 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?
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.
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Certain programs have extended their deadlines. Please check program availability.
Admission to this program is only available for the Fall Term.
We reserve the right to close admission to a program at any time after the official deadline without prior notice.
- Introduction to Digital Media
- Electronics for Artists
- Video Production
- Performance Art
- Interactivity Studio in Electronic Arts
- You’ll also choose studio art courses from disciplines such as Ceramics, Fibres, Painting and Drawing, Photography (limited access), Print Media and Sculpture
Our facilities feature professional equipment and are staffed with technical experts who will help you realize your ideas:
- Hybrid Lab: Combines a computer lab, a teaching classroom, an interactivity studio and an electronics workshop.
- Complementary equipment: MIDI keyboards and sound devices, sensors, interfaces, micro controller programmers, lighting dimmers, video cameras, motors, pneumatic valves, pistons, and more, are also available.
- Dedicated electronics workshop: A multimedia installation space, plus six smaller studios, where you can work on individual projects involving interactive sound and video.
- Video area: Equipped with seven video and audio edit suites, a production studio with a chroma-key seamless backdrop, a teaching classroom and an equipment depot with a variety of video production equipment.
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