Intermedia

About Program Admission Requirements
Program subject to approval by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD) is pleased to announce a new Specialized Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Intermedia, offered collaboratively by the Departments of Computational Arts and Visual Art and Art History.

The increasing proliferation of digital technologies is rapidly creating new opportunities for how artists design, conceptualize, and fabricate contemporary art. More than tools for creating, digital capacities have made way for entirely new processes, and make possible new ways of thinking about objects and their relationships to society. The BFA in Intermedia immerses students in the critical and creative possibilities that lie at the intersection of art and technology, where they will investigate the unexplored spaces between disciplines and invent new and hybrid forms to render their creative ideas.

Through a unique, interdisciplinary curriculum that offers access to cutting-edge hardware and software, students will develop a comprehensive range of skills that combine coding with intensive installation and networked intervention, as well as with painting, drawing, sculpture, and print media in their expanded digital formats, grounded in the rich legacies of art history, cultural studies and critical digital theory.

Students in Intermedia will graduate as hybrid artist/researchers, capable of embracing the mechanics of digital production processes and able to anticipate and evolve their skills as new technological innovations emerge.

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (Gene). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 (Reading) and 550 (Math) or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.