BFA in Intermedia

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.