BFA in Intermedia

Admission to the Intermedia (BFA Honours) program is based both on academic performance and artistic merit. Academic admissibility is assessed by York University, while artistic merit is evaluated by the Department of Visual Art & Art History. Therefore, the application to the Intermedia program is a two-step process.

Applications to this program are accepted for both Fall (September) and Winter (January) entry.

You may apply to more than one AMPD program; however you must apply separately to each one.

Step 1: Apply to York University

You can apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) or York University’s Application.

Academic Requirements

Application Deadlines

Current York University students interested in transferring to the program should contact the Department of Visual Art & Art History directly at to apply.

Step 2: Complete your Supplementary Evaluation

In addition to applying for admission to York through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) or York University’s Application, applicants to the Visual Arts program must complete a Supplementary Evaluation.


Once you have applied to the program you will receive an email that will include your reference ID and directions for completing the supplementary evaluation. This email will be sent approximately 5-10 business days after you submit your application. If you are applying to more than one AMPD program, you must complete a separate Supplementary Evaluation for each one.

The questionnaire and portfolio review are intended to help us learn about your academic and artistic background, interests and goals as they relate to our Intermedia program offered in collaboration between our Visual Art and Art History department and Computational Art department.

Your evaluation will consist of a portfolio review and an informal interview with one of our faculty members to discuss your portfolio and artistic goals. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend an information session about the program, chat with current students, and take a tour of our Visual Art and Computational Art facilities. 

Your portfolio should consist of 8 art works that illustrate your current technical and creative abilities. Slides or photographs are acceptable for large or awkward pieces but original, unmounted artwork is preferred. At least two different media should be represented from the following: drawing, photography, sculpture, digital art, print making, computer-generated imagery, painting, audio-video, experimental work. 

A current sketchbook, idea book, or journal is required and will count as one of your 8 pieces. Your portfolio can include work carried out for class assignments as well as independent projects.

If you find you’re unable to attend your in-person, on-campus portfolio review as scheduled, you may reschedule or opt to evaluate online instead. 

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