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Expanded Media

The Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Expanded Media program offers you opportunities to explore interdisciplinary practices, collaboration, research and conceptual and social issues in a range of media arts, including film, video, installation, performance, audio art, digital media and photography. Hybrid approaches to media arts will enable you to draw on your individual skills whether they extend across fine art, design, craft or critical studies. With a studio focus, the program is driven by exploration, interdisciplinarity and conceptual development. Taking a series of fine and media arts courses, you will explore a diverse range of visual arts concerns from an interdisciplinary approach. These courses will provide opportunities for internship placements in galleries, museums and artist-run centres.

Division: Media Arts/Foundation
Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts
Program: Major in Expanded Media

Program Length: 4 years (see Degree Requirements)

Campus: Academy Campus

Admission Deadline: March 1 for September; October 1 for January

Graduates of ҹɬƵ’s intermedia program are successful studio artists working in the areas of film, video, electronics and robotics, sound and installation. Others establish careers as gallery administrators, community educators and arts writers. Many pursue graduate studies and become critics, curators and college/university professors.

Our Expanded Media Students Can Expect

– The Multimedia Centre includes a video studio, editing suites and sound equipment. Computer labs have software for students working in design, web-based media, animation and image rendering. Technical staff are available to assist with equipment booking and inquiries.

– A faculty of accomplished artists, scholars, educators and leaders in their craft.

– Throughout the year, you can look forward to attending on-campus screenings, shows, talks, film nights and more.

Featured Courses

Expanded Media

Expanded Media Toolbox: This course provides an overview of contemporary digital and electronic tools employed in the media arts area. Students will work with video, animation, the internet, installation, locative media and sound through technical exercises and project work. Students will also consider the critical, historical and theoretical context of contemporary media arts production.

Interdisciplinary: Idea and Process

Interdisciplinary: Idea and Process: This studio class engages students in research, writing, collecting, using inventories and archives, generating sketch work and collaborating. Students will examine contemporary art practices and critical and theoretical writing and will work across media on studio projects.

Adv. Wksp: Figurative Ceramics

Adv. Wksp: Figurative Ceramics: This course explores representations of the human body in clay/ceramics while considering the figure in contemporary art and in historical precedents. The course transitions from observation and interpretation from life models and evolves to personal interpretations and questions of the body in a contemporary context. A variety of fabricating methods, scales, surfaces and firing will support the projects that range from figurine to life scale. Readings and discussions will assist in understanding the state of figurative practice today, and the emphasis on ‘body’ as both subject and object.

Interdisciplinary: Language Into Art

This studio class explores the conceptual skills involved in the use of language in the making and meaning of images, objects and actions. Students will examine contemporary art practices, and critical and theoretical writing, and will work across media on studio projects.

Please visit the Academic Calendar for a description of all courses available during your undergraduate studies.

Student Work



Stephan Schultz:(http://stephanschulz.ca/sts/?/about/ ) Head of R+D for Anti­modular Re­search, a new media art pro­duc­tion studio headed by art­ist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Montreal


Cassils: Performance Artist
(https://www.cassils.net/ )


Yulia Startsev (https://conf.researchr.org/profile/conf/yuliastartsev): Research at Mozilla in Berlin. She represents Mozilla at TC39, the standardizing body for JavaScrip


Graeme Patterson:(https://www.graemepatterson.com/)
Animation Artist


Dylan Fish: Recent Grad of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago doing work in Cryptocurrencies


Jacob Irish and
Julie Hall

Jacob Irish and Julie Hall