Student work by Ca Thu Le, 2013. Photo by Sarah Mulholland.
Interested in working in media arts? OCAD University’s Integrated Media program might be for you.

In this program, artists who work in the field as media makers will teach you:

  • Film
  • Video
  • Electronics and interactivity
  • Creative coding
  • Performance
  • Installation
  • Animation
  • Sound

In this program, you will learn technical and creative skills you can apply to a variety of media and digital artworks. Many of our students choose to work in video production, but the choice is yours.

Program Highlights

At the End of this Program...

At the end of this four-year program, you will earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree. 

Admissions Requirements

Jobs You can Get

Graduates of this program have gone on to:

  • Film, video and television production
  • Gaming
  • Curating and arts administration
  • Arts education
  • Graduate studies in art, cultural criticism, digital media production and physical computing
  • Work artists using various mediums

Internships & Experiential learning

OCAD U offers so much more than co-ops because creative careers take many forms. Our career services help you build a professional community, valuable experience and skills you need for a meaningful career. Get access to:

  • Short experiential learning placements from among hundreds of organizations
  • Creative in-class projects with real-world industry partners
  • Exclusive summer internships
  • Gallery exhibitions of your work
  • Freelance creative opportunities
  • Jobs after graduation

What You'll Do in the Program

Before you focus on Integrated Media, your first year at OCAD University will be in our first year art program. You will have many course choices to build a strong base for future years. A few are mandatory, such as Art History, Colour, Drawing and Time Based Media, but the rest of your classes could include:

  • Sculpture concepts
  • Wearable art
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Animation
  • Body and technology
  • Printmaking
  • Art and code

In second year, you will still have a lot of course options for classes but Integrated Media courses will be your core area of study. Required courses are Contemporary Issues and Hybrid Media Lab. Classes of choice include:

  • Animation
  • The moving image
  • History of new media art
  • Hybrid media lab
  • Electronics or physical computing
  • Sonic Arts

Third year features your choice of art classes and this one required INTM course: Media Research Projects

In fourth year, you’ll be able to focus on your interests even more. You will learn to manage production and take upper-year classes in areas that interest you. You’ll also work on your thesis or final project and showcase your work at OCAD U’s GradEx, the biggest free art and design exhibition in Toronto with over 40,000 visitors.

Minors

In all undergraduate programs you can choose to take a minor alongside your major to explore and expand your practice. Minors give you the opportunity to pursue a focused secondary field of study in addition to or sometimes instead of taking electives in your program and can help you look better for employers or in grants or grad school applications.  You don’t need to choose a minor on your application – rather once you start at OCAD U, you’ll be able to choose from over 90 electives that can build towards one of our 25 focused minors. Learn more about Minor Programs here.

Program
Integrated Media
Degree earned
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Faculty
Faculty of Art
Duration
4 years
Portfolio required
Yes