Visual Arts and Communication, Media and Film

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Visual Arts and Communication, Media and Film

There are two options available to students in the Combined Visual Arts and Communication, Media and Film program.



This option combines a foundation in artistic skills with an analysis of contemporary media institutions and production practices. We offer you practical, skill-based training in studio areas such as photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, print media, digital video and new media, while also emphasizing the critical and theoretical concerns in contemporary art.
The Visual Arts and Communication, Media and Film Studio Arts option provides a strong foundation in studio practices (drawing, painting, print/digital/integrated media, photography, sculpture, bio art, etc.) and art history with exhibition opportunities and exposure to regional cultural institutions, engages the rapidly changing media environment and the social, cultural and political implications of emerging digital technologies/platforms.
Our studio faculty members exhibit their own work nationally and internationally, and our art history faculty members are invited to lecture in other communities both in Canada and abroad. Among our graduates are nationally known artists, faculty at universities in both Canada and the US, and curators in major art galleries.
We have a newly established Incubator Lab that provides the opportunity to explore Bio Art. Our Green Corridor course is an
interdisciplinary study of art and the environment.
Our teaching and studio facilities are also complemented by project and internship opportunities at on-campus and off-campus media outlets, production houses and local arts and cultural organizations.
This program includes internship courses that may lead to placements both on and off campus.


This option provides students with a solid foundation and sophisticated understanding of the theories, contexts, and technical knowledge required to create artistic and skillful film and video productions in a range of formats. These formats range from feature and documentary films to expanded cinema installations in public spaces, as well as the exploration of mobile platforms.
The option brings together specialized courses that explore multimedia and digital arts environments as an evolving landscape (including interactive media, immersive and geolocational contexts for film and sound installation across platforms) in addition to new
forms of narrative and storytelling that respond to shifting media contexts.
Students in the program receive training in film, video, sound and interactive media in a studio atmosphere that fosters their interests and develops their creative capacities through production labs on campus and state-of-the-art facilities in the downtown core.
Students have the opportunity to specialize in film and video production in the areas of directing, cinematography, sound recording, writing, stop-motion animation, editing and post-production, with an emphasis on storytelling through technical and artistic approaches to the media.

Minimum Admission Average: 70%

ENG4U required. 


Option I: Studio Arts

  • Advertising, public relations and visual message design
  • Marketing and strategic communications
  • Arts administration and curation 
  • Traditional and digital art, photography, design

Option II: Film Production & Media Arts>

  • Film and video production; media production across a range of platforms; expanded cinema installation
  • Directing, cinematography, sound recording, lighting for film and video, scriptwriting/screenwriting, sound recording, stop-motion animation, editing and post-production
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