OCAD University

Label Label Label

Interdisciplinary Master's In Art, Media and Design (MA, MDes and MFA)

OCAD University

Faculty:Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Fine/Studio Arts, General
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,046
International: $31,107


The Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) draws experienced artists and designers from around the world, encouraging them to investigate and produce works that combine art, design and interdisciplinary academic study to create new forms of visual and social research and creative production.

Each student’s primary discipline and chosen emphasis among art, design, or media practice and theoretical inquiry will determine whether the degree earned is an MFA, MDes or MA.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Application for admission into the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media & Design at OCAD U is a highly competitive process. Applicants must hold a BA, BFA, BDes, or comparable honours degree/certification with an average of 80 per cent (A-) or better during the last two years of study, or must demonstrate exceptional experience/expertise as a practicing artist, designer or scholar.

    All applicants must demonstrate creative and conceptual competence at a high level, as well as the clear potential for acquiring a sufficient level of expertise in a secondary discipline to create an integrated interdisciplinary thesis project at the Master’s level.
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    For consideration by the admissions committee, and in addition to the basic application requirements outlined below, applicants need to complete and submit the following through SlideRoom: Research Proposal - Applicants should clearly outline their background in at least two areas of expertise and describe their interdisciplinary research interests or theme for their graduate work in the program. One of these areas of expertise must be in studio art, media or design. The proposal must be typed and should be a maximum of 500 words. Appendices including bibliography and examples of visual work may be included. It is strongly suggested that applicants identify at least one graduate faculty member they would like to work with during their studies; Portfolio and Statement - applicants must submit a maximum of 15 still images representing no more than five bodies of work. Quicktime movies or other time-based image files should not exceed three minutes in length. Applicants are expected to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of their primary area of concentration and are encouraged to submit any examples of interdisciplinary work. The portfolio should represent the applicant’s best work (formally, conceptually, and contextually resolved). A significant number of the images should represent work produced in the last 12 months. The portfolio must be accompanied by an artist/designer statement of no more than 250 words. The statement should speak to recent work and explain its relevance to the research proposal. It is suggested you discuss the discursive vectors of your practice, your existing expertise and how you would like to grow your practice during your graduate studies. A list of the works submitted should also be included in the portfolio; CV - applicants should include an updated copy of their curriculum vitae. Shortlisted candidates may be notified regarding an interview. No original work is to be presented during the interview. The interview is an ideal opportunity for the candidate to meet with graduate faculty and to discuss the program and the candidate's research proposal. Alternative arrangements will be made for applicants who are unable to attend the interview in person.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Request More Information about this Program

    *First Name:
    *Last Name:
    *Date of Birth:
    Postal Code:
    *Phone: (include area code)
    *Study Level:
    *Interested Programs: (up to 10)
    *Intended start date:
    What happens to the information I submit with this form?
    Please type the code shown:WEVGEJXY  
    Modified on January 25, 2024

    Share This