The program is available both full-time (five semesters) and part-time (eight to fourteen semesters). The Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design is a 60-credit program comprising:
Curriculum: 60 credits
All students must complete the following:
Students completing an MFA or MDes degree must also complete the following:
Students completing an MA degree must also complete the following:
Please note that students may only enter the IAMD program in Fall of the year they are admitted. Fall/Winter courses run from September to April. IAMD students are also required to undertake coursework during the Spring/Summer semester.
Fall (12 credits)
Winter (15 credits)
IAMD 6C04 MA Directed Academic Study (3)
Summer (7.5 credits)
Elective (3) *May be taken at any time during the first year of study.
Fall (10.5 credits)
Winter (15 credits)
IAMD 6E02 MA Thesis (12)
Elective (3) * Can be taken at any time during the second year of study.
Part-time students will commence the program in the Fall and must enroll ina minimum of three credits per semester for at least eight continuous semesters. The chart below outlines the courses that part-time students are required to take in specific semesters. Additional course selection is made by the student in consultation with the Graduate Program Director and based on available course offerings.
Fall 1: GGRA 6B01 Contemporary Research Methods
Winter 2: IAMD 6B08 Issues in Critical Theory
Summer 3: 3-6 credits from the following:
Fall 4: IAMD 6C06 Directed Interdisciplinary Studio/Academic Study I (6)
Summer 6: IAMD 6A01 Thesis Proposal
Fall 7: IAMD 6A02 Research Creation and Colloquia
Winter 8: IAMD 6B07 Graduate Seminar
Part-time students must also complete the following courses by the end ofthe sixth semester of study:
In addition to the requirements outlined in the chart, part-time students must complete the following courses by the end of the seventh semester ofstudy:
All other course requirements as outlined above must be completed before the maximum time to completion of the program (14 semesters).
Students may choose from:
a) Approved graduate-level courses in other OCAD U graduate programs. Subject to available spaces in the course, students may choose from the following for 2012/13:
b) A 300 or 400-level course in any discipline, with the approval of the instructor and the Graduate Program Director (supplementary readings and an augmented project or graduate-level research essay of 3000-4000 words are to be arranged with the instructor). Students should consult the Academic Calendarfor undergraduate course offerings and must complete a “Request to Enrollin an Undergraduate Course as an Elective” form and secure the appropriate permissions before they will be allowed to register. Please see the Graduate Student Handbook for more information.
c) A graduate course at another university through the Ontario Visiting Graduate Student Plan (OVGS) or the Canadian University Graduate Transfer Agreement (CUGTA). Information on this process is available in the Graduate Student Handbook and on the OCAD U website at www.ocadu.ca/gradstudies.
Students must meet with their Graduate Program Director for advising on the selection of elective courses. A record of student advising will be kept in the student file and students are advised to keep a copy for their records.
All students participate in a Portfolio Exhibition, which takes place in the first (Fall) semester. This exhibition is curated by students in the MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice program.
In addition, students in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design mount a group exhibition and show of work completed during the year or, if appropriate, work-in-progress. This exhibition takes place in the winter (semester 2) for full-time students. Part-time students will normally participate in the winter (semester 2) or as soon as they have achieved an introductory body of interdisciplinary work or work in progress to exhibit.
Students must make their summer plans in consultation with their Principal Advisor and the Graduate Program Director. Among the options available to students in this program are:
Florence Graduate Residency: This European campus residency offers a combination of facilitated and self-directed study approaches to learning. While in residence in Florence, students develop, continue or extend a body of research, studio and/or scholarly work in a communal studio setting. Art history field trips will be a component of the program, led by OCAD U's resident art historian.
Fogo Island Arts Corporation Residency: The Fogo Island Arts Corporation is a contemporary art venue on Fogo Island and Change Islands off the north-east coast of Newfoundland. The Arts Corporation specializes in residencies for international artists and the production of art projects and workshops engaging both local and international participants. The Arts Corporation is supported bythe Shorefast Foundation. Visiting artists to the islands have access to specially designed studios and renovated traditional buildings and homes located in remote and community locations across the islands.
Not all summer residencies are offered each year. Residencies arecompetitive and subject to adjudication of student proposals and available funds, where applicable.