The MA in Comparative Media Arts is at the forefront of an emergent intermedial approach to the arts. A radical mutuality characterizes the relationships among the visual arts, visual culture, performing arts, and art forms that incorporate reproducible and digital media. This program thinks across the media arts in a comparative perspective that synthesizes the historical and theoretical approaches of art history, performance studies, and studies of computer-based arts.

The Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MFA) program provides advanced professional training for artists in the fields of music, dance, theatre, film, video and visual art. The program develops student's individual artistic practice, creativity, interdisciplinary research, technical skill and critical awareness of art's relationship to contemporary society. 

FPA is now CA

As of September 2017, all Contemporary Arts classes have changed code from FPA to CA. If you have been advised to take a class with an FPA prefix, please take the class with the CA prefix. It is the same class.

MA Application Dates

If you are interested in applying for the MA program for entry in Fall 2018, please refer to the application procedures to review what you will need for your application.

Please click here for further MA information.

The applications deadline is February 15, 2018.

For further inquiries, send an email to mfagrad@sfu.ca.

MFA Application Dates

If you are interested in applying for the MFA program for Fall 2018, please refer to the application procedures to review what you will need for your application.

The applications deadline is January 25, 2018.

Please click here for further MFA information.

For further inquiries, send an email to mfagrad@sfu.ca.

Staff Profile

Barbara Adler

Barbara Adler

Graduate Program Assistant

Barbara Adler is an interdisciplinary artist whose work brings together literary performance, composition, live event production and arts education to explore the intersections between text,… More

Alumni Reflections

"The Master of Fine Arts Program challenged me to transform my work into a multi-dimensional practice encompassing not only music, but dance, visual arts, and film. I came in with one idea and left with a hundred."

Stefan Smulovitz, Musician, Composer, Software Designer