Art (Intermedia), BFA

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The BFA program in art with a concentration in intermedia studies educates students in traditional and emerging forms and orientations, including performance, installation, 3D fabrication, digital sculpture, public and place-based art, digital animation, and experimental and documentary video.

Faculty also teach special topics, including the recent studio seminars on walking as art practice and the engagement of women in the field of art and technology. Intermedia faculty nurture students' talents and provide them with the skills they need to capture creative and professional opportunities, exhibitions, grants, commissions, residencies and employment as educators, curators and media and arts professionals across an array of established and emerging fields.

Students declare their Bachelor of Fine Arts concentration at the time of their ASU admission. Following admission, if students wish to change their concentration, they may meet with their School of Art academic advisor.

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Art (Intermedia), BFA

Required Courses

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While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Admission requirements

Students are admitted directly to the intermedia concentration upon admittance to the BFA program in art.

Career outlook

Career opportunities depend on the emphasis selected. Possibilities include:

  • computer graphics and animation
  • community-based art (in schools, health care settings, nonprofit agencies)
  • event production and cultural production
  • positions in the music or entertainment industry
  • video production and post-production
  • web-based entertainment, education and communication

Professions may include:

  • animator
  • art director and set designer
  • audio and video equipment technician
  • commercial and industrial designer
  • elementary or secondary school teacher
  • independent artist
  • marketing and public relations director
  • media consultant
  • museum and gallery curator, staff, director or art dealer
  • performer
  • professor
  • video and media producer or designer
  • video game designer

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Special Effects Artists and Animators4.1%$77,700
Art Directors-1.8%$97,270
Audio and Video Technicians 12.3%$47,920
Camera Operators, Television, Video and Film 14%$57,200
Film and Video Editors 21.6%$67,250
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators1%$52,340
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.8%$62,870
Artists and Related Workers, All Other-0.2%$65,800
Sound Engineering Technicians 6%$53,520
Video Game Designers

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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