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McMaster University Faculty of Humanities Hons. Bachelor of Fine Arts - iArts (Integrated Arts)
McMaster University Faculty of Humanities

Hons. Bachelor of Fine Arts - iArts (Integrated Arts)

Hamilton, Canada

4 Years


Full time

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05 Sep 2024

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The iArts BFA is a Level I, direct entry program that emphasizes interdisciplinary creative practice as a collective mode of learning, preparing students for professional careers in the arts. You will have the opportunity to engage with a range of hands-on media and techniques in art and performance, while also learning about the histories and critical contexts of art and performance locally, nationally and internationally.

With a focus on student-directed learning, the BFA allows you to pursue your own interests and develop skill sets to support your personal, artistic expression. You will also have many opportunities to work collaboratively and expand beyond traditional arts practice to engage with one another and with the University and community at large.

Statement about how we are grounding social justice and what that means

The iArts Program welcomes all students working in all creative genres. We welcome students from equity-seeking communities (including, but not limited to): Indigenous, Black, people of colour, refugees, newcomers, immigrants, Two-Spirit, LGBTQI+, gender diverse persons and persons with disabilities, persons who are Mad and persons who are Deaf, deaf or Hard of Hearing. iArts is committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism by embracing diversity and social justice practices in the arts.”


Our studios are well lit, partially accessible, there are accessible washrooms with room for a full turn around, and a large elevator. Classrooms on campus are partially accessible, some are fully accessible and some have raked stairs. Deaf students can access ASL and CART. Our classrooms and studios are well lit and spacious with room to move around.

Careers for majors in iArts

Practicing artist

Curatorial work in museums and galleries

Arts and Culture and Heritage administrator


Art Management

Teachers at all levels

Art therapist

Medical illustrator


Metal fabricator, Foundry work

Tattoo artist

Working in television, film and theatre industry (props, sets, costumes)


Print Pulse 30 showcases just some of the types of work that students in our iArts program have created.

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