Prospective Students

I welcome inquiries from potential MA and Ph.D. students who are interested in SIAT graduate program and would like to participate in the work of Critical MediArtStudio (cMAS)

cMAS is seeking graduate students with an active media arts or design practice, a background in the humanities and programming skills interested in working at the intersections of historical research, theory, and praxis.

Students interested in cMAS should have a critical concern for unpacking how new and old technologies, categories of difference and colonial legacies continue to shape both the historical narratives and practices of media arts and design; our sense of self; and practices of knowledge transfer and production.

I am currently looking for students who are interested in academic research and/or research creation in:

  • the histories and aesthetics of interactive/contemporary art and design 
  • the histories of media arts, including theories of embodiment and performance
  • the histories of womxn and technology
  • the environmental histories of digital technologies and its infrastructures
  • the feminist orientation of research-creation approaches including remediation, reactivation and reenactment

If you are interested in submitting an application, please send me an e-mail at gacevess (at) sfu (dot) ca with the following materials:

  • a description of research interests related to cMAS existing research
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a copy of your unofficial transcript that includes your GPA

Note: meeting with me to discuss your interest and research does not guarantee admission to the program. All admissions are handled and vetted by  SIAT Admissions Committee and all applications need to be submitted via SFU graduate admissions system.

Also, I suggest you familiarize yourself with the following:

  • Acquaint yourself with the SIAT and SFU Admission requirements. You must satisfy all institutional requirements for admission, which you can review at Our admissions cycle at SIAT regularly begins in September and ends in February of the same year.
    Please note that SFU’s minimum GPA for admission is 3.0; however, I generally look for students who are closer to a 4.0 to ensure greatest possible opportunities for scholarships and fellowships.
  • Familiarize yourself with the School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Review our course requirements and course offerings and decide if this looks like the right program for you.
  • Most importantly, familiarize yourself with cMAS current research and think about how your interests, expertise, and background will enable you to generate new research questions and projects in relation to our current interests.
  • I can only admit students to whom I can offer RA support or who demonstrate strong potential to be successful in scholarship competitions.
  • Meeting with me to discuss research interests does not guarantee and offer of admission. All admissions to the program are handled by SIAT admissions committee.