• Degree : Graduate - Undergraduate
  • Application Fee : CAD110
  • Intake : January
  • Deadline for application : 19 Jan 2022
  • Language Requirements : ✓  International Certificate in English at C1 level

Ocad University Description

Founded in 1876, OCAD U is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD U continuously builds on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, members of the OCAD U community are uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

Our programs and research bridge fields of digital media and design, sustainability, health and wellness, cultural diversity and indigenous cultures.

Our students engage in creative studio-based, aesthetic and technical learning, together with critical, theoretical, scientific and historical knowledge and methods.

Finally, our location inspires. OCAD U is situated at the heart of the nation's art, design, business and new media capital, on the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat — the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand.

Ocad University Campus Description

OCAD University recognizes the benefits of a strong international reputation and of global partnerships and networks that enrich our students’ learning journeys and extend the impact of our students’ and faculty members’ research and practice.

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Students and International is actively working to support expanded international opportunities for our community. We have been building our world-wide networks in order to provide new pathways for students, staff and faculty.

Currently, as stated in our Academic Plan, our top priority is to increase student participation in international mobility by addressing barriers to exchange and building more accessible short-term opportunities through courses, field trips, bursaries, workshops and in-course international collaborations, including virtual/online collaboration.


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Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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This is Canada’s top advertising program through a combo of classes in graphic design, branding, creative copywriting and career-building skills. More than half of students get offered jobs before they even graduate at Canada’s only four-year university advertising program. You will learn storytelling from many different points of views. You will be encouraged to challenge tradition and consider different viewpoints and values. In fourth year, you’ll…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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OCAD University’s Creative Writing program is a hands-on, studio-based program about writing as artistic creation. Unlike other creative writing programs, you can blend writing with art and design studio classes at Canada’s biggest art and design university. This program is for both new and emerging writers. You’ll become part of a nurturing and supportive literary community. By the end of your degree, you’ll complete a body of work aimed at publication…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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Criticism and Curatorial Practice at OCAD U is the first undergrad program in Canada to prepare artists to be critics and curators. Students in our program also get experience in the studio making art themselves. We believe that people who work in all areas of the art and culture world benefit from this hands on experience. In this program you’ll learn about professional practices in museums, galleries and many other creative institutions. You’ll…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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In the Life Studies specialization, you can combine hands-on studio work while exploring subjects related to life and living things. You’ll look at topics such as nature, anatomy, technology, biology, ecology and sustainability. This specialization offers a focus on science and humanities through creative lenses. You will also work in partnerships on campus and beyond. You’ll take part in field trips, exhibitions and events. Be part of a unique course…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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In this program, you’ll create the technologies that shape the way we live, work, and play. You’ll develop games, wearable technology, mobile apps, VR, interactive installations, and augmented reality. You will learn how these new technologies can solve problems, deal with contemporary issues, and create future possibilities. Develop core digital skills, while learning the value of working together in a creative environment. This program blends art…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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In the Drawing & Painting program, you’ll learn to become a creative and engaged artist. You can concentrate on your painting studio skills and study art theory, history and contemporary social issues. You’ll learn to speak and write about your artwork in various formats. A wide variety of options for courses are available that focus in digital, landscape, figurative and abstract painting. Your instructors will also encourage you to explore new…

Digital Painting and Expanded Animation is a specialization of both the Integrated Media and Drawing & Painting Programs. For this Drawing & Painting specialization, you’ll focus on digital media and painting including traditional painting techniques, digital tablet painting and animation. In this program, you’ll take the core Drawing & Painting classes but also experiment with stop motion techniques, 3D animation and 2D visual effects…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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Environmental design is creating environments for people including architecture, urban planning, retail spaces, landscape and interior design. In this program you will learn research, analysis, design and presentation. You’ll learn how to take your ideas and turn them into real plans and designs. Many graduates go on to graduate studies in architecture and environmental sciences.

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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Environmental design is creating environments for people including architecture, urban planning, retail spaces, landscape and interior design. In the Interior Design specialization, you’ll take Environmental Design courses plus four specific classes focused on interior design. In this program you will learn research, analysis, design and presentation. You’ll learn how to take your ideas and turn them into real plans and designs. This program is accredited…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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Learn the skills to bring your imagination to life in OCAD University’s new Experimental Animation program. OCAD U has a long history of graduating successful animators in art and film including George Dunning who directed The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and Richard Williams who was animation director for Who Framed Roger Rabbit. More recently, alumni include computer animator Trudy Elmore and emerging VR artist Jawa El Khash. Shary Boyle, who represented…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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In the Graphic Design program, you will learn the process of visual communication through the combo of images, photography and text to represent ideas and messages. Some graphic design programs at other schools have a sole focus on technical skills and commercial, corporate work. OCAD U’s Graphic Design program teaches you the skills you need but also encourages you to use graphic design as an art form, to challenge barriers and create work for social…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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In the Illustration program, you will learn how to produce images that complement the written word or stand on their own. You’ll be encouraged to express your individual artistic voice, while examining the world we live in. You will work closely with faculty and practicing illustrators in traditional and digital techniques. This program will help you grasp communication art, while also learning the business skills required to work as independent…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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The INVC program honours the creative traditions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit art and design practices. You will deepen your understanding of the visual, cultural, social, and political histories of Indigenous peoples. You will also explore your own art and design through a supportive studio-based learning environment. You will take electives in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation, digital media and more.INVC students are…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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In the Industrial Design program, you will learn how to develop new products that are used in our daily lives. These may include everything from everyday products to mobile apps. You’ll be encouraged to design sustainable products that will last many generations, keeping in mind diverse cultures. You’ll learn about research, concept development and making prototypes, You will also study how people behave to better understand what their needs are.…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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In this program, artists who work in the field as media makers will teach you: -Film -Video -Electronics and interactivity -Creative coding -Performance -Installation -Animation -Sound In this program, you will learn technical and creative skills you can apply to a variety of media and digital artworks. Many of our students choose to work in video production, but the choice is yours.

Digital Painting and Expanded Animation is a specialization of both the Integrated Media and Drawing & Painting Programs. For this Integrated Media specialization, you’ll focus on traditional and digital animation. The Drawing & Painting specialization focuses on animation, digital media and painting. In this program you’ll take the core Integrated Media classes but also experiment with stop motion techniques, 3D animation and 2D visual effects…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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In the Material Art & Design program, you will learn how to create jewellery, textiles and ceramics as a professional studio artist or designer. You’ll focus on making your own designs and will learn the critical and business skills you’ll need to succeed. In this program, you can choose to focus on textiles or jewellery/metalsmithing. You can also take electives in ceramics, wearable form, and wearable technology. Program instructors are top…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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In the Photography program, you will learn skills from darkroom to digital photography. OCAD University has some of the best photography facilities in Canada and one of few schools with both a colour and black and white darkroom. You will benefit from studying photography at Canada’s largest art, design and media university, where you will select electives from a wide range of creative areas. These include electives in Sculpture/Installation, Printmaking…

Undergraduate
CAD72,389 Per Semester
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You’ll also work in the field outside the classroom. You’ll learn entrepreneurial skills through field trips, book fairs, exhibitions, print exchanges and professional partnerships. In addition to learning about publishing and printmaking, this program ties together a wide range of art and design classes that include: -Photography -Integrated Media -Criticism and Curatorial Practice -Graphic Design You’ll also take Liberal Arts and Sciences courses…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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In the Sculpture/Installation program, you will experiment with creating three-dimensional sculpture and installation work. You will learn the skills to create installations – works of art designed for public spaces. You will use the fabrication studios to explore hands-on and digital creation. This combination of practice and theory will make you ready to develop your creative research and and exhibit your own projects. Your learning will include…

Undergraduate
CAD7,389 Per Semester
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Study art history in the place art and design is made at Canada’s biggest art and design university. Our program is unique, in that you also get to take studio courses and make art and design yourself. The program emphasizes the expanded field of modern and contemporary art history, which includes design, photography, architecture, performance and new media, as well as painting and sculpture.

OCAD University’s MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories is unique in Canada in its focus on contemporary art, design and media production and theory. In this interdisciplinary program, you’ll engage with contemporary issues and works, while drawing on theoretical frameworks, historical contexts, and creative precedents that have shaped today’s visual and critical landscape. Program facilities are located in the heart of Toronto’s…

Graduate
CAD10,764 Per Semester
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Inclusive Design advances accessibility, and encompasses the full range of human diversity including ability, language, culture, gender and age. Inclusive Design recognizes that we aren’t all the same. Design must be usable, flexible, and customizable among other qualities to be truly inclusive. From policies, customer service, infrastructure, technology, buildings to everyday products—we can design so that everyone can be accommodated and included.

The Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) draws experienced artists and designers from around the world, encouraging them to investigate and produce works that combine art, design, writing and interdisciplinary academic study to create new forms of visual and social research and creative production. Each student’s primary discipline and chosen emphasis among art, design, or media practice and theoretical inquiry will determine…

Graduate
CAD10,432 Per Semester
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The Master of Fine Arts in Criticism & Curatorial Practice program offers graduate students an exceptional opportunity to explore and experiment with contemporary art, media and design through engagement with history, theory and criticism within curatorial practice. OCAD University’s distinctive program focuses uniquely on the practices of curating and criticism, leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree. Our graduate faculty and adjunct faculty…

Graduate
CAD10,432 Per Semester
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Become an expert in the fast-growing area of health design in OCAD University’s Master of Design (MDes) in Design for Health. Study full or part-time at our campus in close proximity to world-calibre hospitals, healthcare-research institutes, and a thriving technology cluster. Nearly every aspect of health care needs design expertise, including systems, service, program and product design. As more inclusive healthcare policies and practices are developed,…

Graduate
CAD10,432 Per Semester
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Go beyond the usual MBA and accelerate your career the Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation. This program will teach you to see the world from a human perspective and re-think what’s possible. This innovative program will give you design thinking skills to enhance business success, positively impact society and manage organizational change. Emphasis is placed on teaching complex problem finding, framing and solving to create sustainable…

Graduate
CAD10,432 Per Semester
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The graduate program in Digital Futures responds to the increasingly important and sophisticated role of digital technology as a catalyst for change. Digital Futures has an international student cohort and faculty. A global perspective is key to securing our graduates’ futures in the eclectic international creative digital industries, encompassing design, arts, creative services, entertainment, media and cultural industries. The Digital Futures program…

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