Ontario College of Arts and Design

OCAD University has more depth and breadth in visual arts and design programs than any school of its kind in Canada. OCAD U offers its students a unique environment that combines studio-based learning with critical inquiry. Programs lead to a BFA or BDes and, as of 2008/2009, an MA, MFA or MDes.

Graduate Programs


Undergraduate Studies


OCAD U delivers specialized, discipline-based education in an interdisciplinary context, integrating studio learning with historical, critical and scientific inquiry. Curriculum has more breadth and depth than any other fine arts program in Canada. Liberal studies courses explore the theories and ideas behind art and design practice, providing historical and critical context to studio work in art and design. These courses equip students with the analytical skills they need to execute ideas within the studio. Here, students sharpen their capacity to think critically and creatively. They also learn to write well.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours)


Visual and Critical Studies: Art History


Bachelor of Design


Digital Futures
Graphic Design
Environmental Design
Industrial Design
Material Art & Design


Bachelor of Fine Arts


Criticism & Curatorial Practice
Cross-Disciplinary Art: Publication
Digital Futures
Drawing & Painting
Drawing & Painting: Digital Painting & Expanded Animation
Indigenous Visual Culture
Integrated Media
Integrated Media: Digital Painting & Expanded Animation

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