OCAD U Established: 1876

OCAD University

100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1, Canada

The university, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies.

  • 4,500+
    Total Students
  • 10%
    International Students
  • CAD 11,798
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • CAD 5,167
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • Yes
    Financial Aid

Overview

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 is located in the heart of Toronto, beside the Art Gallery of Ontario and the historic Grange Park. Its growing south campus is five minutes away in the city’s thriving Arts and Entertainment District.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • CAD 6,340 - 6,530 Domestic tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 24,200 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • CAD 21,320 Domestic student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • CAD 16,868 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at OCAD University

Undergraduate

  • Advertising
  • Criticism & Curatorial Practice
  • Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies
  • Cross-Disciplinary Art: Publications
  • Digital Futures
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Drawing & Painting: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Design: Interior Design Specialization
  • First-Year Art (General)
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Indigenous Visual Culture
  • Industrial Design
  • Integrated Media
  • Integrated Media: Digital Painting and Expanded Animation
  • Material Art & Design
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture/Installation
  • Visual and Critical Studies

Minor

  • Art & Social Change
  • Art History
  • Communication Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital & Media Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing & Painting
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation
  • Expanded Animation
  • Furniture Design
  • Games & Play
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Illustration
  • Indigenous Visual Culture
  • Industrial Ceramics
  • Integrated Media
  • Material Art & Design
  • On-Screen Media
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture/Installation
  • Social Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Wearable Technology

Postgraduate certificate

  • Art & Social Change
  • Art History
  • Communication Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Digital & Media Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Drawing & Painting
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation
  • Expanded Animation
  • Furniture Design
  • Games & Play
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies
  • Illustration
  • Indigenous Visual Culture
  • Industrial Ceramics
  • Integrated Media
  • Material Art & Design
  • On-Screen Media
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture/Installation
  • Social Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Wearable Technology

Postgraduate

  • Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (CADN) (MA)
  • Criticism and Curatorial Practice (CRCP) (MFA)
  • Design for Health (DHEA) (MDes)
  • Digital Futures (DF) (MA, MFA, MDes)
  • Inclusive Design (INCD) (MDes)
  • Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) (MA, MFA & MDes)
  • Strategic Foresight and Innovation (SFI) (MDes)

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • IELTS (Masters) 7.0
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 84
  • TOEFL (Masters) 90

Academic Life

  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 501-1,000
    Employees
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
    Entity
  • Religious affiliation
    None

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