OCAD University


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OCAD University History                                      

OCAD University also known as Ontario College of Art and Design University is a Canadian public higher education institution located in Toronto, Ontario. The university was established as Ontario School of Art in 1876 and after subsequent name changes it was conferred university status in 2010. The university currently enrols over 6000 students.

OCAD University Programs, Courses, and Schools

OCAD University specialises in offering programs in Art and Design at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Some of the subject offerings include Advertising, Creative Writing, Digital Futures, Drawing and Painting, Environmental Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

OCAD University also offers programs in Integrated Media, Photography, Printmaking and Publications, Illustrations, Life Studies, Criticism and Curatorial Practice, Digital Painting, Expanded Animation, Indigenous Visual Culture, Sculpture and Installation, Visual and Critical Studies, and Material Art and Design.

OCAD University Campuses

OCAD University has an urban campus located in the bustling North American city of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. The campus is split into North and South with North campus housing the university’s administrative headquarters. The campus has won numerous accolades from prestigious Architecture Organisations for its striking design and engineering.

OCAD University offers a range of facilities to students which include classrooms and lecture halls, studios with Mac Computers, wireless internet, and personal computers, student halls of residence, and dining options. Due to the central location of the campus, it is well connected to the Greater Toronto Area by excellent public transportation and has many multi brand restaurants and cafes in its vicinity.

OCAD University Achievements

OCAD University is ranked amongst top 150 institutions in the world to study Art and Design by QS World University rankings by subject. Within Canada, the university is regarded as one of the best Art and Design Schools.

OCAD University has also produced a large number of famous graduates who have held or hold prominent positions in the industry. The university has also received accreditation from Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities of Ontario and Council of Ontario Universities.

OCAD University USP

OCAD University is a member of several professional bodies and associations such as Universities Canada, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, Council of Ontario Universities, and National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

OCAD University is a selective institution with its acceptance rate ranging between 40 to 50%. The university is also a leading research center for Art and Design in Canada and offers scholarships and tuition fee waivers to students, although they are highly competitive.

OCAD University Notable Alumni

Colette Whiten (Sculptor), Katherine Gray (Artist), Bonnie Devine (Installation artist), and Shary Boyle (Canadian visual artist).

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Bachelors: March 
Masters: March 


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