OCAD U’s 100th GRADEX

OCAD U Celebrates Our 100th Annual Graduate Exhibition April 29 – May 5, 2015 More than 600 promising young artists and designers are exhibiting at the biggest GradEx ever — OCAD University’s 100th! This year, GradEx expands to a five-day… Continue Reading →

The Value of an Art and Design Education

A question that we often get asked here in the Admissions & Recruitment office is, “will I get a job after I graduate from OCAD?” and the short answer to this is “yes!” Imagination is the starting point of your… Continue Reading →

The Black Future Month 3015

In Canada, February marks Black History Month, an annual observance that honours the legacy and remembrance of black Canadians, past and present. Here at OCAD U, we celebrate with Black Future Month 3015. An exhibition that highlights artists who identify… Continue Reading →

The Artist Body and Technology

How can technology transform the human body? For many years artists and designers have pondered this question. An artistic examples of what happens when people improve the human apparatus with the aid of technology can be seen in this image… Continue Reading →

Building a Strong Portfolio

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had fantastic holidays too. We wanted to give you some advice as you are getting your portfolios ready. As you probably know, our application deadline for all Undergraduate programs is February 1st. We review… Continue Reading →

MAKE A BUDGET* IN 10 MINS (and one month)

Here’s a handy guide from OCAD University’s Financial Aid Office on how to make a budget in 10 minutes (and one month)!  Track your spending for a minimum of one month Use this worksheet, a notepad or app (try com)… Continue Reading →

Did you know that OCAD U has a Portfolio Clinic? or several!

OCAD University has created a unique program of day-long workshops designed to to give you the opportunity to explore new territory, build confidence in your skills as a visual communicator and get a sense of what it’s like to be… Continue Reading →

Top 10 Tips for Surviving National Portfolio Day!

National Portfolio Day is fast approaching – it is this upcoming Saturday, November 8th. Doors open at 11:45 and portfolio reviews happen from 12noon – 4pm.  This event is an awesome opportunity to get feedback and advice from faculty about… Continue Reading →

Alumni Profile: Lauren Vaile

In the Admissions & Recruitment Office, we’re really luck to get to hire some recent OCAD U grads who represent us out on the road. You might have met Lauren – she’s goofy and funny, smart and talented and shared… Continue Reading →

What is a Portfolio anyway?

(this is an updated version of an earlier post) Put simply, a Portfolio is a sample of your creative, original art and design work, that shows your skill level and talent. It should be a reflection of who you are… Continue Reading →

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