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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 →

Life Studies: explore where art meets science

Artists and designers are smart. We are creative thinkers and creative problem solvers. We are emotionally intelligent, have capacity for great insight and innovation and see the world through a slightly different lens. These attributes – along with your own… Continue Reading →

Excited about joining OCAD U?

So you’ve made it this far, and soon you will be an OCAD U student! Congratulations! Let the celebrations begin! But now, you’re wondering, what’s next? We’ve been sending you emails with detailed instructions, information and links, but we know… Continue Reading →


Ever wonder what the largest programs are at OCAD U? Where our students come from? What the student to teacher ratio is? How many supplies we use in our various shops? Have a look at the fantastic infographic to learn… Continue Reading →

Portfolio Reviews: A Video

We know that the portflio process can be scary, but maybe this video will give you a glimpse into what the process is like!

Equity is Important: Recognition of Spencer J. Harrison

At OCAD U we’re lucky to have a team of amazing faculty, who are dedicated to their own creative work, but also to the creative student community at OCAD U. One instructor in particular, Spencer J. Harrison, has played an… Continue Reading →

Students share their Game Design at Level Up!

Students from 17 different post-secondary institutions from across Ontario, including OCAD U, are demonstrating more than 60 games at the fourth annual Level Up Showcase on Friday, April 4. Held at the Design Exchange, the popular event continues to grow, with more institutions,… Continue Reading →

Oh You Cad! Documentation of the Stylish Scamps at OCAD U

Quinn Robertson is an impishly dapper first year sculpture installation student. S/I majors always have a sure sense of personal style. Looking as if he stepped off a Kris Knight canvas, Robertson’s pale paler was complimented by tonal woollen monochromes setting off… Continue Reading →

It’s the Busiest Time of the Year!

On February 1st, your applications were due! (they’re open again now, until March 20th!). Then in February, we reviewed your portfolios – which were awesome – and now we’re back in the office madly trying to enter your transcripts, review… Continue Reading →

The Future is Here!

….and we have the program to prepare you for it! Digital Futures prepares students to work at the intersection of art, design, digital technology, science, business and enterprise. You can learn more about it here or, better yet, check out… Continue Reading →

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