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 →

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 →


OCAD University Saturday, October 25th 11am – 3pm 100 McCaul Street, Toronto Join us for LOOK INSIDE, and get a glimpse inside the world of art, design media. Take a studio tour, watch a demonstration, and talk with faculty, staff,… 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 →

Application Time!

Deadlines are fast approaching, and if you’re applying to OCAD U it’s time to make sure everything is submitted! If you’re applying to OCAD University, here is a handy checklist to help make sure you’ve got everything in order. Apply… Continue Reading →

Tips For Surviving The Dreaded Portfolio Review…

So, you’ve submitted your application, you’ve received a confirmation email and you’ve been assigned a date and time to have your portfolio reviewed. And you’re maybe a bit nervous. Or a lot nervous. Or terrified. Or excited.  (if you can’t… Continue Reading →

Step-by-Step: How to Apply to the Undergraduate Programs at OCAD U

I know, applying to University can seem crazy. Deadlines pile up, forms need to be filled up…..I remember, it’s a bit nuts. I can’t tell you how to apply to other schools, but I can help you out taking the… Continue Reading →

How To Manage Stress During The Admissions Process

Trying to understand the Admissions process and procedure for each school you are applying to can be extremely difficult, confusing and frustrating. Applying to post-secondary is stressful, it can be expensive and you don’t want to make mistakes. We understand…. Continue Reading →


Welcome to the OCAD U Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment blog! This is a place for us to connect directly if you are interested in becoming an OCAD U student. We will offer tips and advice about all things admissions and… Continue Reading →

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