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Graduate Studies

OCAD U has a long standing tradition of contemporary thinking and practice in art and design. Our graduate degree programs offer the next generation of artists, designers and industry leaders a level of scholarship that is virtually unmatched in Canada.

Photo by Angie Griffith of student work at the 2014 Graduate Studies Open House, called Grad Open.

Graduate studies at OCAD University

Are you willing to embrace a creative future? Then you're ready to consider graduate studies at OCAD University — the university of the imagination, in the heart of Canada’s most culturally vibrant city.

At OCAD U, we attract curious and creative students who expect something more from their education and are willing to challenge themselves to achieve it.

We give ideas a place and a space. Our ability to offer graduate students a unique experience is solidly rooted in our 139-year history of delivering uncompromising art and design education. Grounded in practice, theory, research and professionalism, with an eye on experimentation and change, we deliver advanced experiential learning. Our graduate students enjoy unrivalled opportunities to practise with expert faculty, in studios, labs and through exceptional internships.

Join us in graduate studies at OCAD U to explore, enrich and expand your horizons. 


The Maker Lab/Fabrication Studio, on the 7th Floor of 205 Richmond St. W., has re-opened for the 2015/16 year. See the details here.

The deadline to submit SSHRC applications is December 1, 2015 at 8pm, and January 15, 2015 for OGS applications. Attend one of our upcoming scholarship workshops for further information, including grant writing assistance.

Improve your graduate writing skills with help from the Writing and Learning Centre. Book a one-on-one consultation with an OCAD U consultant via their online portal. Available every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Graduate programs