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Experiential Learning Program

Provides students with the opportunity to participate in for-credit learning placements, and develop a foundation for long-term success.

Student presentation of graduate level game design, 2012. Photo by Christina Gapic.

Experiential Learning Placements Program at OCAD University

In the expanded context of applying learned skills outside of OCAD U, students are encouraged to pursue opportunities which place them in "real-world" situations offered in partnership with cultural organizations, industry, community service agencies and creative producers. The Experiential Learning Placements Program, within the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, is responsible for facilitating and supporting these kinds of placements inside of curriculum. Largely, these take the form of work-integrated, service-based, collaborative and situated learning placements.

If you would like to develop a partnership with OCAD U to bring students into your organization, if you are a faculty member looking for resources/support, or if you are a student eager to find an internship opportunity, we can help.


Program Coordinator, Experiential Learning
Tel: 416-977-6000 x3844

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers

The Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD U. To accomplish this, a wide range of both academic and co-curricular services are offered by the Career Development office and Experiential Learning Placements Program, including facilitated learning experiences, a variety of skill-building resources and meaningful opportunities which are situated in practice.
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Helpful Contacts

Miles Collyer, MFA, MBA

Coordinator, Career Development
416-977-6000, Ext. 4020

Serena Lee, MA

Program Coordinator, Experiential Learning Placements
416-977-6000, Ext. 3844

Zev Farber, MFA

Manager, Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
416-977-6000, Ext. 3843