Experiential Learning Placements Program: Students
Students at OCAD U can take advantage of work- and community-integrated learning opportunities in a number of exciting ways. These kind of placements can supplement your learning, help you to develop professional skills and expand your network.
OCAD U offers several structured undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Art, Faculty of Design and Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences/School of Interdisciplinary Studies in which students can enrol to participate in a for-credit placement. A list of such courses can be found on the right side of this page.
On an independent basis, undergraduate students can also pursue Field Placement as part of the Special Studies program. These for-credit placements immerse students in a professional environment, guided by a faculty member, with specific learning, work and mentorship objectives attached. Graduate students also have opportunities within their respective programs of study to participate in placements and residencies.
Co-curricular paid internships
Students can also pursue internships which offer compensation other than credit. It is recommended that a paid internship not conflict with your course load, that it be relevant to your professional/academic interests and that there is a joint commitment towards mentorship. These kinds of opportunities can be self-generated, or located via employment postings, such as those on the OCAD U Talent Network.
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Program Coordinator, Experiential Learning
Tel: 416-977-6000 x3844