New Programs

New programs must be submitted for approval through OCAD U’s IQAP. The submissions must employ the New Program Proposal Brief template and address the New Program Evaluation Criteria that align with the requirements of the Quality Assurance Framework.

Senate-approved proposals for new undergraduate degrees or majors and graduate degrees will be forwarded to the Quality Council for review and approval, and in the case of new non-core undergraduate programs and new graduate programs, also submitted to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) for funding approval. 

The concept of a new program is developed within the Faculty, Program Area or Graduate Studies in consultation with the Dean and is first proposed through a Letter of Intent before the development of a proposal brief can proceed.

OCAD U Undergraduate Degree-Level Expectations (PDF) 
OCAD U Graduate Degree-Level Expectations (PDF)

Faculty and Curriculum Development Centre (support for articulating learning outcomes and mapping curriculum against Degree-Level Expectations).

Contact Us

Natalie Nanton

Manager, Academic Initiatives, Governance & Quality Assurance
Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost
416-977-6000, Ext. 2856