Faculty of Art Florence Program

A renewed Faculty of Art Florence Program will be launched for the 2019/20 academic year. 

Florence Program 2019-20
Student Information Session
Monday, February 11 
1:15 PM
MCA 284

Thank you to members of the community for your contribution to the review of the program.

Faculty of Art Florence Program overview

The Faculty of Art Florence Program was established in 1974. Since then, our program in Florence has annually provided a rich and challenging cultural experience for both students and faculty at OCAD U. This European campus offers a facilitated, directed study approach to learning and is open each year to a limited number of students from all areas who have completed at least two years of study (including 1.0 credits of 200-level Liberal Studies, of which 0.5 must be VISC).

While in Florence, students develop a body of work in a communal studio setting. The studio component of the Florence Program is coordinated each year by different faculty members.

Eligibility for year 3 and year 4 in Florence

Year 3: Students must have completed 8.5 credits by May and have an overall average of 70% in order to pursue third-year studies in Florence.

Year 4: Students must have completed 13 credits by May and have an overall average of 70% in order to pursue fourth year studies in Florence.

All students must have completed 1.0 credits of 200 level Liberal Studies, of which 0.5 must be VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM.

All eligible applicants will be contacted to arrange a portfolio interview with the Florence Coordinators.

Students should visit the Student Advising Centre before applying for Faculty of Art Florence Program.

Florence Program Application year 3 and 4 (PDF).

Eligibility for Year 3 and Year 4 in Florence (PDF).

Faculty of Art Florence Program, 2019 – Research Theme (PDF)

Florence Program Portfolio Interview Information (PDF).

The 2017/2018 Florence Program Student Handbook (PDF) is now online. Filled with just about everything you may want to know about studying and living in Florence; what you need to take with you; what to expect when you are there; what to explore. This publication began in 1975/1976, with updates completed each year from Florence faculty and students. We hope that it helps you to see the city of Florence as yours to discover, to experience and to enjoy.

Additional information

Florence catalogues: (works from the Florence Studio)

Florence 2008/2009 catalogue (PDF) 
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Florence 2007/2008 catalogue (PDF)
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Florence 2006/2007 catalogue (PDF)
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