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OCAD U classroom painting critique, 2012. Photo by Christina Gapic.

Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies

Mapping all existing and potential studies of the figure and the body in contemporary art practices.

OCAD U classroom painting critique, 2012. Photo by Christina Gapic.

Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies

Exploring cross-disciplinary studio approaches in a collaborative learning environment, students explore speculative ideas of life, physical existence and materiality. Life Studies draws upon diverse perspectives and practice-based approaches from art, the sciences and the humanities. Informed by contemporary perspectives of ecology, biology, technology, and sustainability, each student builds an ideas-based studio practice in any medium through engagement with the living, the body, and decolonial thought.

Students will move through this specialization by studying across course offerings in both Art and Liberal Arts & Sciences.

MORE ABOUT THE LIFE STUDIES SPECIALIZATION

In this program, you’ll be able to openly experiment with numerous mediums and approaches, including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, performance, printmaking, and time-based works. Students will also work in partnerships both on campus and beyond, as well as taking part in field trips, exhibitions and events. Courses are structured to provide mentorship opportunities, both as mentee and later as mentor.

You will also take liberal art and science courses to deepen your creative work.

At the end of this four-year program, you will earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Get more details about the specialization.

Past Event

Festival of the Body

Thursday, January 15, 2015 (All day) to Thursday, February 5, 2015 (All day)
In the Great Hall at OCAD University

A month-long series of events and exhibitions for the Pan Am/ParaPan Am games and the launch OCADU’s new specialization Life Studies on contemporary studies of the body in art and science.