Blend your love of research and the art studio

OCAD University is Canada’s biggest art and design university. We’re a world-famous hub for research, innovation, art, design, digital media and creativity. At OCAD U, you won’t have to choose — you can pursue academic excellence as well as your art and design practice.

We’re located in downtown Toronto, just a couple of blocks from the Entertainment District and next to the Art Gallery of Ontario. With small class sizes, you’ll be more than a number at OCAD U.

More than nine out of ten OCAD U alumni are employed, and almost the same number have been their own boss. Our grads go onto become everything from artists, festival organizers, curators, art therapists and law school students.

If you’re interested in studying art, this is the place to be — OCAD U professors, students and grads are the country’s best artists, designers, makers and cultural thinkers. Here, you won’t just study art and design, you’ll be part of it too.

OCAD U has more than 4,500 students and 17 undergraduate programs. Field placement and internship opportunities are available in almost every program. A wide range of elective options will let you take studio minors. And with an OCAD U bachelor’s degree, the door to graduate school will be wide open.

Come tour our shops, studios and research facilities and see for yourself.

Undergraduate programs

Graduate programs