We’ll give you the tools and space to explore your creativity

OCAD University is Canada’s biggest art and design university. We’re a world-famous hub for art, design, digital media, research, innovation and creativity. At OCAD U, we will give you the tools to explore your creativity.

We’re located in downtown Toronto, just a couple of blocks from the Entertainment District, next to the Art Gallery of Ontario and surrounded by artist-run centres, studios, pop-ups and major events like Nuit Blanche (Toronto’s all-night contemporary art show). From small class sizes to technical support in all our shops and studios, you’ll be more than a number at OCAD U.

Our professors are Canada’s top practising artists and they will help you develop your own creative voice. You’ll learn professional skills and be encouraged to push boundaries in our industry-leading facilities. OCAD U is also home to Canada’s most acclaimed emerging artists, like 2015 Kingston Prize winner Jen Mann and 2016 Sobey Art Award nominee Meryl McMaster. 

OCAD U has more than 4,500 students and 16 undergraduate programs. Field placement and internship opportunities are available in almost every program. As a student at OCAD U, you’ll be part of Toronto’s growing art community — the biggest in Canada — and get connections with galleries, festivals and exhibitions.

The world needs the talent of people like you — you belong here! Come visit us and see for yourself.

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