CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ART: PUBLICATIONS

CROSS-DISCIPLINARY ART: PUBLICATIONS

Explore all areas of book and magazine production and publishing in this program. You will learn digital, print, business and entrepreneurship skills.

More About the PUBLICATIONS Program

In addition to learning about publishing, this program ties together classes from:

  • Printmaking
  • Photography
  • Integrated Media
  • Criticism and Curatorial Practice
  • Graphic Design

You’ll also take Liberal Arts and Sciences courses to learn about cultural and historical issues and build critical thinking skills.

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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • For Ontario high school students, a minimum overall average of 70%
  • Portfolio (samples of your work and a visual representation of who you are)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcripts
  • Other requirements
JOBS YOU CAN GET

Graduates of the program work in:

  • Artistic practice
  • Journalism
  • Online, print and alternative publishing
  • Graphic arts
CO-OPS/INTERNSHIPS

OCAD U offers so much more than co-ops because creative careers take many forms. Our approach is specialized, and individual to every student’s needs and goals. You will be able to take advantage of:

  • Short experiential learning placements from among hundreds of organizations
  • Creative in-class projects with real-world industry partners
  • Exclusive summer internships
  • Gallery exhibitions of your work
  • Freelance creative opportunities
  • Jobs after graduation

OCAD University’s dedicated support services will help you build a professional community, valuable experience and skills necessary for a meaningful career.

WHAT YOU’LL DO IN THE PROGRAM

FIRST YEAR

Before you focus on Publications, your first year at OCAD University will be in our first year art program. You will have a ton of choice in taking different kinds of classes to get a good base for future years. A few are mandatory, such as art history, colour and drawing, but the rest of your classes could include:

  • Sculpture concepts
  • Wearable art
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Animation
  • Body and technology
  • Printmaking
  • Art and code
SECOND YEAR

In second year, you can choose from a wide range of courses that interest you, plus:

  • Publications
  • Typography
  • Nano Publishing
  • English
  • Online Art and Website Creation
  • Digital Imaging
  • Book Arts: Bookbinding
  • Letterpress
THIRD YEAR

Third year will feature courses such as Publications: Dissemination, Publications: Editorial, Pressing Issues, Professional Practice and a wide selection of classes based on your interest, including:

  • Art Writing
  • Editorial Design
  • Handmade Photo Books
  • Text and Image
  • The Book as Art
  • History of Print & Printmaking
  • Web Theory
  • Media Networks Studio
FOURTH YEAR

In your fourth year, you will focus on your year-long thesis project. And, you can choose from a wide range of courses based on your interest, including:

  • Art Writing
  • Editorial Design
  • Sequence, Multiples & Text
  • Book Works
  • Print: Beyond the Wall
  • Art and Design Activism
  • Technology and Digital Culture

You’ll showcase your work at GradEx ̶ OCAD U’s Graduate Exhibition, the biggest free art and design exhibition in Toronto with more than 40,000 visitors.