Do what you really love! It’s easy to transfer to OCAD U.

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 space to explore your creativity and help you design a career doing what you love.

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

There are several ways to transfer to OCAD U and our helpful staff can guide you through the process. Your university arts and science courses could be recognized through transfer credit. If you have studio experience at a post-secondary institution, you may be eligible to enter OCAD U as an upper-year student. OCAD U also has diploma-to-degree pathways with several colleges.

More than nine out of ten OCAD U alumni are employed, and almost the same number have been their own boss. Our grads work in everything from photography and advertising to publishing, game development and interior design.

OCAD U professors and grads are Canada’s best artists, designers, makers and cultural thinkers. We inspire innovation and generate jobs, entrepreneurship and economic impact.

OCAD U has more than 4,500 students and 17 undergraduate programs. Field placement and internship opportunities are available in almost every program.

The world needs the talent of people like you — you belong here! Come visit us and see for yourself how you can design a career doing what you love.

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Graduate programs