Experiential Learning Program

As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Experiential Learning Program offers a continuous approach to bridging formal studies with broader implications for professional, personal and civic growth. 

Experiential learning at OCAD U is informed by considered responses, guided self-reflection and critical action. Students who participate in experiential learning develop an approach to the evolution of their creative and professional practices through an empathetic, informed and respectful lens. This significant quality of an OCAD U education fosters an ecosystem of meaningful partnerships, creative production and models for implementation. 

Learning Placements (Courses)

Opportunities to gain real-world experience, for credit, through participation in placement-based courses.

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Field Placement (Independent)

Independently identified and sourced learning placements, completed for credit outside of a larger course.

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Faculty Resources

Assisting faculty with the development of courses wherein students complete a learning placement.

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Design4

Upper-­year students work with a range of employ­ment partners and faculty leaders on real-world creative challenges.

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Accessing Placements Fund

Offers students who enroll in a for-credit learning placement the chance to apply for funding that reduces barriers to participation.

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Work/Place Program

Transforms on-campus student work into a University-recognized reflection and skill-building experience.

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For students

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For faculty

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For partners

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Staff Contact Information

Serena Lee

Coordinator, Experiential Learning
slee@ocadu.ca
416-977-6000 x3844

Alexandra Hong

Project Officer, Experiential Learning
ahong@ocadu.ca
416-977-6000 x2855

Farihah Shah

Program Coordinator, Experiential Learning Placements
fshah@ocadu.ca
416-977-6000 x2855