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101st Graduate Exhibition (GradEx)

OCAD University’s 103rd Graduate Exhibition (GradEx)

Thursday, May 3, 2018 to Sunday, May 6, 2018

GradEx Schedule

Opening Night Celebration Thursday, May 3 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. (opening night party 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.)
Friday, May 4, 9:30 a.m.– 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 6, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

Secondary school visits can be booked on both Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Book your secondary school visit today!

Questions? Email admissions@ocadu.ca.

Venue and Address

OCAD University:
100 McCaul St.
113 McCaul St.
49 McCaul St.
51 McCaul St.

TTC Directions: Get off at St. Patrick Subway Station and walk west on Dundas to McCaul (south of Dundas).

Accessible parking permit holders may park in designated city parking spots for free

Please note that parking along the west side of McCaul Street between Dundas Street and Grange Road will be closed on Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

More than 900 promising young artists and designers are exhibiting at the biggest GradEx ever — OCAD University's 103rd! This year, GradEx is a four-day exhibition spread across several buildings on campus including the iconic Sharp Centre for Design. The university will throw open its doors, inviting the community to see works by the creative minds of OCAD U’s Class of 2018.

Students from undergraduate and graduate programs will show their final thesis work to an audience of more than 45,000 guests, some of whom attend the show to recruit new talent for their own galleries and firms.

Undergraduate programs
represented in this year's GradEx

Graduate programs
represented in this year's GradEx

Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (MA)

Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories (MA)

The MA program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories critically explores current creativity and cultural production.

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Criticism and Curatorial Practice (MFA)

Criticism and Curatorial Practice (MFA)

The Master of Fine Arts in Criticism & Curatorial Practice program offers graduate students an exceptional opportunity to explore and experiment with contemporary art, media and design through engagement with history, theory and criticism within curatorial practice.

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Design for Health (MDes)

Design for Health (MDes)

Responding to the complexity of health care through a comprehensive, academically-rich design approach. Empowering designers to create ethical, sustainable solutions to pressing challenges across the health sector.

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Digital Futures (MA, MFA, MDes & Graduate Diploma)

Digital Futures (MA, MFA, MDes & Graduate Diploma)

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." – Arthur C. Clarke

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Inclusive Design (MDes)

Inclusive Design (MDes)

Our Master of Design (MDes) in Inclusive Design offers graduate students a unique opportunity to become global leaders in the emerging field of inclusive design in information and communication technologies (ICT) and practices.

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Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (MA, MFA & MDes)

Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (MA, MFA & MDes)

The Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design (IAMD) draws experienced artists and designers from around the world, encouraging them to investigate and produce works that combine art, design and interdisciplinary academic study to create new forms of visual and social research and creative production.

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Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

Strategic Foresight and Innovation (MDes)

The Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation is creating a new kind of designer: A strategist who sees the world from a human perspective and re-thinks what is possible; An innovator who can imagine, plan and develop a better world.

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