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Student presentation of graduate level game design, 2012. Photo by Christina Gapic.

Experiential Learning Program

Provides students with the opportunity to participate in for-credit learning placements, and develop a foundation for long-term success.

Student presentation of graduate level game design, 2012. Photo by Christina Gapic.

Experiential Learning Placements Program: Faculty

Faculty can work with the Experiential Learning Placements Program in order to develop placement partnerships and related opportunities for students which align with specific learning outcomes. The Experiential Learning Program also offers support and resources to enhance student professionalism and career development.

For-credit placements

OCAD U offers several structured undergraduate courses in the Faculty of Art, Faculty of Design and Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences/School of Interdisciplinary Studies in which students can enrol to participate in a for-credit placement. A list of such courses can be found on the right side of this page. 

On an independent basis, undergraduate students can also pursue Field Placement as an Experiential Learning Opportunity. These for-credit placements immerse students in a professional environment, guided by a faculty member, with specific learning, work and mentorship objectives attached.

Graduate students also have opportunities within their respective programs of study to participate in Graduate Studies Internships, independent studies, and residencies.

We can help

If you are a Faculty Member with questions about supervising or advising a student on Experiential Learning Field Placements, please contact:

Serena Lee, Experiential Learning Coordinator, 416-977-6000 x3844


Undergraduate Student Options

Learning in the Field (CROS-3011CROS-3012)
Art & Design Education Lab: AGO (CROS 3008) 
Art & Design Education Lab: Community Leadership (CROS 4001) 
Design Internship (GDES 3104) 
Plugged-In (DIGF 2010)
Field Placement (student-initiated and self-directed) 

Experiential Learning Placements Program: Academic Policy

Students, faculty and placement partners are encouraged to become familiar with OCAD U's Experiential Learning Placements Program academic policy in order to understand the processes and parameters which define how for-credit placements are approached. 

Create Opportunity

Students, faculty and placement partners can also download our guide to the Experiential Learning Placements Program at OCAD U called Create Opportunity


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115 McCaul St.

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