Grad School Fair 2017

The Art & Design Graduate School Fair at OCAD U

Graduate school - for a Masters Degree or PhD - can help advance your career, deepen your practice or extend your research interests.

Meet with key representatives from more than 20 of North America and Europe’s best art and design universities at Toronto’s biggest art and design graduate school fair!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Great Hall - 2nd Floor in 100 McCaul Street

 + Two additional, special panel discussions:

Successful Applications & Research Statements
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in 113 McCaul St., Room 512

Home or Abroad: Funding Your Grad School Experience
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in 113 McCaul St., Room 512

Participating Schools

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California Institute of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts is renowned internationally as a game-changer in the education of professional artists. The transformative cultural impact of its alumni over the past half-century shows why: CalArts brings out creative talent unlike any other university, school or conservatory.

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Concordia - Department of Studio Arts

From material matters to digital expressions, to the intersection of ideas and activities, Studio Arts offers a multi-disciplinary approach to art-making where emerging artists find their unique voices.

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Emily Carr University's graduate degree programs merge research, critical theory and contemporary studio practice in an interdisciplinary environment. Through collaborative partnerships, industry alliances, and practice-based research, graduate students have the opportunity not only to examine and explore but to lead and engage the cultural and creative industries.

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Faculty of Communication & Design - Ryerson University

FCAD is at the forefront of cultural thought and creative innovation. We offer six distinct graduate programs in Fashion, Film and Photography Preservation, Documentary Media, Journalism, Media Production and Professional Communication.

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The Glasgow School of Art

Our taught masters programmes offer a range of study areas including fine art, sound, architecture, fashion and design innovation. Our research programme brings to life the very latest in creative thinking, with MPhil and PhD students supervised by staff who are themselves active practitioners and theorists, and internationally-recognised researchers.

Parsons School of Design

Parsons School of Design

Parsons School of Design in New York City has offered students innovative approaches to education since its founding in 1896. Our undergraduate and graduate programs immerse students in focused training, interdisciplinary inquiry, and practice-based collaborative learning. Here creators and scholars master established art and design fields and advance emerging ones while studying a range of university disciplines.

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NSCAD University

NSCAD University offers the following Graduate Degrees: Master of Design, Master of Fine Art in Craft, and the Master of Fine Arts in Fine and Media Arts.


OCAD University - Graduate Studies

Grounded in practice, theory, research and professionalism, OCAD University delivers advanced experiential learning. Graduate students enjoy unrivalled opportunities to practise with expert faculty, in studios, labs and through exceptional internships.

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Otis College of Art and Design

The Otis College of Art and Design mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision.

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

As a graduate student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), you will focus, study intensively, and learn from some of the most renowned faculty in the world. You will develop professional friendships and mentor relationships that will influence you for decades to come. You will have the opportunity to cross boundaries between disciplines.

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Studio Arts College International (SACI)

International (SACI) is a U.S.-accredited art school located in Florence, Italy. SACI offers a variety of innovative, hands on graduate programs, including: MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design and an MA in Art History.


University of the Arts London

We are Europe’s largest specialist art and design university.  We specialize in art, design, communication, fashion, media and performing arts, and offer programs at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our our six colleges include: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.


University of Waterloo - Faculty of Arts

Intense and intimate, our MFA offers travel scholarships to study anywhere in the world, has plenty of access to faculty and resources, plus a generous funding package—$34,000 in 2017. 

University of Windsor School of Creative Arts (SoCA)

University of Windsor School of Creative Arts (SoCA)

SoCA MFA programs are geared towards creative exploration, experimentation and the development of a sustainable artistic practice. They provide a critical and theoretical framework that fosters dialogue and experimentation in an environment that challenges definitions of contemporary creative practice.

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Western University - Department of Visual Arts

The Department of Visual Arts at The University of Western Ontario offers three graduate degrees: a Master’s in Fine Art (MFA), a Master’s in Art History (MA), and a Doctorate in Art and Visual Culture (PhD). These programs are unique in Canada because they combine an emphasis on contemporary critical theory and historical art theory with traditional instruction and supervision in the studio arts and art history.

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York University - Faculty of Environmental Studies

At York University, you'll find your footing in a community of like-minded learners pushing the boundaries of knowledge to make excellence and equity matter in the wider world. Whether you love research or are looking for a competitive professional edge, we have options for you to explore.