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About OCAD University

Country Canada
City Toronto
Number of courses 25
Year founded 1876
Number of students 4500

Explore your creativity and design a career doing what you love

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 can help you explore your creativity and turn what you love to do into a career.

We’re located in downtown Toronto, Canada’s economic powerhouse and one of the safest and most multi-cultural cities in the world. From small class sizes to technical support in all of our shops and studios, you will be more than a number at OCAD U.

All international students at OCAD U are supported by International Student Services. Friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you with obtaining health care, housing and employment, as well as adjusting to life in Canada.    

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 city planning and advertising to photography, illustration and industrial design.

OCAD U has more than 4,500 students and 17 undergraduate programs. Field placement and internship opportunities are available in almost every program. Our degrees open the door to graduate-level education in many fields.

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

The world needs the talent of people like you - you belong here! Send us an email or connect with us for a one on one meeting and see for yourself how you can design a career doing what you love.

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