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How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
CAD 7700 per year

How you will study

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International course fees
CAD 28000 per year

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About Drawing and Painting at OCAD University

In the Drawing & Painting program, you'll learn to become a creative and engaged artist. You can concentrate on your painting studio skills and study art theory, history and contemporary social issues. You'll learn to speak and write about your artwork in various formats. A wide variety of options for courses are available that focus in digital, landscape, figurative and abstract painting.

Your instructors will also encourage you to explore new forms of digital artmaking, installations, and experimental approaches to painting. Our instructors are professional artists who share their career advice and provide one-on-one, in-depth, feedback on your progress. You'll have many opportunities to present your work professionally in public exhibitions.

Drawing & Painting admits first-year students directly into the program. Applicants selecting this major will have their portfolios reviewed by Drawing & Painting faculty for the limited number of spaces available for direct entry. Applicants not accepted for direct entry will be considered for the general, first-year program.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBFAHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesCAD 7700 per yearInternational course feesCAD 28000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

The fees listed here are approximate, and can vary from course to course. For more pricing information, please check the institution website.

Entry requirements

As outlined in the Admission Requirements (Undergraduate) Policy, applicants to OCAD University's undergraduate programs must meet minimum academic entrance requirements and submit:

  • Statement of Intent (required for all programs) and
  • Portfolio (required for all studio BFA, BDes programs) or
  • Writing sample (required for the BA in Visual and Critical Studies)
  • Official transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency Test results (if required)

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