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The award
BFA

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
CAD 7700 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
CAD 28000 per year

All study options

About Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University

In the Indigenous Visual Culture program, you will be inspired to learn from the creative traditions of of First Nations, Métis and Inuit art and design practices. The program includes studio-based courses where you make your own art and design. It also includes studying the visual, cultural, social and political history of Indigenous peoples.

This unique program develops Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students' knowledge of Indigenous cultural and artistic practices, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and digital media.

Students in the program receive academic, cultural, social, and wellness support through the Indigenous Visual Culture Student Centre.

Students in the program are creative, innovative and curious and have many different skills and interests. Most have story telling instincts and strong imaginations. Some have drawing and painting ability or dance experience, some are DJs or VJs with an interest in communication. Many have well-developed visual-spatial skills and are interested in screens, games or performance, digital media production or computer programming.

At the end of this four-year program, you will earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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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