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The award
MDes

How long you will study
2 - 3 years

Domestic course fees
CAD 20000 per total

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
find out

International course fees
CAD 40000 per total

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About Inclusive Design at OCAD University

Inclusive Design advances accessibility, and encompasses the full range of human diversity including ability, language, culture, gender and age. Inclusive Design recognizes that we aren’t all the same. Design must be usable, flexible, and customizable among other qualities to be truly inclusive. From policies, customer service, infrastructure, technology, buildings to everyday products—we can design so that everyone can be accommodated and included.

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 awardMDesHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 - 3 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesCAD 20000 per totalInternational course feesCAD 40000 per total

Notes about fees for this course

Depending on which course you choose to study, fees for domestic students can range from $20,000 CAD to $35,000 CAD. Fees for international students can range from $40,000 CAD to $75,000 CAD.

The instituion will be able to provide you with more detailed information about fees for specific programs.

Entry requirements

The application process for admission into the Master of Design in Inclusive Design at OCAD U is highly competitive. Applicants must hold a BA, BDes, BComm, BEng, BSc, BFA or comparable honours degree/certification in a program that provides a foundational grounding in information and communication systems and practices (e.g., Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Studies, Culture and Technology or similar field) with an average of 75 per cent (B+) or better during the last two years of study, or must demonstrate exceptional experience/expertise as a practitioner in a relevant discipline. All applicants must demonstrate creative, technical and conceptual competence at a high level, as well as the clear potential for acquiring a sufficient level of expertise in the diverse disciplines relevant to this degree to create a truly innovative, germane and implementable project at the master’s level.

For consideration by the admissions committee, and in addition to the basic application requirements outlined below, applicants need to complete and submit the following through SlideRoom:

  • Statement of Intent: 1,000 words maximum that describes the applicant’s key area of intended research in the program, how their academic background and professional experience relates to the program, and how the intended research aligns with the objectives of the program. Appendices including bibliography may be included.
  • Samples of Work: Representative samples of relevant student or professional work produced in the last five years. Software, user-experience designs, analysis reports, proposal documents, web applications and websites, may be included.
  • CV: Applicants should include an updated copy of their curriculum vitae.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be invited for a teleconference or in-person interview.
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