BUILDING A PORTFOLIO
BUILDING A PORTFOLIO
Show your passion and ability to think creatively!
Your portfolio is a collection of work that represents your individual creative and technical experiences and accomplishments and should be a visual representation of who you are. You need to demonstrate that you are a visual communicator and that you are well-equipped to succeed at OCAD U. Keep in mind that when it comes to your portfolio, some of the most important features we look for are skill, passion, curiosity and your ability to think creatively.
Portfolio Resources & Tips
Looking for inspiration and tips to start your portfolio? Looking to show off your portfolio now and get feedback? Explore our supports and portfolio review opportunities
Creative Prompts and Tips
Follow us on Instagram @ocaduadmissions to participate in our #OCADpromptsU challenge! Work from our creative prompts and share with us for a chance to be featured!Link to Creative Prompts and Tips
Portfolio Building Events
We can help you build a strong portfolio through online sessions, hands-on workshops with OCAD U instructors and more! Register here to sign up for an event.Link to Portfolio Building Events
AICAD Portfolio Review Portal
Get feedback on your work! Submit 5 complete or in-progress pieces to see if you’re on the right track for your program! (Make sure to select OCAD University as a reviewer.)Link to AICAD Portfolio Review Portal
National Portfolio Day
Connect live with reps from OCAD U and North America’s top art & design schools to receive feedback on your portfolio. Discuss where you can take your art or design practice.Link to National Portfolio Day
Portfolio Clinics are designed for learners between the ages of 15-19 interested in pursuing a creative pathway towards postsecondary education. We are excited to work alongside you in developing your studio art and design skills.Link to Portfolio Clinics
Summer Workshops are 3-week long studio experiences dedicated to help you create a finished work, or several finished pieces, for your portfolio! This programming is made for emerging artist and designers looking to pursue post-secondary education in the creative field.Link to Summer Workshops