Worried about sending your kid to art and design school? Don’t be!

We’ve heard all the myths about the employment options for our grads – they aren’t true.

OCAD University is Canada’s biggest and oldest art and design university and more than 94% of our grads are employed. That's no different than any other university or college.

Where are we different? Our grads report being happier in their careers (83%) and work in fields that they went to school for (85%)! They are artists, entrepreneurs, game designers, architects, web developers, printmakers, curators, copywriters, advertising directors, app developers and so much more.

Others find ways to apply their creative thinking in fields geared for their contributions. They are city planners, marketers, IT professionals, educators, some are even doctors and lawyers (with amazing art, design and media practices on the side). The skills they learn at OCAD U are transferable to many kinds of careers and education pathways just like any other bachelor’s degree.

What else?

Just like any other university, we provide a supportive and fun campus life experience. Our campus includes a medical centre, library, plenty of chill-out space, food court and opportunities for intramural sports and social events.

We’re located in downtown Toronto’s Entertainment District and next to Queen Street West, the Art Gallery of Ontario and beautiful Grange Park. With small class sizes and technical staff in all our shops and studios, our students are more than just a number.

OCAD U has more than 4,500 students and 17 undergraduate programs. Field placement and internship opportunities are available in almost every program.

The world needs the talent of your kids — they belong here! Come visit us and see for yourself how your child can develop their skills and learn how to get paid doing what they love.

Meet OCAD U Alum Andy Garcia

Quick links for Supporting Learners

All the information you need to support new applicants!

Look through OCAD U's 17 undergraduate programs and learn what they offer!  

Link to Undergraduate Programs

Explore the costs of studying and learn about funding options for your student.

Link to Tuition and Funding

Is your student looking to live near campus? Check out our housing partners and get tips for living in the city! 

Link to Housing

Check out the online events available for you and your student. Connect with OCAD U representatives and learn about applications, portfolios, and more! 

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