Program Information

School: OCAD University
Faculty: Faculty of Design
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Environmental Design/Architecture
Description: The Environmental Design program focuses on the design of expressive and humane interior and architectural space. Projects are developed in an interior architectural, environmental and societal context. Core design studios develop a design methodology of research, analysis, design and presentation, emphasizing conceptual development. You learn to transform conceptual ideas into spatial realities. Advanced studio projects include commercial, residential, retail, hospitality and institutional design, with a variety of interdisciplinary options. The fourth-year thesis studio focuses on a more complex project corresponding to your particular values and interests. This core curriculum is supported by a broad base of design theory, material and technology, drawing, computer and graphic presentation, and professional practice course material. Graduates of the Environmental Design program are recognized by the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario and often find career placement in: interior design studios, environmental, architecture or landscape firms, product-design companies. Many continue on to graduate studies in architecture, environmental sciences and sustainability programs or use their design education to create new opportunities in varied and unique situations.
URL: Environmental Design at OCAD University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,899

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade12 English

Although the primary criterion for admission to OCAD University’s studio based programs is a portfolio assessment, strong academic skills are essential for overall success. All offers of admission are conditional upon meeting the minimum academic requirements and supplying all required documentation.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 84]

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Portfolio