Program Information

School: OCAD University
Faculty: Faculty of Design
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Advertising
Description: Concept before execution. Strategy before style. Solutions that combine powerful language and compelling imagery. This is the philosophy of the Advertising program at OCAD U. Taught by industry professionals, it emphasizes project-focused work and teaching through lectures, presentation and one-on-one, in-class critiques. First, you learn to develop effective strategies to address particular market needs. Importance is placed on process, analysis and the development of creative and challenging solutions. You’ll produce complete advertising campaigns for a broad spectrum of media, including TV, radio, billboards, magazines and the Web, integrating elements such as type, photography, illustration and graphics. Lectures on brand positioning, brand development, market research and pre- and post-production analysis are integral to the curriculum. A mandatory laptop program enhances the learning environment and develops essential skills. As a graduate, you are well prepared for entry- to mid-level jobs in the creative departments of Canada’s leading advertising firms.
URL: Advertising at OCAD University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,899
Careers: Advertising Managers,Advertising and Promotion Consultants

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

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Portfolio