Program Information

School: OCAD University
Faculty: Faculty of Art
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Fine/Studio Arts, General
Description: Traditional figurative study in art institutions involves the rendering of the human form through studio techniques grounded in historical practices. These observational investigations of the body are not only a basis for figurative painting and sculpture but they also have roots in scientific methodologies generally. It is at this intersection, that of science and art, where the understanding of physical bodies necessitates thinking outside of “human” and consider wider definitions: the post-human, the non-human and of organisms broadly.

The intention of the Life Studies specialization is to map all existing and potential studies of the figure and the body in contemporary art practices. This interdisciplinary specialization applies scientific methodologies of observation and discernment to investigate the body and embodied knowledge in a studio practice. Students will move through the specialization by studying across course offerings in Art and Liberal Arts & Sciences while building observational and technical skills.”

URL: Cross-Disciplinary Art: Life Studies at OCAD University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,899
Careers: Artists

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