Program Information

School: OCAD University
Faculty: Faculty of Design
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Graphic Design
Description: The Graphic Design curriculum has a strong focus on design process, typography, image making and strategic thinking. It engages you in the creation of principled, conceptually strong, imaginative and formally sound solutions to many types of problems. You’ll discover the larger impact of graphic design in the context of cultural and societal issues. You can pursue studio courses in areas of interest such as: branding, editorial & publication design, guerrilla entrepreneurism, interactive communication, motion graphics, packaging design, typeface design, and wayfinding/information systems. In fourth year, you develop a focused year-long project, reflecting your personal interest and values.
You work closely with practicing graphic designers as well as visiting professionals and complete projects covering a wide range of issues and applications. You are also introduced to the principles of business and entrepreneurship necessary for success in the field of design. A mandatory laptop program enhances your learning and helps you develop essential skills. Graduates are qualified to work at design studios, magazines and advertising agencies as junior to intermediate graphic designers. Many go on to open their own businesses
URL: Graphic Design at OCAD University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,899
Careers: Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists,Video Game Level Designer,Video Game Designers

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

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Portfolio