Program Information

School: OCAD University
Faculty: Faculty of Design
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Illustration
Description: The Illustration program provides you with the knowledge and skills to create effective and artful images that function as a complement to the written word. The work of illustrators can be seen in many venues, including: newspapers,books, magazines, corporate reports, print ads, billboards, posters, CDs, packaging, merchandise, websites, and emerging interactive design. Based on strong draftsmanship, conceptual thinking and deeply held personal convictions, you discover your individual artistic voice while working in a variety of media and techniques, both traditional and digital. You work closely with a faculty of practicing illustrators and with visiting professionals, completing assignments that cover a wide range of illustrative applications and acquiring the necessary principles of business and entrepreneurship. After graduation you may work, as most illustrators do, as an independent freelancer in a variety of areas, such as editorial publications, advertising and graphic design firms.
URL: Illustration 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 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