Program Information

School: OCAD University
Faculty: Faculty of Design
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Description: Throughout history, people have formed metal, textiles and clay into objects that both support human activity and are expressive art forms. Just as relevant today, such objects enhance the built environment as well as the human body. Material Art & Design offers two concentrations: Jewellery/Metalsmithing and Fibre. This curriculum allows students to work from either an art or design perspective, and is structured to provide the opportunity for students to achieve their creative potential through the development of concept, visual language, technical skill and personal expression. Historical and cultural contexts are integrated into the learning process. A number of courses in Ceramics are also available to Material Art and Design students.

 study at OCAD U incorporates both textiles and surface/design print and encourages you to experiment with fabric and fibre structures, on- and off-loom. It incorporates computer-aided design and surface embellishments such as stitching and beading. 
Graduates work as designers in industry, fashion and theatre or as studio artists.

URL: Material Art and Design – Textiles 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