Program Information

School: OCAD University
Faculty: Faculty of Art
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Photography
Description: Approached as a fine-art medium within contemporary art practice, the Photography program emphasizes the develop­ment of your artistic vision, encouraging you to explore a broad range of issues and styles. You are introduced to contemporary and historical photographic practices and technical aspects, such as camera, darkroom and digital techniques. As you progress, you develop your conceptual abilities to create dynamic forms of expression. Students are encouraged to select electives in Fabrication Studios, Sculpture/Installation, Integrated Media, Criticism & Curatorial Practices, Printmaking as well as Drawing & Painting in order to pursue the ideas and skills that complement their use of the photographic medium. At the upper-year levels, you have opportunities to gain real-world experience through a placement in the arts community or through an exhibition of your photographs. In the fourth-year thesis program, you produce a major body of work supported by a research paper. Photography graduates: exhibit their work in artist-run and commercial galleries, work for magazines, print publications or image archives, and find employment as art curators and gallery administrators.
URL: Photography at OCAD University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,899
Careers: Photographers

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