• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Some graphic design programs at other schools have a sole focus on technical skills and commercial, corporate work. 

The Graphic Design programme at OCAD University teaches you the skills you need but also encourages you to use graphic design as an art form, to challenge barriers and create work for social good.

Career:

Graduates of the program work at:

  • Graphic design studios and communications firms
  • Cultural and public institutions
  • Journalism and broadcast media
  • Entrepreneurial initiatives

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design process
  • Drawing
  • Photography for communication
  • History and theory of visual culture
  • Typography
  • Sustainable design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    84

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General Requirements

  • For Ontario high school students, a minimum overall average of 70%
  • Portfolio (samples of your work and a visual representation of who you are)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4647 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4647 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1210 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1210 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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