48 months
Duration
9852 CAD/year
2420 CAD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Advertising program from OCAD University is Canada’s top advertising program through a combo of classes in graphic design, branding, creative copywriting and career-building skills. More than half of students get offered jobs before they even graduate at Canada’s only four-year university advertising program.

Overview

At the Advertising program from OCAD University, you will learn storytelling from many different points of views. You will be encouraged to challenge tradition and consider different viewpoints and values.

In this program, instructors who work in the advertising field will teach you:

  • Design
  • Storytelling
  • Digital
  • Copywriting
  • Typography
  • Layout
  • Strategy
  • Consumer behaviours and market research
  • Art direction
  • Film
  • User experience
  • Public relations

Key facts:

In fourth year, you’ll work in boot camps with real clients and create real campaigns. In the past, students have worked with McCain Pizza Pockets and Sony Playstation. This means you can say you’ve sold a creative concept before even finishing school – a huge advantage when you’re looking for a job.

You’ll also benefit from guest speakers from Canada’s biggest ad agencies and have the opportunity to do internships. Acclaimed alum of the program include many top creative directors in Canada and worldwide, including Elspeth Lynn, Creative Director for Saatchi & Saatchi in London, UK, Wain Choi, Global VP ECD at Cheil Worldwide in Korea and Carlos Moreno, Global Chief Creative Officer for Cossette. Learn more about our successful, award-winning alum.

At the end of this four-year program, you will earn a Bachelor of Design degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Typography
  • Drawing
  • Colour and two dimensional design
  • Writing
  • Design history

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Intent 
  • Portfolio (required for all studio BFA, BDes programs) or
  • Writing sample (required for the BA in Visual and Critical Studies)
  • Official transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency Test results (if required)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9852 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4926 CAD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    2420 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1210 CAD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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