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Digital Futures, BFA/BDes

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Toronto, Canada
In this Digital Futures program from OCAD University, you’ll create the technologies that shape the way we live, work, and play. You’ll develop games, wearable technology, mobile apps, VR, interactive installations, and augmented reality. You will learn how these new technologies can solve problems, deal with contemporary issues, and create future possibilities.
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Develop core digital skills, while learning the value of working together in a creative environment. This program blends art and design so you have the opportunity to explore your own interests. You’ll take a diverse range of art, design, and liberal arts classes to create a customized course of study.

You will also work directly with our industry and community partners through real-world testing and internships. The broad range of skills covered in Digital Futures are made possible by our internationally renowned faculty whose expertise span art, design, science, and business. 

Graduates of this Digital Futures program from OCAD University have in-demand jobs that blend technical ability, art and design. This includes:

  • Game design and development
  • UI / UX
  • VR / AR development
  • Creative technologist
  • Communications and data visualization
  • Interaction design

Some students pursue graduate studies in art, craft, design , ceramics, fashion, jewellery, textiles and museum studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    20 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer coding
  • Art and design history
  • Physical computing
  • Game design
  • Drawing
  • Art and code
  • Time-based media

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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
  • If you are applying from a country or school system with English as the official language of instruction, a minimum grade of B or 70% numeric equivalent in English 12 or equivalent course is required. 
  • If your first language is not English and you have not completed at least four consecutive years of high school in an English-medium school system, you are required to present the successful results of an English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27882 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13941 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7262 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3631 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Toronto

  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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


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