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Drawing and Painting, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Toronto, Canada
In this Drawing and Painting program from OCAD University, you’ll first develop skills and experiment with mediums and techniques. Then, you will begin to create your own body of work and develop your own style.
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Overview

Many of Canada’s most successful artists are graduates of this program – everyone from members of the Group of Seven and Ken Danby to Ivan Alifan, Elly Smallwood, Vanessa Maltese and Rajni Perera.

Drawing & Painting accepts first-year students directly into the program. Applicants selecting the Drawing & Painting major will have their portfolios reviewed for a limited number of spaces available for direct entry. If you aren’t accepted for direct entry, you may be considered for the general first-year program and can apply to join the Drawing & Painting program in second year.

Graduates of the Drawing and Painting program from OCAD University work in:

  • Artistic studio practice
  • Arts administration and education
  • Illustration and mural work
  • Graphic design
  • Art conservation and restoration
  • Gallery work and arts collectives
  • Writing and criticism
  • Studio management
  • Arts advocacy

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:

  • Body and technology
  • Drawing processes
  • Digital printmaking
  • Art and code
  • Animation fundamentals
  • Sculpture
  • Drawing nature and culture
  • Narrative 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.

Funding

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