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Material Art and Design, BDes/BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Toronto, Canada
In the Material Art and Design program at OCAD University, you will learn how to create jewellery, textiles and ceramics as a professional studio artist or designer. You’ll focus on making your own designs and will learn the critical and business skills you’ll need to succeed.
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Overview

In this Material Art and Design program at OCAD University, you can choose to focus on textiles or jewellery and metalsmithing. You can also take electives in ceramics, fashion design and wearable technology. Program instructors are top textile, jewellery and ceramics artists and designers.

Our studios are equipped with the traditional tools and new technology needed to prepare you for work as an artist, designer or craftsperson.

If you focus on textiles, you’ll create your own printed, woven and experimental textiles for sculpture, clothing and surface design. You’ll use traditional methods and new technology such as digital printing, embroidery and knitting.

If you focus on jewellery and metalsmithing, you’ll create your own fine jewellery and sculptures with metals and other materials. You will also learn to use traditional methods of fabrication and casting alongside computer-aided design and manufacturing.

Graduates of the program work in:

  • Textile, jewellery or ceramic art and design
  • Fashion and costume design
  • Product design
  • Interior 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:

  • Colour and 2D design
  • 3D design, fabrication and digital modeling
  • Drawing
  • Art and Design history
  • Jewellery
  • Textiles

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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