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Photography, BFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Toronto, Canada
In the Photography program, you will learn skills from darkroom to digital photography. OCAD University has some of the best photography facilities in Canada and one of few schools with both a colour and black and white darkroom.
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Overview

You will benefit from studying photography at Canada’s largest art, design and media university, where you will select electives from a wide range of creative areas. These include electives in Sculpture/Installation, Printmaking and Drawing & Painting, among many others.

Unlike some other photography programs, which focus on commercial photography, OCAD University’s Photography program is more artistic and experimental. The program emphasizes your artistic vision, while encouraging you to explore a broad range of issues and styles. In the upper-year levels, you’ll gain real world experience through a placement in the arts community or through an exhibition of your photographs.

Graduates of the program work in:

  • Artistic practice
  • Freelance photography
  • Fashion, commercial or editorial photography
  • Digital/print publications or image archives
  • Arts or gallery administration
  • Artist representation, production or photo editing

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:

  • Sculpture concepts
  • Wearable art
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Animation
  • Body and technology
  • Printmaking
  • Art and code

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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