OCAD U graduate students come from around the world from all stages of their careers. Students arrive straight from their undergraduate degrees or mid-career, looking to deepen their knowledge or pivot their profession. They bring their unique voices, experiences and the desire to expand their careers and practices through collaboration and research.
We give ideas a place and a space.
What you do here is brought into a network of passionate people and projects that push our thinking and engage the world.
Our shops, studios and maker spaces feature a range of digital, traditional and unconventional art and design tools.
Our faculty, students and alumni build relationships with OCAD U and our communities through their diverse and global practices.
OCAD U research partners with industry, cultural institutions, and local and international organizations to make your ideas have an impact.
Acknowledging the Land
In 1805, Tkaranto (Toronto) was surrendered through the Toronto Purchase (Treaty 13) with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
OCAD University is situated on the Treaty lands and territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as well as the traditional territories of many nations, including the Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat. These are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand. Tkaranto (Toronto) is home now to many urban Indigenous communities.
Developing a relationship with the land means also developing relationship with people. We welcome you to research and learn more about the land you are on. Whose Land and Native Land are great places to begin.