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Explore, enrich and expand your future at OCAD U

We're here to support your success in your education, career, health and community.

Keep reading to learn more about:

  • Support and resources for academic learning and wellness
  • Ways to connect with the School of Graduate Studies community


Student Experience

Throughout your graduate program you’ll be immersed in programs that move beyond the classroom: public exhibitions, lectures and studio visits with artists, designers, curators, strategists, and researchers. These experiences will add to your practice and deepen your professional development.

Supports & Resources

Student Wellness Centre

The Student Wellness Centre combines both health and counselling services to provide every student the opportunity to participate in a healthy and successful post-secondary experience. Their team consists of counsellors, nurses, physicians, psychiatrists, health promoters, student volunteers and administrative support.


Student Accessibility Services (SAS) at OCAD University supports undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students with temporary and permanent disabilities. After students complete their registration meeting with their Accessibility Advisor, students can access academic accommodations in the classroom and studio.

International Student Services

International Student Services offers individual and group support, services and referrals pertaining to immigration, health, employment and cultural adaptation for international students, mobility/exchange students and all students wishing to make meaningful global connections.

Graduate Gallery

Home to thesis shows, speakers series, and one of a kind events, the Graduate Gallery is the primary exhibition space for graduate students and Faculty of OCAD University.  A place where OCAD U graduate students and faculty hold exhibitions, lectures, think-tanks, performances, conferences and experiments.

Did you know OCAD University has seven galleries? Each gallery exhibits art, design, and digital media work by students, as well as internationally renowned professional artists, designers, and researchers.

Writing and Learning Centre (WLC)

OCAD U's primary academic resource and support centre offers the following specialized services for graduate students:

  • Writing and Learning Consultants with graduate level education to work specifically with OCAD U graduate students.
  • Workshop series on graduate-level academic skills
  • Thesis-writing consultations
  • Option for the tutor to pre-read a piece of work in advance of an appointment to allow for a more in-depth consultation of lengthier writing assignments
  • Studio visits
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers

The Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD U. They deliver specialized programs and services that connect individuals to meaningful opportunities, communities of practitioners, skill-building resources and facilitated learning experiences.

Our Community

Start building your network with current students and alumni.

Head to our instagram @ocadugrad and stay up to date on events in the graduate community.