OCAD University has more depth and breadth in visual arts and design programs than any school of its kind in Canada. OCAD U offers its students a unique environment that combines studio-based learning with critical inquiry. Programs lead to a BFA or BDes and, as of 2008/2009, an MA, MFA or MDes.

At OCAD U, we educate imaginations. We consider the future. We also honour our history, recognizing the more than a century of achievement that distinguishes our alumni. Joining the remarkable artists and designers we’ve graduated are established cultural leaders, educators, innovators, creative thinkers and strategists.

OCAD U students experience a range of research contexts and methodologies via the university’s significant research arm. Now, they also have the opportunity to experience graduate programs.

OCAD U is located in the heart of Toronto, Canada’s largest centre for design, culture and business. This vibrant nexus brings together a diversity of creative forces. And where great minds meet, magic happens.

The Digital Futures Initiative is one such meeting. Breakthrough partnerships like this one represent the emerging imagination economy, and open the door to greater innovation, collaboration and research at OCAD U and beyond. They unleash a wave of talent whose imaginings will revolutionize how Canada works, builds, designs, thinks and lives.

With the Age of Imagination upon us, creativity and innovation are transforming cultures and economies worldwide. Now more than ever before, we speak the language. We are the currency. Members of the OCAD U community – our students, faculty and graduates – are uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.