|Faculty:||School of Interdisciplinary Studies
|Field of Study:||Aboriginal Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General
|Description:||The Indigenous Visual Culture program at OCAD University combines practice-specific and interdisciplinary studio-based learning, and courses in the visual, cultural, social and political history of Indigenous peoples. Our totem is Nigig the otter. We chose the otter because he dives down into the depths of unknown waters and emerges with a tool upon which to crack open the shell of his imagination. He is playful, dexterous, inventive, curious, filled with boundless energy and joy. The program prepares students to engage in complex and evolving global discourses in Indigenous history, art history and contemporary art practice across a range of expressions, material and media. It can lead to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or an interdisciplinary minor. The unique curriculum is designed to develop Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students’ critical and aesthetic responses and practical expertise in Indigenous culture and artistic practices. Art and design students are introduced to the fundamentals of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit art and design, located within Canadian and international contexts.
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