The Art & Design Graduate School Fair

Date & Time
Thursday, October 04, 2018 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time(EST)
Toronto, ON, Canada
Event Type
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Event Description


OCAD University hosts Toronto’s biggest art and design graduate school fair on October 4. Are you considering graduate school to advance your career, deepen your practice or extend your research interests? This is your chance to learn more about MFA, MDes, MA/PhD programs throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Meet representatives from more than 20 of the best art and design universities and get the answers you need about funding and more at our Expert Panel Sessions.

Attend this free event on October 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at OCAD University, Great Hall, 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor.

Participating schools include:

    • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
    • California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
    • Master of Digital Media @ the Centre for Digital Media
    • Concordia University – Faculty of Fine Arts
    • Emily Carr University of Art + Design
    • Glasgow School of Art
    • Goldsmiths, University of London
    • IIT Institute of Design
    • John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto
    • OCAD University - Graduate Studies
    • Otis College of Art and Design
    • Parsons School of Design
    • Faculty of Communication & Design (FCAD), Ryerson University
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Graduate Studies
    • Schulich School of Business - MBA, MBA/MFA, MBA/MA Combined and MMgmt Programs
    • Studio Arts College International (SACI)
    • University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences
    • Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies – UBC Okanagan
    • Master of Fine Arts Program in Visual Arts – University of Ottawa
    • University of the Arts London
    • University of Waterloo – Faculty of Arts
    • University of Waterloo – Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business
    • Western University - Department of Visual Arts
    • School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design – York University
    • Expert Panel Information Sessions:

        Get the answers you need, as prospective Graduate students, from the expert panel series Everything you ever wanted to know about grad school, but were afraid to ask at Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street, 3rd Floor

        Unbundling Higher Education: Alternative Credentials and Pathways
        12 pm

        Explore a variety of options: bootcamps, MOOCs, certificates, badges, and more! Our panelists hold advanced degrees and are involved in alternative learning pathways. Learn about the merits, drawbacks and questions to keep in mind when considering learning outside of formal structures.

        Funding Your Grad School Experience
        2 pm

        Get the answers you need about funding your graduate school education. Learn about grants, scholarships, awards and bursaries open to graduate students in Ontario from Anne Ahrens-Embleton, Manager of the Graduate Studies Office at OCAD U. And, hear from recent alumni, Katie Micak, about her experience funding graduate studies in Canada and the United State