OCAD University

Indigenous Visual Culture

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Program Information

School:OCAD University
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.
URL:Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,497
International: $22,899
Careers:Musicians and Singers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 84] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 25, 2017

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