Every ten years there’s some drama or some crisis. As I was doing research on the school, every article seemed to start with the phrase “The recent drama at OCAD/OCA has abided and we’re looking to a new direction….”
This month we're taking a look at some issues at OCAD. Can you think of any common problems, or have you experienced any difficulties here? Actually, there is something that I think OCAD really needs to improve. It’s kind of a sensitive topic, though, for me and for a lot of people, I think. When … Continue reading Accommodations or Obstacles?
Creative City Campus is the name of a project that involves both new construction and renovation at OCAD. Construction of the expansion is scheduled to start early 2020 and finish 2022, and renovations have already started. They will continue in May in the fabrication studios, Drawing and Painting studios, and the rooftop of 100 McCaul. … Continue reading OCAD Construction: Upcoming Changes
We’ve talked before. There are specific issues you want to address that emerged from others’ experiences and your own. As far as I remember, you’re also making work about them. Could you explain them, and how you plan to address them through your work? I’m currently working on my thesis project with a topic about … Continue reading Unwanted Advances
Course Availability Based on our sources, the most common courses that students have difficulty getting into are Science/Tech/Mathematics (SCTM) and Drawing & Painting (DRPT). The school recently opened up another section of Advanced Studio in the summer, which combats some of the concerns regarding Drawing & Painting courses. Insufficient course sections to accommodate student demand … Continue reading Course Selection Chaos
How does this story begin? Everyone in my year/program got an email from the head of my program that included a list of new courses we could take to fulfill a program requirement. The email referenced who to contact in case we had questions. I saw one that I was interested in and jumped at … Continue reading Help Asking Faculty for…Help
After graduating OCAD, Shannon discovered a new perspective on abstraction, different from her time here. Going beyond simply using Escapism in her paintings, Shannon lives it through her process, a constant dreamer and observer of reality. I navigated through your website, in the “About” section of it. I wanted to get a little deeper into … Continue reading Shannon Leigh