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For the Drawing and Painting Major, OCAD University provides a student-centered learning environment where in first year a common base of art theory, studio skills and processes are acquired with an emphasis on concept development and creative investigation.
The studio curriculum for students entering the Drawing & Painting program consists of FOUR required (core) courses (including Introduction to Painting, Drawing, Form and Structure, Time-Based Media), and ONE elective.
While the core courses ground students’ knowledge and introduce them to the discipline of drawing and painting studio practice. The elective courses provide an opportunity to explore alternative studio practices and begin to examine current issues in contemporary art. To cultivate lateral creative thinking, students are encouraged to investigate a media areas that they are unfamiliar with.
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences courses form an integral part of a student's studies. All incoming first-year students are required to complete LBST 1B04 Global Visual and Material Culture: Prehistory to 1800 and LBST 1B05 Global Visual and Material Culture: 1800 to the Present, and one writing course of The Essay and The Argument: either Mechanics (LBST 1B11), or ESL (LBST 1B12), or Rhetoric (LBST 1B13). The Visual Studies courses consist of two-hour lectures and one-hour tutorials.

Students may register for second-year courses when they have completed 3.0 first-year studio credits and 1.0 first-year Liberal Studies credit (including The Essay and the Argument).

The minimum passing grade for the first-year writing course, The Essay and the Argument, is 60%.

Students may not register for third-year level courses unless they have completed most of second year as well as all of their first-year requirements as outlined in the program guides. For students admitted prior to 2008 please refer to Policy 1029.

Students who attempt 2.0 or more credits in an academic year and earn an average below 60% will be put on probation during their next academic year. To proceed to second year, probationary students must have the approval of the Faculty of Art.


Please see all Dates & Deadlines
List of dates and deadline of particular importance to first year students will be posted soon.

Last Modified:3/18/2013 10:33:52 AM