Look Inside: OCAD University’s Open House

OCAD U Sharp Building
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Look Inside Canada’s largest university of art and design. Bring your friends, family and supporters and take a studio tour, watch students as they work, or talk with faculty and staff. OCAD University will provide a glimpse of emerging trends, and where art and design practice is making new connections. Imagine yourself here. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, Main Building - 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1
Website: 
https://join.ocadu.ca/Datatel.ERecruiting.Web.External/pages/EventDetails.aspx?id=4f40f971-2776-e711-803b-0050569735d6
Email: 
admissions@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free

Look Inside: OCAD's 4th annual Open House

Look Inside
Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Look inside the behind-the-scenes world of art and design. Take a studio tour, watch a student demo, talk with faculty and staff, or explore the possibilities of our new graduate studies offerings. We’ll provide a glimpse of emerging trends and where art and design practice is making new connections.

Venue & Address: 
Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Look Inside: OCAD's 3rd annual Open House

Look Inside 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Look inside the behind-the-scenes world of art and design. Take a studio tour, watch a student demo, or talk with faculty and staff. We'll provide a glimpse of emerging trends and where art and design practice is making new connections.

Imagine yourself here.

Look Inside Program:

LEVEL 1:

Meet & Greet
Student Mentors, Front Lobby
Admissions & Recruitment Staff, Caldwell/Mader Passage

Exhibition
Assignment to Archives Screening Project, Front Lobby

Presentation
"Becoming an OCAD Student", 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, RM 190

Screening
First-Year Faculty of Art: A Compilation of Student Work, RM 166

Demos
Mobile Lab and Portage Project, RM 187
Clay Modelling, Sculpture, RM 141

Open Studios
First-Year/SCIN Workshop, RM 170
Fabrication Studios:
Wood Shop, RM 108, 115
Metal Shop, RM 122, 123
Plastics Shop, RM 117
Foundry and Moldmaking, RM 152, 154

LEVEL 2:

Exhibitions
Pronto: Florence Program 2006/2007, Great Hall
Six Years Old, Transit Space

Presentation
"It's All About You: Career Strategies for Artists and Designers", 2 pm, RM 230

Screening
The Manifold Project, a montage of alumni work, RM 230

Short Talks
"Brain Candy": 10-Minute Liberal Studies Talks
11 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 to 3 pm, RM 240

Open Studios
Material Art & Design Studios:
Fibre Studio, RM 201
Jewellery Studio, RM 217
Ceramic Studio, RM 253

LEVEL 3:

Meet & Greet
Associate Dean Simone Jones and Integrated Media Chair Judith Doyle answer questions about Integrated Media and Criticism and Curatorial Practice, RM 355

Demo
Printmaking, RM 375, 384, 389, 390

Open Studios
Academic Computing Centre, RM 317
317c The Store for Computers & Books, RM 317c

LEVEL 4:

Exhibitions
Drawing and Painting Endowment Wall, RM 479
Drawing and Painting Alumnus Kelli Maksud: Site-specific Installation, NW Corridor
Drawing and Painting Student Work, Display Cases
Sequences, Multiples & Text, Photography Student Work, RM 415
Photography Student Work, Display Cases

Screening
Digital Painting: Video Presentation, RM 460

Workshops
Materials and Processes, RM 466
Drawing, RM 441

Open Studios
OCAD's Largest Studio: 4th-Year Thesis Student Work, RM 430
Epson Imaging Lab, RM 417

LEVEL 5:

Open Studios
Environmental Design, RM 540
Industrial Design, RM 560

LEVEL 6:

Exhibition
Graphic Design, RM 640, 660

Workshop
Illustration, RM 617

Presentations
Think Tank: Sustainability, 12 and 2 pm, RM 654
Advertising Alumni, RM 657

Venue & Address: 
Ontario College of Art & Design 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
general@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

Look Inside

Photo of OCAD University's Sharp Center
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Look Inside Canada’s largest university of art and design. Bring your friends, family and supporters and take a studio tour, watch students as they work, or talk with faculty and staff. OCAD University will provide a glimpse of emerging trends, and where art and design practice is making new connections. Imagine yourself here. 

 

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, Main Building - 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1
Website: 
http://join.ocadu.ca/Datatel.ERecruiting.Web.External/Pages/EventDetails.aspx?id=af4ee76d-5170-e611-b13b-0050569735d6
Email: 
admissions@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free!

Look Inside: OCAD University's Open House

Photograph of the Sharp Centre for Design illuminated at night
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Look inside Canada’s largest university of art and design. Take a studio tour, watch students as they work, or talk with faculty and staff. OCAD University will provide a glimpse of emerging trends, and where art and design practice is making new connections. Imagine yourself here.

We strive to make every event as inclusive as possible. If you require accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact us through email or phone listed below.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/admissions.htm
Email: 
admissions@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x4869
Cost: 
Free
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Look Inside 2014: Welcome to OCAD U's annual open house

Plasma cutter in the metal fabrication studio. Photo by Justin Merk.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of OCAD U’s iconic Sharp Centre for Design, and it’s also the 10th anniversary of Look Inside, the university’s annual campus open house.

Since 2004, students interested in studying at OCAD U, their friends and family, OCAD U supporters and members of the community arrive on campus at 100 McCaul Street to see what the Sharp Centre for Design looks like from the inside and find out what’s happening in the studios. Organizers expect this year’s event, on October 25, will be bigger than ever, with more than 2,000 visitors.

During Look Inside all of OCAD U’s shops and studios are open, from the drawing, painting, jewellery and photography studios to the wood and metal shops and foundry. Visitors can watch students, faculty and staff members at work on projects, and sometimes even have the chance to try their hand at making things.

Student work is also on display throughout 100 McCaul, representing every program. This year there will be an emphasis on the work by students in some of the university’s newer programs, including Visual and Critical Studies, Indigenous Visual Culture and Digital Futures. For example, the Digital Futures students are planning demonstrations of their interactive exhibits and videogames.

Throughout the day faculty, staff and students will be on hand to answer questions about the university’s range of fine art and design programs as well as the new bachelor of art program. There are also talks scheduled in the auditorium as follows:

  • 11 a.m. Becoming an OCAD U Student, presented by Admissions
  • noon:  Financing Your Education at OCAD U, presented by the Financial Aid Office
  • 1 p.m.: The Future of Art and Design, a talk by Dr. Sara Diamond, OCAD U’s president
  • 2 p.m.: The Value of Art and Design: Career Prospects for OCAD University Graduates, presented by Zev Farber, Manager, OCAD U’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers
  • 2:30 p.m. Becoming an OCAD U Student, presented by Admissions

 

Find out more

Sharp Centre for Design

Event details

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OCAD University invites prospective students to Look Inside

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 4:00am

(Toronto — October 6, 2010) OCAD University (OCADU) will open its doors to prospective students and their families on Saturday, October 23 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. during its 6th annual fall open house, Look Inside.

“Look Inside is a chance for anyone considering a post-secondary career in visual communication to imagine themselves as a part of the OCAD University community,” said Jan Sage, Director of Admissions & Recruitment at OCAD University.

Current students, faculty and staff will be on hand to guide visitors through OCAD University’s facilities. Visitors can explore drawing and painting, printmaking and photography studios, fabrication studios where students work in wood, plastics, metals, see demonstrations in fibre, jewellery, ceramics, and talk to students and faculty about life at OCADU.

About OCAD University (OCADU)
OCAD University (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “University of the Imagination.” The University, founded in 1876, is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD University is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD University community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information, contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

Look Inside

Look Inside
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 3:00pm

OCAD University's Annual Open House

Look inside the world of art, design and media. Take a studio tour, watch a student demo, talk with faculty and staff, explore our graduate studies programs and learn about our new BA degree. We’ll provide a glimpse of emerging trends and show you where studio practice is making new connections.

 

416-977-6000 ext. 2055

www.ocadu.ca/prospective_students/learn_more.htm

admissions@ocadu.ca

 

Free

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario