Undergraduate Student Mobility/Exchange Program Information Session

Switzerland
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Imagine spending a semester as an exchange student in the United Kingdom, Europe, Israel, Australia, Vietnam, China, Brazil or the United States and receiving credit towards your OCAD University degree!  Studying in another country can provide you with a wealth of unique experiences to enhance your creative, academic and personal development. 

Venue & Address: 
MCA 543, Level 5, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/academics/mobility-exchange.htm
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Student Mobility/Exchange Program Information Session

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Imagine spending a semester as an exchange student in the United Kingdom, Europe, Israel, Australia, Vietnam, China, Brazil or the United States and receiving credit towards your OCAD University degree!  Studying in another country can provide you with a wealth of unique experiences to enhance your creative, academic and personal development. 

Venue & Address: 
MCA 284, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/academics/mobility-exchange.htm
Exchange Program Poster
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Deadline to apply for 2018/2019 Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange Program.

Deadline to apply for 2018/2019 Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange Program.

XChanging Cities

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 2:30pm to Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:30pm

XCHANGING CITIES is a photography-based showcase meant to explore the cultural, environmental and architectural values of diverse cities from across the world. These are cities that students from the faculty of Design have resided and studied in for their fall and winter semesters during the 2015/2016 academic year, as participants in the Mobility Program. Join us to explore the spirit of these cities and become immersed in the memorable visual experiences captured through photography.

Venue & Address: 
Anniversary Gallery, 100 McCaul
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/310608955992248/
Email: 
anniversarygallery@ocadu.ca
Cost: 
FREE
XCHANGING CITIES poster with event info

Deadline: Joubin-Selig Bursary and Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarship

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 4:00am

Deadline for students participating in the Mobility/Exchange Program in the 2007/2008 Winter Semester to submit applications for the Joubin-Selig Bursary Program and the Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarship to the Financial Aid & Awards Office.

Email: 
Kelly Faller, Financial Aid Assistant (Scholarships)

Deadline for Mobility/Exchange Program applications

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 4:00am

For more information contact:
Susan Kemp
Student Services Administrator
416-977-6000, Ext. 293

Five best things about studying art in Florence

Without doubt or exaggeration, my year in Florence changed the direction of my art practice.  For me, the 5 best things about studying art in Florence were:

Art History class

Art History class in Florence was, frankly, a privilege. While most people learn about Michelangelo and da Vinci from books or PowerPoint presentations, our professor, taught us about Italian art history while we stood inches away from masterpieces. She led us to a variety of venues throughout Italy and we gained entry to spaces not always available to the general public. The visits to contemporary art sites were a great change of pace. 

 

 

Friendships

Simply put, you’ll return to Canada with more friends than you had before you left. I befriended a number of Italians and of course, I developed some solid friendships with other OCAD U students.  Lots of great memories were made in the studio and navigating our way through Florentine streets and Italian culture. 

 

 

Inspiration

Being in a foreign place always stimulates my eyes and curiosity. In Italy, I was as inspired by the culture and cultural history as I was by the art and art history.

 

 

My art practice

Before I lived in Florence, my art practice was comfortable. The year in Florence motivated and allowed me to explore new technical and process-based ideas.  Preconceptions of who I was as an artist fell away and I now feel more directed in my practice. I’m also more open to taking chances, exploring new technical ideas and rediscovering my subjects.  

 

 

Exhibiting Internationally

As an emerging artist, the opportunity to exhibit your work and share it with a new audience and a different culture is invaluable. In addition to participating in a couple of OCAD U group shows, I also was successful in finding a reputable gallery and had my first solo exhibition before returning to Canada.  

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By Alex Murphy
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