OCAD University

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OCAD University

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  • OCAD U

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  • Ontario College of Art
  • Ontario College of Art & Design
  • Ontario College of Art and Design
  • Ontario School of Art

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1876-

History

OCAD University was originally established in Toronto in 1876 by the Ontario Society of Artists. Back then it was called the Ontario School of Art. In 1912, it was incorporated as the Ontario College of Art, becoming the first school in Canada dedicated to exclusively to the education of professional artists in fine and commercial art. In 1996, the name changed to the Ontario College of Art and Design, reflecting the growth of design programs. In 2010, to reflect the institution’s status as a university granted in 2002, the school became officially known as OCAD University.

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  • EAC

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