Spring and Summer 2024 Courses at OCAD U School of Continuing Studies

Spring and Summer Courses Now Open for Registration. Earn a Micro-credential or Certificate.

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Check out spring and summer micro-credentials. Build your skills and earn a digital badge:

Developing Effective Government Relations and Advocacy Strategies for Canadian Arts Organizations Micro-credential
This micro-credential was developed in collaboration and offered in partnership with the Cultural Policy Hub at OCAD University and PAA Advisory | Conseils, a national public affairs and strategic communications firm. This micro-credential is designed for arts managers to gain the knowledge and skills required to build comprehensive government relations strategies to advocate for their organizations and the creative sector. Starts online on May 6.

Empathy + Social Insight for Human-Centred Design
In this micro-credential, participants will learn about why you need to develop an understanding of the people you are designing for, and how—through observation, empathy and social research—you will be able to define the problem or opportunity to focus on, identify and evaluate complex challenges and opportunities at the intersection of design, technology, and social theory. Starts online on May 27.

Choose from a wide variety of courses, including:

  • Professional Practice for Emerging Artists and Designers
  • 3D Animation Studio 1: Introduction to Blender
  • Toon Boom Harmony
  • Sustainable Textiles Repair Studio
  • Social Media Marketing for Creative Entrepreneurs
  • Feminist Art Workshop
  • Oil Painting Techniques
  • Landscape Painting Studio
  • Mould Making Studio
  • Screen Printing Studio
  • Watercolour Painting Studio

Many of our micro-credentials are eligible for OSAP, visit eCampus Ontario for more information.

SCS Creative Professionals Network
The SCS Creative Professionals Network is a free membership group for OCAD U School of Continuing Studies certificate holders. Tap into benefits including, discounts, invites to special art openings and events, access to an online membership page with additional resources and ways to connect with fellow members, and much more. Check out our certificates today!

50% Off Adobe CC Licence
When you enrol in a course with the School of Continuing Studies, we are offering a 6-month Adobe Creative Cloud Licence at 50% off. That’s only $36 per month. Simply add Adobe CC to your cart when you register for a course and start creating! Adobe courses are now open in After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro.

Panel from The Harrowing Tales of La Corriveau by Frances V. Reilly

Student Profile: Frances V. Reilly
Frances V. Reilly is a comics artist/illustrator and historian based in Toronto. She works in watercolours, gouache, and pen and ink. Her debut graphic novel The Harrowing Tales of La Corriveau is set for release this spring during the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.
Learn about Frances here.

Instructor Profile: Aisha Ali
Two new courses with Aisha Ali will launch this spring and summer, Intermediate Sewing Skills Studio and Sustainable Textiles Repair Studio. Their work emphasizes craftsmanship and collaborative processes and often makes use of convenient materials, including repurposing existing garments and using the fur of animals that they live with.
Learn about Aisha here.

What Students are Saying
“Omid Ettehadi was a wonderful instructor! He was very supportive, communicative and knowledgeable. I would recommend him as a professor for other courses too because he genuinely cares about his students’ education. Thanks Omid!”
Intermediate UI and UX Design, Fall 2023


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