Winter 2024 Courses and Micro-credentials at OCAD U School of Continuing Studies

Winter 2024 Courses Now Open for Registration. Earn a Certificate or Micro-credential.

Photograph of the Sharp Centre at OCAD U

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

Ideation + Prototyping for Human-Centred Design Micro-credential
This Micro-Credential consists of one intensive course that builds on the observations and research gathered in the Empathy + Social Insight for Human-Centred Design Micro-Credential. Participants will develop a digital or physical prototype in response to the complex challenges and opportunities at the intersection of design, technology, and social theory. Starts online on January 22.

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 March 4.

Choose from over 60 courses, including:

  • Abstract Painting Studio: Texture and Surface
  • Figure Drawing Studio
  • Oil Painting Techniques
  • Watercolour Painting Studio
  • Textile Arts with Natural Dyes
  • Mould Making Studio
  • Illustration Essentials
  • 3D Animation Studio 1: Introduction to Blender
  • Accounting for Creative Professionals
  • Current Trends in Contemporary Art
  • Introduction to Project Management for Creative Professionals
  • Social Media Marketing for Creative Professionals

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! Winter Adobe courses are now open in After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro.

Trumpet #2, Digital Collage, 2023 by Laura Kay Keeling

Student Profile: Laura Kay Keeling
Laura Kay Keeling is enrolled in the Digital Media Skills Certificate. Her practice is rooted in a process-centred approach that integrates analog photography, video, digital collage and installation.
Learn about Laura.

Featured Instructor: Christina Sookram
Christina Sookram teaches Introduction to Project Management for Creative Professionals. Her article Preparing Students for the Class of Life on the value of teaching project management is published on the Project Management Institute (PMI) website.
Read the article.

Online Exhibition: Surface
Featuring artworks by students from OCAD U School of Continuing Studies, this exhibition explores the connections between the natural environment and people through art and texture.
View the exhibition.


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