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The Imagination Catalyst business incubator

OCAD University's free, one-year business incubator program supports up to 25 startups. Join a motivated group of fellow entrepreneurs who are creating, building, designing, making and inventing innovative products, services and companies.

About the Imagination Catalyst

We provide business development guidance and support for professional artists as well as maker-based, design-focused start-up entrepreneurs. Our goal is to apply design thinking to make lives better, create richer cultural experiences and bring leading-edge innovations to market.

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<p>In the Graphic Design program, you will learn the process of visual communication through the combo of images, photography and text to represent ideas and messages. </p> <p>Some graphic design programs at other schools have a sole focus on technical skills and commercial, corporate work. OCAD U's Graphic Design program teaches you the skills you need but also encourages you to use graphic design as an
art form, to challenge barriers and create work for social good.</p>

<p>Environmental design is creating environments for people including architecture, urban planning, retail spaces, landscape and interior design. In the Interior Design specialization, you'll take Environmental Design courses plus four specific classes focused on interior design.</p>

<p>Environmental design is creating environments for people including architecture, urban planning, retail spaces, landscape and interior design.</p>
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<p>Digital Painting and Expanded Animation is a specialization of both the Integrated Media and Drawing &amp; Painting Programs. For this Drawing &amp; Painting specialization, you'll focus on digital media and painting including traditional painting techniques, digital tablet painting and animation. </p>

<p>Many of Canada's most successful artists are graduates of this program – everyone from members of the Group of Seven and <a href="http://www.kendanbyart.ca/">Ken Danby</a> to <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ivanalifan/?hl=en">Ivan Alifan</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/ellysmallwood/?hl=en&q

<p>In this program, you'll create the technologies that shape the way we live, work, and play. You'll develop games, wearable technology, mobile apps, VR, interactive installations, and augmented reality. You will learn how these new technologies can solve problems, deal with contemporary issues, and create future possibilities. </p>
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<p>Study art history in the place art and design is made at Canada's biggest art and design university. Our program is unique, in that you also get to take studio courses and make art and design yourself.</p> <p>The program emphasizes the expanded field of modern and contemporary art history, which includes design, photography, architecture, performance and new media, as well as painting and sculpture.</p>

<p>Explore all areas of book and magazine production and publishing in this program. You will learn digital, print, business and entrepreneurship skills.</p>
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