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The Ontario-Jiangsu Student Exchange Program (OJS) offers academic exchange and summer programs in Jiangsu province, China.  Students do not need to speak Mandarin to participate.  Information can be found on the OJS websitePlease note that transfer credit will not be granted





Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD)

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Emily Carr University


To study as an incoming exchange student at OCAD University, you must be nominated by your home institution. 

You may participate in the program for a maximum of one term at OCAD U, either the fall or winter.



English for Art and Design

What is English for Art and Design (EAD)?

EAD is a six week (5 hours a day; 5 days a week) summer program for English Language Learners (ESL/multilingual students) who have received an offer of admission to OCAD University and are planning on starting in September 2019.


EAD Program frequently asked questions

1. What are the admission requirements for the English for Art and Design (EAD) summer program?

To participate in the EAD program, you must meet the following requirements:


EAD Program dates and deadlines

2018 Program Dates: July 2 to August 9, 2019


Application Deadline: June 7, 2019

Deadline for all course fees, and submission of English language test scores to the Admissions & Recruitment Office.


English proficiency requirements

To be eligible for the English for Art and Design (EAD) Program, you must first apply to OCAD University, receive an offer of admission and accept the offer. The EAD Program is only available to students who have received an offer of admission to OCAD U for the upcoming academic year.


EAD Course Descriptions and Schedule

Discussion Topics in Visual Culture (non-credit)

This course will introduce you to Visual Culture concepts, theories and language, in preparation for your first-year Visual Studies courses. You will practice language skills such as listening for key points in lecture-style classes, researching and analyzing art works, and learning and using specialized vocabulary.

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