Printmaking and Publications

OCAD University
4 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus

About this program

Printmaking and Publications

In this program, you’ll explore the creative possibilities of contemporary printmaking and publications. You’ll create innovative works in fine art print, books and independent publications in our studios with:

  • Relief
  • Letterpress
  • Intaglio
  • Screenprinting
  • Lithography
  • Digital media
  • Risography
  • Publishing facilities on campus

You’ll also work in the field outside the classroom. You’ll learn entrepreneurial skills through field trips, book fairs, exhibitions, print exchanges and professional partnerships.

More About this Program

In addition to learning about publishing and printmaking, this program ties together a wide range of art and design classes that include:

  • Photography
  • Integrated Media
  • Criticism and Curatorial Practice
  • Graphic Design

You’ll also take Liberal Arts and Sciences courses to learn about cultural and historical issues and build critical thinking skills.

Admission requirements

  • For Ontario high school students, a minimum overall average of 70%
  • Portfolio (samples of your work and a visual representation of who you are)
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcripts
  • Other requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First Year

Before you focus on Printmaking & Publications, your first year at OCAD University will be in our first year art program. There is a wide variety of courses to choose from to get a good base for your future years. A few are mandatory, such as art history, and drawing, but the rest of your classes could include:

  • Sculpture concepts
  • Wearable art
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Animation
  • Body and technology
  • Art and code

Second Year

In second year, you’ll have the opportunity to study topics such as:

  • History of printing and printmaking
  • Screen printing
  • Lithography
  • Intaglio
  • Publications
  • Typography
  • Nano Publishing
  • Creative Writing
  • Online Art and Website Creation
  • Digital Imaging
  • Book Arts: Bookbinding
  • Letterpress

Third Year

Third year will feature courses focusing on printmaking and publications. You’ll choose from a wide selection of classes based on your interest, including:

  • Art Writing
  • Editorial Design
  • Handmade Photo Books
  • Text and Image
  • The Book as Art
  • History of Print & Printmaking
  • Web Theory
  • Media Networks Studio Professional practice
  • Intermediate studio practice

Fourth Year

In fourth year, you’ll be able to focus on your interests even more. You’ll also work on your thesis or final project and showcase your work at OCAD U’sGradEx, the biggest free art and design exhibition in Toronto with over 40,000 visitors.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Domestic students

  • Fall term/Winter term: 302.62 (per 0.25 credential)

International students

  • Fall term/Winter term: 1,231.50 (per 0.25 credential)


At the end of this four-year program, you’ll earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Get more details about the program.

Career paths

Graduates of the program work in:

  • Artistic practice
  • Online, print and alternative publishing
  • Graphic arts, Commercial designers and illustration
  • Commercial print production
  • Arts or gallery administration
  • Independent web, graphic and digital design and communication
  • Art education

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OCAD University

Founded in 1876, OCAD U is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. OCAD U continuously builds on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning...

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Why study at OCAD University

Founded in 1876, OCAD University has grown to encompass studies in many forms of art, design and new media. We also offer rich courses in humanities, business practice and science that will equip you with insight and inspiration. Our learning environment is hands-on, studio-based and inter¬disciplinary, offering a wide array of production facilities for both traditional and digital creation, and personal attention through small classes. Join a community of creative students who are the artists, designers, and media makers of the future. You’ll be guided and inspired by the best talent from Canada’s cultural capital, whether those are your professors or your mentors from among our many business and cultural partnerships.

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OCAD University

100 McCaul St
Toronto ON

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