Anonymous said: The work you do is so lovely and a huge motivation for me being in my final year of high school. I'm looking to apply to OCAD U next year and still haven't decided on a program... I'm interested in Criticism & Curatorial Practice, publications, as well as drawing and painting. Would you be able to give me more of a description of the programs, and advice for preparing my portfolio? I have no idea what I'm doing with my life (but I'm only interested/good at art and writing). I just want to create
Ayyy yo. This message got lost under a pile of messages so I didn’t see it until now. Sorry about that!
((I just answered an ask exactly like this one so I’m just going to copy+paste the answer because I’m very lazy. Wall of text incoming.))
Hey there! Sorry for the late reply! I’ve posted a lot of answers similar to this, just click here :) (If that link didn’t work, let me know). I would link those individual posts to you, but I’m currently in China and I can’t access parts of tumblr.
You may have to dig a bit, but there’s a few posts regarding portfolio preparing tips and also what I thought about first year at OCAD. I’m in Drawing and Painting, so I may not know all that much about the design programs or what they require. Also I have absolutely no idea what they do in Criticism and Curatorial so I unfortunately I can’t help you out there! If you want a more thorough description of the programs than what I can provide, check out the OCAD website.
I didn’t actually have a full and polished portfolio prepared, since I got an early admission. Some of my posts from June and July 2013 were pieces from my portfolio and sketchbook at the time, so take a look if you want.
If you haven’t heard about it already, there’s National Portfolio day at OCAD in either late October or early November. I really suggest you attend it! It’s really helpful and it’s pretty much what they would say or ask you about in an actual interview.
If you have any other questions, shoot me another ask! I may take a while to reply because I don’t internet all the time in China, but I’ll do my best to answer.
Best of luck to you :)