OCADU SMA highlights creative entrepreneurship, learning experiences

August 21, 2014

The strategic mandate agreement (SMA) signed between Ontario and OCAD University highlights OCADU’s training of entrepreneurs in sectors including information and communication technology, health sciences, design studios, consultation services, and cultural industries, as well as its focus on creative entrepreneurship through its relationship with the Imagination Catalyst. OCADU is also cited for its close alliance with the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Film Board of Canada, and the Toronto International Film Festival; the SMA emphasizes OCADU’s important role as a cultural and economic resource to the community through its galleries, laboratories, public facilities, and incubators. The SMA further notes the many patents and products generated by OCADU. OCADU’s focus on experiential and studio-based learning are also highlighted, as well as its small class sizes, its student-faculty ratio, and the research opportunities afforded to students. The SMA identifies fine art, design, digital futures, and visual and critical studies as areas of proposed program growth. OCADU SMA