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OCAD U - Art & Design Programs

Professional development for the creative mind

Grow your knowledge, expand your creativity

The communication and design industry is competitive and one of the best ways to make yourself more marketable is by building your skillset through ongoing education. 

McMaster Continuing Education is proud to be partnering with OCAD U, Canada's biggest art and design university, to offer you a variety of online courses that will help advance your career in the field of design. 

You can register for these courses directly on OCAD U's website. You'll be directed to OCAD U's course page. From there, you can select one of the course options and follow the prompts. 

SAVE $25 when you register by simply entering the discount code McMaster202​1​.


Spring/Summer 2021 Courses


Design and Technology​

​Introduction to SketchUp - April 5

Introduction to 3D Animation With Blender - April 14

Intermediate SketchUp - April 19

Introduction to Adobe After Effects - June 1


UX, Design Thinking and Human-Centred Design

Intermediate User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design - April 13

Empathy + Social Insight for Human-Centred Design Micro-Certification - May 10

Introduction to User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design - May 12

Hiring for Decolonization, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Creative Industries - June 9​

Inclusive Design for Digital Media - June 10

Intermediate User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design - June 23

Ideation + Prototyping for Human-Centred Design Micro-Certification - June 28​


Business and Design

Introduction to Entrepreneurship for Artists and Designers: Turning Your Idea into a Viable Business - May 19

E-Commerce Photography Workshop - June 7



Feminist Art Workshop - April 5 

Introduction to Conceptual Photography - April 6

Documentary Photography Studio - June 29

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom - July 7​

Introduction to Digital Photography - July 21



Illustration Essentials - April 20

Intermediate Children's Book Illustration Studio - June 1

Children's Book Illustration Studio - July 13

Comics and Graphic Novels Studio - June 3


Graphic Design

Graphic Design: Past, Present, and Future - May 19

Editorial Design Studio - June 16

Type and Image Studio - July 15​


Interior Design

​Interior Design Fundamentals - May 12

Register for these courses directly on OCAD U's website by clicking on the course link above where you'll be redirected to OCAD U's course page. 

Questions regarding courses, registration, grades and policies should be directed to OCAD U's Continuing Education