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Hey,


What school has the best fine arts program?

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A photo of lgfield lgfield
Do you mean a general BA in Fine Arts, or do you have a specific area of interest?
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More of a general BA, I tend to dabble a lot. I have heard that OCAD requires that students declare a major in first year. That kinda sucks for someone who wants a more interdisciplinary education.
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I attend OCAD in the faculty of design, and we declare our majors in first year. However, in the faculty of art (for those pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts), you don't declare until second year. In first year you choose from many electives - drawing, painting, sculpture, time based media, photography, etc. - so you can try a little of everything and decide what you want to focus on.
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Ohhh lovely, I didn't know that. Thank you.

Do you like OCAD?
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You're welcome.
I love OCAD, but it is a tonne of work! I feel like there's a real focus on working as an artist or designer in the "real world" as there are always lots of opportunities presented to students to exhibit their work or participate in events and discussions in the local arts scene (that is, if you can find the time between the numerous projects you always have to work on).
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I'm pretty curious to know as well! I've been thinking about OCAD and maybe Emily Carr...I was wondering as well. What do you guys think about fine arts programs in schools that aren't specifically geared towards art? For example, at UBC, or UofT or something like that.
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I believe that at schools that aren't "art-specific" your course breakdown is close to 50% studio courses and 50% liberal studies (science, history, humanities, maths, etc.) At OCAD it's closer to 70% studio and 30% liberal studies. Of the ten courses I take in first year, 3 are liberal studies courses, and the rest are all hand-on studio classes.
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A photo of emattila1987 emattila1987
OCAD is always good. I also hear good things about Seneca.
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McKenzie College of art & design, in Halifax Nova Scotia.
http://www.mckenzie.edu/site/
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A photo of efdalida efdalida
Im taking my BA at the university of calgary. but there are a lot of schools out there that are great. one of them is the art institute, they are located in a lot of places in north america. i also wanted to go to emily carr in vancouver.
i hope that helps (:
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If you can get into OCAD, I would definitely advise going there.
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A photo of Quaider24 Quaider24
I am currently attending Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. I'm taking a two-three year course in Visual and Creative Arts and I'm loving it! If you're looking to maintain a bachelors degree they have and illustration and an animation program that is something worth bragging about. Visit their website www.sheridancollege.ca
Hope I helped and good luck!
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