New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.
Program Approvals: OCAD University
The Master of Design degree program in Design for Health, with its framework of interdisciplinary health perspectives, health context, and design methodologies, will develop a scholarly research and problem-based approach to design within the health sector. The objective of the program is the development of design professionals who can engage and lead multidisciplinary teams within the design of environments, devices, services, communications and policies related to health and health innovation. The program is intended for students with a strong disciplinary expertise in an area of design as demonstrated by an undergraduate degree and ideally several years of relevant design work experience or health administration, services, or technology with demonstrated propensity or experience in design innovation.
The 48-credit five semester Design for Health program’s degree objectives address four main themes:
· The Health Context
· Research Knowledge and Application
· Design and Innovation
· Proficiency and Leadership within Interdisciplinary Collaborations
The program proposes to integrate a relevant academic, theoretical and research informed context and structure within design education, theory, and practice, enhancing opportunities for interdisciplinary research for students and faculty within OCAD University and across research partners in other academic and health service institutions and industry. The program combines seminars with in-situ experiential learning engagements with health-oriented industry partners in each academic semester (excluding summer) to address tangible and critical problems within healthcare and community settings.
The BFA program in Aboriginal Visual Culture combines contemporary and traditional Aboriginal aesthetic and social studies with a comprehensive studio‐based art education. The program prepares students to engage in complex and evolving global discourses around Aboriginal history, art history and contemporary art practice across a range of expressions, materials and media. Combining practice‐specific and interdisciplinary studio courses in the Faculty of Art and the Faculty of Design with the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences concentrations in the visual, cultural, social and political history of Aboriginal peoples, the curriculum is designed to develop students’ critical and aesthetic responses and practical expertise in Aboriginal cultural and artistic practices.
The program combines new and existing studio and lecture courses that reflect the expertise and skills of both Aboriginal and non‐Aboriginal faculty currently engaged in research and practice in the field. This interdisciplinary approach introduces students to a dynamic and creative environment and a growing community of Aboriginal artists, critics and scholars.