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CAUT Bulletin Archives

August 2002

OCAD Receives Degree-Granting Status

The Ontario legislature has passed the Ontario College of Art & Design Act, giving the college the right to grant the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Design, in addition to its four-year diploma in art and design. "Without question, Canada's visual culture has just been catapulted into the 21st century," said college president Ron Shuebrooke. "Our institution could not have maintained its position of preeminence without the ability to offer degrees, which are the common currency for post-secondary education in Canada and around the world."Shuebrooke says the college will be in a position to enroll students in its degree programs by fall 2003.