OCAD U, TIFF partner to help students gain employable skills


OCAD University and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) have forged a partnership that will help students gain employable skills through experiential learning opportunities while enhancing Toronto’s John Street cultural corridor. OCAD U LiVE student content creators will be able to access TIFF equipment such as lighting, recording, and editing tools and the Gallery Annex street-facing studio; while students in the Experimental Animation program will have classes in the TIFF Bell Lightbox and access to the main gallery space for screenings and exhibitions. “This collaboration … will further drive positive impact for the creative economy and provide students with opportunities to gain employable skills, explore innovative ideas, find community and develop a fulfilling career,” said OCAD U President Ana Serrano.