OUAC application

Submit an admission application to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) and pay the application fees to OUAC. Important: the supporting documents cannot be uploaded via that platform.


Upload your documents in uoZone

Once the University of Ottawa receives your admission application from OUAC, you will be given access to uoZone, a portal into which you will be able to upload your CV, letter of intent (see the information below) and transcripts (post-secondary education).


Additional submission of documents via SlideRoom:

Sign up for an account in SlideRoom (some fees apply). Of note, this portal will be available from early-mid December to February 1st. Once your account has been created, you will be asked to upload your:

  • Digital portfolio (20 images).
  • Artistic resume (should show evidence of professional, peer-adjudicated exhibition history)
  • Letter of intent

In a document of 500-750 words outline why you want to pursue graduate studies at the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa, how you anticipate the development of your practice over the course of the program, provide information on your background in the history and theory of art, and any other relevant information.

  • Artist Statement

In a concise statement of 500-750 words, describe your artistic practice. You may wish to describe your conceptual or material interests, refer to related pictorial traditions or theoretical frameworks, and explain the nature of artistic inquiries or expressions. You are also required to provide the contact information of two references.


The application and all the documents must be received via uoZone and SlideRoom by February 1st.


Contact us

Department of Visual Arts

100 Laurier Avenue E.
Room 110
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5

Tel.: 613-562-5868
Fax: 613-562-5137
[email protected]