It's tough being an OCAD student. It doesn't matter what you're taking, because everyone outside of the university refers to you as an artist, thinking you touch paint and canvas all day.

When someone asks you what you do, chances are they'll have no idea what your talking about but keep nodding along. Sometimes people who live in Toronto don't even know what OCAD University is.

OCAD student or not, these are the realities.

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1. When your prof loves your progress work but not the final.


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2. Walking in on the first week like *I'm so creative*...

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...Then reality sets in like.


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3. Feeling like you're on the brink of killing someone but then *sniff sniff*...Waffle Wednesdays.


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4. Watching the art students try and pack their bag.


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5. When you're in the studio and someone starts playing music without asking.


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6. When someone explains their concept and they think they're awesome but nothing made sense.


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7. That one person everyone has in their studio class.


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8. The difference between an OCAD student and every other university student.


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10. When you run out of print money and they make you run to 100 McCaul.


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11. After presenting back-to-back to back final concepts.

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