2018 Creative Futures Expo 


November 19 & 20, 2018 - 9am-2pm
Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Rd., Toronto, ON

Are you a high school student with an interest in visual arts? Or in a post-secondary creative foundations program? Or, are you out of school but looking to switch careers? Launch your creative career at the Creative Futures Expo!

This free, two-day event is Canada's largest school fair and career information event for the visual arts sector

Learn how you can dream big and go far ... doing what you love and getting paid.

Meet with reps from leading universities and colleges who offer programs in visual arts. Hear first-hand about the many job areas available in these fields during Q&A speaker panels, featuring young professionals in advertising, design and image-making industries. Past speakers have included Shauna Roe, copywriter at Leo Burnett Canada; Andrew Passas, associate design director at john st.; and Nneka Myers, visual development artist at Corus Entertainment.

And there's more! Read on ...

Photo by Trina Turl

Paul Koidis, associate dean of design at Georgian College and a past Creative Futures Expo speaker panel moderator (pictured below), says, “Creative Futures is an amazing opportunity to talk to young creative minds about the future, innovation, and the power of fresh ideas to change the world in every possible way.”

Photo by Trina Turl



Talk with reps from more than 20 leading art & design colleges and universities about their programs and entry requirements. Just some of the many study areas covered, include: 

  • Creative Advertising
  • Animation
  • Branding
  • Film
  • Game Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interactive Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Photography
  • Product Design
  • Website Design


Participating schools and exhibitors include the following ...

But check back - more schools signing up weekly!

  • Artscape Daniels Launchpad, Toronto, ON
  • Centennial College, Toronto, ON
  • Fanshawe College, London, ON
  • George Brown College School of Design, Toronto, ON
  • Georgian College, Barrie, ON
  • Haliburton School of Art & Design, Fleming College, Haliburton, ON
  • Humber College, School of Applied Technology, Toronto, ON
  • Humber College, School of Media Studies, Toronto, ON
  • MacEwan University, Department of Art & Design, Edmonton, AB
  • Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design, Toronto, ON
  • Niagara College Canada, School of Media Studies, Welland, ON
  • OCAD University, Toronto, ON
  • Rubika, Montreal, QC
  • Ryerson University, Faculty of Communication & Design, Toronto, ON
  • Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA
  • ScholarshipsCanada/SchoolFinderCanada
  • Seneca College, School of Creative Arts & Animation, Toronto, ON
  • Sheridan College, Faculty of Animation Arts and Design, Oakville, ON
  • St. Clair College, School of Media & Design, Windsor, ON
  • University of Toronto Mississauga, Department of Visual Studies, Mississauga, ON
  • VanArts, Vancouver, BC
  • York University, Arts, Media, Performance and Design, Toronto, ON
  • Yukon School of Visual Arts, Dawson City, YT

Photos by Trina Turl


Register to attend one of our Q&A discussions with recent grads and industry professionals in advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration and CGI/animation; who will talk about how they got into their dream career.

Photos by Trina Turl


New this this! Learn about financial aid options from ScholarshipsCanada & SchoolFinder ... and more, in these walk-in sessions.


See the winning work from Applied Arts Student and Professional Awards programs. Be inspired and see what it takes to get to the top. Watch for winning work by top students who are enrolled in the schools exhibiting at the School Fair!

Photos by Trina Turl


New this year! Experience first-hand and get pro resources in this interactive exhibit area.



This is a free event. There are only two Speaker Panels daily and pre-registration is required.

Register for your group or as an individual attendee by October 22, 2018.


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