Fact Vs. Fiction – Faculty of Communication and Design

So you’re thinking of choosing a program in the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD)? With a total of nine programs, making it the second largest faculty on campus, it can seem kinda overwhelming. To clear some myths up for you, here are a few facts and fictions based on this faculty!


Fiction: You Have To Be Super Artsy

Speaking as someone who comes from the least artsy program in the Faculty of Communication and Design I can personally vouch that you don’t have to be 100% creative to feel at home here! There are a lot of different programs that rely on a lot of different skills to work together here. The most important thing is that you love your program, and then everything else will fall into place.

Fact: You Should Be Open Minded

Because there are nine different programs within this faculty you’re going to run into a lot of different types of people. From Sport Media to Fashion, to Performance to Communication, there are all kinds of students and most of them come with a lot of high energy. Keep that in mind when you’re meeting new friends and they might even teach you a new super cool skill.

Fiction: There Are No Jobs In Your Field

There is actually a rise for graduates in creative and specialized fields, especially in Toronto! Most of the programs in the FCAD are one-of-a-kind, and offer a lot of internship and hands-on learning opportunities. Companies will be lined up for you when you graduate as long as you’re willing to put in the work during your undergrad.

Fact: You Can Take Courses From Other Faculties

Want to take a break from the Faculty of Communication and Design for a bit? No worries, we know you still love us. Most of the programs give students the flexibility to take courses in a bunch of different faculties to keep you feeling inspired. Whether it’s science, politics, business or even an FCAD program aside from your own there’s a lot of opportunities to expand your knowledge!

Fiction: We Only Wear Black

We like to put our best foot forward when it comes to outfits (thanks to our fellow fashion students) but we wear more than just black! Sometimes we also wear white and other neutrals.

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