2018 Grad Show Calendar

March 26, 2018


Design work by Capilano University's IDEA School of Design graduate Mitch Hopkins
Design work by Capilano University's IDEA School of Design graduate Mitch Hopkins

View the work of future creative professionals at the 2018 student graduate shows


Congratulations to the class of 2018! The end is almost in sight—but before graduation comes the grad shows! Students in creative arts programs across Canada are exhibiting their work. If you love art or are hiring interns or juniors for your firm, these shows, organized by city and date below, are free to attend and are a great way to see fresh talent.


If your school’s grad show isn’t listed here, contact editorial[at]appliedartsmag.com for a free listing.



Please Touch: University of Alberta Bachelor of Design Grad Show 2018

March 27-April 7, 2018

Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am-5 pm; Saturday 2 pm-5 pm

Reception: March 29, 7 pm-10 pm

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB


WAYS: Medicine Hat College Visual Communications Grad Show

April 6-23, 2018

One on One Gallery, 299 College Dr. SE, Medicine Hat, AB


ACAD Photography Portfolio Show 2018

April 17, 2018

Hours: 10 am-2:30 pm

ACAD, 1407-14 Ave. NW, Calgary, AB


ACAD Portfolio Show 2018

April 19, 2018

Hours: 5 pm-8 pm

The Palace Theatre, 219-8 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB


NEXTUS: MacEwan University Design Studies Portfolio Show

April 26-May 4, 2018

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 12 pm-5 pm

Industry-Only Portfolio Review: April 25, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm

Opening Reception: April 25, 6:30 pm-9 pm

John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery

Allard Hall, 11110-104 Ave., Edmonton, AB




Best Ever: Red River College

May 2-3, 2018

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Industry Night: May 3, 5 pm-8 pm

Main Floor Atrium, Roblin Centre, 160 Princess St., Winnipeg, MB




McKenzie College 2018 Graduate Exhibit

July 3-31, 2018

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am-9 pm; Saturday 9 am-5 pm

Centre des Arts et de la Culture de Dieppe, 331 Acadie Ave., Dieppe, NB




Reboot: Algonquin College Design Grad Show 2018

April 25, 2018

Hours: 5 pm-9 pm

Horticulture Building, 1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa, ON


45th Annual Algonquin College Photography Grad Show 

April 29, 2018

Hours: 5 pm-9 pm; awards show 7 pm

Tudor Hall, 3750 Bowesville Rd., Ottawa, ON




Hearts of Oak, Cambrian College Graphic Design Class of 2018 Grad Show

April 19, 2018

Hours: 6:30 pm

Cambrian College Open Studio, 93 Cedar St., Sudbury, ON




Design Grad Show by York University/Sheridan College

April 11-13, 2018

Hours: 11 am-4 pm (April 12-13 only)

Opening Reception: April 11, 8 pm-10 pm

Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON


Exposed: Humber College's Graphic Design Showcase

April 25, 2018

Hours: Industry only 4 pm-6 pm; open to the public 6 pm-9 pm

The Burroughes Building, 639 Queen St. W., Toronto, ON


2018 Georgian College Graphic Design Grad Show

April 26, 2018

Hours: 7pm-9:30 pm

5 Ross St., Barrie, ON


The Market: The 2018 Sheridan Illustration Grad Show

April 26-27, 2018

Opening Reception: April 26, 7 pm 

Hours: April 27, 3 pm-9 pm

The Gallery, 99 Sudbury St., Toronto, ON


Infinite: Sheridan Web Design Grad Show 2018

April 26, 2018

Hours: 5 pm-8 pm

Hosted by Sapient Razorfish, 134 Peter St., 12th Floor, Toronto, ON


22: Conestoga College Seventh Annual Graphic Design Showcase

April 27, 2018

Hours: 4:30 pm-10:30 pm

The Tannery Building, 151 Charles St. W., Kitchener, ON


RISE: George Brown College School of Design Year End Show 2018

April 28, 2018

Hours: 3 pm-8 pm

George Brown College, 230 Richmond St. E., Toronto, ON


GradEx: OCAD University’s 103rd Graduate Exhibition

May 3-6, 2018

Hours: Thursday 9:30 am-11 pm; Friday 9:30 am-8 pm; Saturday 11 am- 5 pm; Sunday 12 pm- 4pm

Opening Reception: May 3, 6:30 pm-11 pm

OCAD University, 100 McCaul St. & 113 McCaul St., Toronto, ON


Coalesce 2018: Seneca Faculty of Communication, Art and Design Grad Show

May 7, 2018

Hours: 6:30 pm-11:30 pm

Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto, ON


Sheridan Honours Bachelor of Photography Graduate Exhibition  

May 8-9, 2018

Industry Night: May 8, 6 pm-10 pm

Hours: May 9, 11 am-9 pm

99 Sudbury St., Toronto, ON



Glo Grad Show: Langara Design Formation

April 5-27, 2018

Opening Reception: April 5, 6 pm-10 pm

Langara College, 100 West 49 Avenue, Vancouver, BC


IDEA 2018: Capilano University IDEA School of Design Grad Show

April 9-13, 2018

Opening Gala: April 9. Industry preview 6 pm-7 pm; friends and family 7 pm-9 pm

Harbour Centre Lobby, 555 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC


MUSE: University of the Fraser Valley’s Graphic and Digital Design Portfolio Show

April 24, 2018

Hours: 4:30 pm-7:30 pm

High Street, 3122 Mount Lehman Rd., Abbotsford, BC


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