MacEwan University

Bachelor of Design

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Program Information

School:MacEwan University
Faculty:Faculty of Fine Arts & Communications
Field of Study:Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Digital Arts
Description:In our four-year degree, you will be introduced to new ways of seeing and thinking about design. You will learn how to creatively transform a message, to craft a visual statement that persuades, informs, motivates or entertains. A balance of practice-based, hands-on research and theory-driven coursework prepares you to design effectively and solve communication problems to improve people’s lives.

Students can focus in visual communication design or user experience design or a combination of courses that suits their own interests. This program provides the option to exit with a diploma after the completion of the first two years.
URL:Bachelor of Design at MacEwan University
Length:4 Year(s)
Careers:Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses: ELA 30-1 or 75% in ELA 30-2, and four subjects from Group A, B, C, or D.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Applicants must submit the following to be assessed by a committee of Design faculty: a portfolio, which shall consist of the applicant’s original body of work, and a statement of intent. Applicants must demonstrate the following in their statement: the ability to express ideas well in writing, how the MacEwan University program is aligned with their interests and goals, and an interest in learning about design theory and practice.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 27, 2020