University of Alberta

Design - Computing Science Route

Program Information

School:University of Alberta
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Computer Science
Design and Visual Communications, General
Description:There is a growing demand for designers with the flexibility to work in multi-disciplinary environments. The Bachelor of Design degree, one of the most innovative degree programs in North America, was developed in response to this demand. Key areas of this program include Visual Communications Design and Industrial Design. In addition to specialization, students may choose one of the following program routes: Business and Marketing; Engineering; Computing Science; Social Sciences; Printmaking; or the General Route.

The strong connection between computing science goes beyond the growing use of computer technology by industrial and visual communication designers. Designers are also involved in the actual development of computer software. They analyze the needs of computer users, interpret results and work with computing scientists to create user friendly interfaces for software. There is a demand for designers who have an understanding of both computing science and the human requirements of users. The Computing Science Route gives students the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles and concepts of computing science and the basic framework that computing scientists and software developers work within.
URL:Design - Computing Science Route at University of Alberta
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,034
Careers:Software EngineerComputer ProgrammersVideo Game Programmers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  • 3 of  Grade12 Humanities  or  Grade12 International Languages  or  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Science 

You must also choose three (3) of Fine Arts.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
A successful portfolio is required for admission to this program. Submit your portfolio to the Department of Art and Design by May 1. Assessment may include an interview.

* 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 10, 2016