Requirements

Admission requirements include the high school subjects or post-secondary equivalents you need to complete and the minimum grades you need to achieve to be considered for admission into this program. Along with academic criteria, you will need to ensure additional admission criteria are met.


competitive program


2017/18

To apply for Fall 2017 intake you will need to meet the following requirements:


Categories of admission

Applicants may be admitted to one of the following:

Regular admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

1. a) Applicants must have an Alberta high school diploma (or equivalent) and ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2.

OR

b) Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 60 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2

  • One Group A course

  • One Group B or C course

  • One Group C or D course

Learn more about Group A, B, C or D courses

AND

Applicants must complete the Skills Appraisal only if they do not present ELA 30-1 with a minimum grade of 65 percent or ELA 30-2 with a minimum grade of 75 percent. Skills Appraisal requirements must be completed by the beginning of the intake term.

Writing: Applicants must pass the writing portion AND be eligible to enter ENGL 111 OR achieve a minimum grade of C- on any required developmental course work.

Reading: Applicants must pass the reading portion OR achieve a minimum grade of C- on any required developmental course work.

Learn more about the Skills Appraisal

 

Mature admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicants must be 20 years of age or older and have been out of full-time high school at least one year by the beginning of the intake term.

AND

Applicants must complete the Skills Appraisal only if they do not present ELA 30-1 with a minimum grade of 65 percent or ELA 30-2 with a minimum grade of 75 percent. Skills Appraisal requirements must be completed by the beginning of the intake term.

Writing: Applicants must pass the writing portion AND be eligible to enter ENGL 111 OR achieve a minimum grade of C- on any required developmental course work.

Reading: Applicants must pass the reading portion OR achieve a minimum grade of C- on any required developmental course work.

Learn more about the Skills Appraisal

 

Previous post-secondary admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Admission in this category does not imply or guarantee the transfer of any coursework and/or credential unless a block transfer agreement (internal or external) is in effect and published in the calendar by the Office of the University Registrar. In addition, transfer of coursework does not imply or guarantee that an applicant will be admitted.

Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following from a recognized institution:

  • A post-secondary certificate, diploma, applied degree or degree

OR

  • A minimum of 18 post-secondary credits with a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have completed the required core courses listed under the regular or mature category.

 

Additional admission criteria

All applicants must meet the following:

1. English language proficiency

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Applicable to all admission categories

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. We will require official documents such as high school or post-secondary transcripts or proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation. Full details are available in MacEwan University’s academic calendar or online at: MacEwan.ca/ELP.

Learn more about English language proficiency

 

2. Other admission criteria

To be evaluated through the program | Applicable to all admission categories

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio and a statement of intent to a committee of Design Studies faculty.

The portfolio shall consist of an original body of work.

Successful applicants will demonstrate in their statement of intent:

  • The ability to express ideas well in writing.

  • How this MacEwan University program is aligned with their interests and goals.

  • An interest in learning about design theory and practice.

Follow the portfolio guidelines


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How to apply

We want your admission experience to be successful and straightforward. To help you along the way, we've prepared a step-by-step guide to the admission process.