DesignStudies_Banner_398x219.jpg
Program-at-a-glance
Length of Study

Three years, full time

Study Options

Classroom

Credential Granted

Design Studies Diploma

Intake(s)

Fall term (September)

»
Transferability

Athabasca University - up to 60 credits in the Bachelor of Professional Arts program

Alberta College of Art and Design - photography major graduates can apply for up to 60 credits (two years) of the four-year Bachelor of Design degree

News
Jul 19 2016
Photography suite begins to take shape
Jun 15 2016
Creativity reigns supreme in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications
May 2 2016
Three students win the MacEwan University Book of the Year contest
Events

The Design Studies program at MacEwan University offers a curriculum featuring a three-year design diploma that will introduce you to new ways of seeing and thinking about design—and the world in which you live.

Design is everywhere. Publications, documentaries, illustrations, photographs, and physical or virtual spaces impact and influence our daily decisions. The words, how they look, the images and sounds they are used with, and the medium give visual communication designers both the opportunity and the ability to have their messages stand out.

Get prepared for a career in the exciting, ever-changing and multi-disciplinary field of visual communication design. 


Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications entrance awards

Applicants to Design Studies are eligible for one of our Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications (FFAC) entrance awards, valued at $2,500.

Search our Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries database to get started. Under keyword search, enter FFAC. Check the Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries page for other information. 


Upon completion of their studies, graduates from MacEwan University's Design Studies program are prepared for a career in the exciting, ever-changing and multi-disciplinary field of visual communication design. They are experts in crafting visuals and communicate with impact on the printed page, the screen, and in physical environments in areas of discipline such as graphic design, illustration, interactive design, motion graphics and editing, brand integration and photography.