BACHELOR of DESIGN

YOUR FUTURE

You know that good design is equal parts art and science. You have the creativity to produce eye-catching work and the analytical skills to think critically about design problems and propose effective solutions.

In MacEwan’s Bachelor of Design program, you learn to work collaboratively, to discuss big ideas, to consider the views of others and to think critically—about your peers’ work and your own. After four years, you are ready to take the design world by storm.

Your future in design

Professionals from Edmonton's design community reflect on what it takes to be a 21st-century designer, and how MacEwan's Bachelor of Design can take you there.

Paul Bellows

Paul Bellows

Yellow Pencil

Paul Bellows, president of Yellow Pencil, on how designers can save the world by solving design and interface problems.

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Brenna Voogd

Brenna Voogd
FKA

Brenna Voogd, senior director, studio, at FKA, talks about design solutions that both look good and function effectively.

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Matthew Fagnan

Matthew Fagnan
JOBBER

Matthew Fagnan, design team lead at JOBBER, on how designers use teamwork and collaboration to solve today's design challenges.

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Julie Kramer

Julie Kramer
Perpetual Notion

Julie Kramer, director at Perpetual Notion, talks about problem solving in design. Creative thinkers and doers create real world experiences.

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Adam Goudreau

Adam Goudreau
Laughing Dog Photography

Adam Goudreau, partner at Laughing Dog Photography, talks about designing to serve a purpose and the study choices available to MacEwan Bachelor of Design students.

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Brian Hickling

Brian Hickling
ATB Financial

Brian Hickling, creative director at ATB, on how designers turn complexity into simplicity.

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Howard Poon

Howard Poon
DDB Edmonton

Howard Poon, VP and director of design at DDB, talks about how designers use strategic thinking and knowledge of user behaviour to solve today's design challenges.

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Careers

With our close ties to industry, it is not surprising that most of our graduates find design-related work within two years of graduation. Some work in large agencies, others in small studios or communications departments. Yet others strike out on their own, as freelance designers or photographers.

As a MacEwan Bachelor of Design grad, you are well prepared for a range of design responsibilities, which might include:

  • graphic designer
  • brand and advertising designer
  • illustrator
  • photographer
  • app and web design
  • digital experience design
  • game and digital interface design
  • video and motion graphics design

The Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) hosts detailed occupational profiles, salary survey data, trend reports and assessment tools to help you choose and plan a life-long career that matches your skills and interests.

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Further study

Once you graduate, consider further study in your field with a MacEwan University degree. All courses in your program are credit courses and may help you finish a second credential in less time.


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Take credit for your work

All courses completed in this program are credit courses and may be transferable toward further study at post-secondary institutions in Alberta.