For many of our graduates, MacEwan University's Bachelor of Design program is a first step toward a life-long involvement in the world of design. Whether you decide to continue your studies or pursue a profession, you leave the program with the training and experience you need to take that important next step.
MacEwan's Bachelor of Design offers:
innovative human-centred curriculum
well-rounded degree with more than 40 design-specific courses
study with industry-leading faculty in our brand new, state-of-the-art facility
largest UXD/digital design program in the prairies
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. Learn about your future in design.
Paul Bellows, Yellow Pencil
Paul Bellows, president of Yellow Pencil, on how designers can save the world by solving design and interface problems.
Brenna Voogd, FKA
Brenna Voogd, senior director, studio, at FKA, talks about design solutions that both look good and function effectively.
Matthew Fagnan, JOBBER
Matthew Fagnan, design team lead at JOBBER, on how designers use teamwork and collaboration to solve today's design challenges.
Julie Kramer, Perpetual Notion
Julie Kramer, director at Perpetual Notion, talks about problem solving in design. Creative thinkers and doers create real world experiences.
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.
Brian Hickling, ATB Financial
Brian Hickling, creative director at ATB, on how designers turn complexity into simplicity.
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.
Pursue a profession
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:
Website and app design
User experience design
User interface design
Environmental graphic 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.