Your Future

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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 three years, you are ready to take the design world by storm.

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

How can design save the world?

Paul Bellows, president of Yellow Pencil, talks about 21st century design and how designers save the world by solving visual design and interface problems.

Design is the defining skill set of this century, and you can learn it at MacEwan.


Become a 21st century designer

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

Design is the defining skill set of this century, and you can learn it at MacEwan.


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:

  • Graphic design

  • Branding

  • Advertising

  • Publication design

  • Information design

  • Illustration

  • Photography

  • Website and app design

  • User experience design

  • User interface design

  • Motion graphics

  • Packaging design

  • Environmental graphic design

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Take credit for your work

Check transfer agreements between this program and other post-secondary institutions in Alberta. Find out which transfer credits you may be awarded for individual courses.

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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