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 four 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


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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.

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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, FKA

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

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B Design video thumbnail FagnanMatthew 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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B Design video thumbnail KramerJulie 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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B Design video thumbnail GoudreauAdam 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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B Design video thumbnail HicklingBrian Hickling, ATB Financial

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

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B Design video thumbnail PoonHoward 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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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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