Design Studies Male Student Studio Lecture

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Length of Study

Degree: 4 years
Diploma: 2 years

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time

Credential Granted

Degree (Bachelor of Design)
Diploma (Design Studies)


September (Fall intake)

Part creative mind, part problem solver, you are a budding visual designer—and MacEwan University's Bachelor of Design wants to see you flourish.

In our four-year degree, you will be introduced to new ways of seeing and thinking about design. You will learn how to creatively transform a message, to craft a visual statement that persuades, informs, motivates or entertains. A balance of practice-based, hands-on research and theory-driven coursework prepares you to design effectively and solve communication problems to improve people’s lives.

Students can focus in visual communication design or user experience design or a combination of courses that suits their own interests. This program provides the option to exit with a diploma after the completion of the first two years.

Design Studies alumni interested in how their previous credits and/or work experience could transfer into the Bachelor of Design, please email

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Designing album cover art

When music alumnus (1988) Mike Rud's new album, Salome's Dance, was produced by MacEwan University's record label, students were involved in the production and in the album cover design. "I was amazed by all of the hard work that went into the design," said Mike.

Fill your days with art and light

Public and private galleries to display your work, spacious workshops and custom-built photography, sculpting and drawing studios, natural light everywhere—welcome to Allard Hall. Prepare for a career in fine art or design in the heart of downtown Edmonton.

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