Requirements

Admission requirements include the high school subjects or post-secondary equivalents you need to complete and the minimum grades you need to achieve to be considered for admission into this program. Along with academic criteria, you will need to ensure additional admission criteria are met.


2018/19


This program is competitive.

Programs are considered competitive when additional criteria, such as portfolios, auditions and resumes, are required.

These requirements must be received and assessed before a decision on your application can be made. Follow the guidelines supplied by your program to complete and submit these items as soon as possible.


Categories of admission

Applicants may be admitted to one of the following:

Regular admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses:

  • ELA 30-1 or 75% in ELA 30-2

  • Four subjects from Group A, B, C or D

Notes:

  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to present a broad range of subjects in order to benefit from the breadth of learning and to increase flexibility of future program and course choices.

  • A maximum of two Group B subjects may be presented; they must be from different disciplines.

  • A maximum of one Group D subject may be presented. Group D subjects used for admission must be 5-credit or any credit combination of at least 5 credits (e.g., two 3-credit subjects).

Learn more about Group A, B, C or D courses

 Applicants with nine or more university-level credits must also present a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

Mature admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar

Applicants must be 20 years of age or older and have been out of full-time high school at least one year by the beginning of the intake term.

Applicants must have the following:

ELA 30-1 with a minimum grade of 65 percent (or equivalent)

OR

Six credits of university-level English with no grade less than C- 

Applicants with nine or more university-level credits must also present a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Previous post-secondary admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Admission in this category does not imply or guarantee the transfer of any coursework and/or credential unless a block transfer agreement (internal or external) is in effect and published in the calendar by the Office of the University Registrar. In addition, transfer of coursework does not imply or guarantee that an applicant will be admitted.

Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following from a recognized institution:

  • A diploma in design (or equivalent)

OR

  • A minimum of 24 university-level credits with a minimum admission grade point average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have completed the required core courses listed under the regular or mature admission category.

 

Additional admission criteria

All applicants must meet the following:

1. English language proficiency

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar | Applicable to all admission categories

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. We will require official documents such as high school or post-secondary transcripts or proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation. Full details are available in MacEwan University’s academic calendar or online at: MacEwan.ca/ELP.

Learn more about English language proficiency

 

2. Other admission criteria

To be evaluated through the program | Applicable to all admission categories

Applicants are required to submit a portfolio and a statement of intent to a committee of Design Studies faculty.

1. Portfolio -- the portfolio of design work shall consist of the applicant's original body of work.

2. Statement of intent -- applicants must demonstrate in their statement of intent:

  • the ability to express ideas well in writing.

  • how the MacEwan University program is aligned with their interests and goals.

  • an interest in learning about design theory and practice.

Follow the portfolio guidelines


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How to apply

We want your admission experience to be successful and straightforward. To help you along the way, we've prepared a step-by-step guide to the admission process.