Your Future

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In MacEwan’s Design Studies 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 Design Studies 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.

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 Design Studies grad, you are well-prepared for a range of design responsibilities, which might include:

  • Interface design

  • Illustration

  • Point-of-purchase design

  • Magazine layout

  • Advertising

  • Promotion

  • Photography

  • Display design

  • Website development 

  • Electronic pre-press production 

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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.

Continue your studies

MacEwan Design Studies has formal transfer arrangements with Athabasca University and the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Athabasca University will accept up to 60 MacEwan University Design Studies course credits (equivalent to the first two years) toward its four-year Bachelor of Professional Arts Program in Communication Studies. Details can be obtained from Athabasca University.

Alberta College of Art and Design will accept up to 60 MacEwan University Design Studies credits for graduates specializing in photography, the equivalent to the first two years of the four-year Bachelor of Design degree.

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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