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Faculty of Design

The idea is to create objects, communications, environments and experiences that nurture community, harmonize technology, satisfy needs and empower individuals.

Student work by 2012 Material Art and Design Medal Winner Theresa Duong. Photograph by Nicholas Kalimin.



Undergraduate programs in Design (BDes)

Faculty of Design

If you are interested in the world around you and desire the knowledge and skills necessary for real innovation, consider the Faculty of Design. We offer a provocative, diverse and culturally rich environment, one that encourages students to think critically and responsively, and to consider human and environmental needs.

Faculty of Design curriculum enables students to develop their own voice in the formation of ideas and in the expression of these ideas through verbal and visual language. Our emerging designers learn to create alternative responses to changing circumstances. As producers of objects, communications and environments, they define, enhance and transform the world around them.

Students choose from six programs, each with “Des
ign for Humanity” as a philosophical base.

The idea is to create objects, communications, environments and experiences that nurture community, harmonize technology, satisfy needs and empower individuals.

Faculty of Design courses provide a depth of expertise in one discipline, as well as a breadth of understanding of others. Curriculum emphasizes experiential learning in the studio, and enables students to work closely with faculty to become proficient conceptual thinkers and creative problem solvers.

Colleen Reid, Acting Dean
Jana Macalik, Associate Dean, Research, Outreach and Strategic Projects

Sandy Kedey, Chair, Advertising
Bruce Hinds, Chair, Environmental Design
Roderick Grant, Chair, Graphic Design
Paul Dallas, Chair, Illustration
Angelika Seeschaaf Veres, Chair, Industrial Design
Dorie Millerson, Chair, Material Art & Design

Margot Jeffery, Office Manager
Karen McOuat, Coordinator, Academic Planning
Carla Rojas, Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives & Communications
Mary Ann Lee, Assistant to the Dean
Catherine Magowan, Assistant

Sandra Barnes, Program Assistant (Advertising, Graphic Design, Illustration)
Robert Pisano, Program Assistant (Environmental Design, Industrial Design, Material Art & Design)