York University - Graduate Studies


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Program Information

School:York University - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies
Field of Study:Design and Applied Arts, Other
Description:The Master of Design (MDes) program is a two-year, practice-based program that investigates cultural, social, cognitive, and technological dimensions of communication design, information design, interaction design, motion graphics and design studies within the parameters of Visual Communication/Graphic Design. It prepares graduates for careers as designers, design theorists/researchers and educators by engaging students in design practice, theory, methodology, research and management strategies.

The program offers strong supportive design studies courses which provide a foundation for doctoral studies in the rapidly developing areas of Design Research and Design Theory. The program embraces intellectually curious students interested in experimental and investigative approach to design practice, theory and research in Visual Communication/Graphic Design.
URL:Design at York University - Graduate Studies
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $10,877
National: $10,877

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
Resumé or CV, Statement of interest (1,000 words), and Portfolio of 20 pieces of work on a CD or DVD are required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 20, 2014