University of Alberta

Design - General Route

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Program Information

School:University of Alberta
Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Description:There is a growing demand for designers with the flexibility to work in multi-disciplinary environments. The Bachelor of Design degree, one of the most innovative degree programs in North America, was developed in response to this demand. Key areas of this program include Visual Communications Design and Industrial Design. In addition to specialization, students may choose one of the following program routes: Business and Marketing; Engineering; Computing Science; Social Sciences; Printmaking; or the General Route.

The general route is the most flexible route in the Bachelor of Design program. It allows students to select options from various departments in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science. Students may combine Visual Communication Design and Industrial Design courses with Fine Arts courses and options for experience in a variety of disciplines.
URL:Design - General Route at University of Alberta
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,321
Careers:Theatre, Fashion, Exhibit and Other Creative Designers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  • 4 of  Grade12 Humanities  or  Grade12 International Languages  or  Grade12 Mathematics  or  Grade12 Science 

Only one Fine Arts Subject may be presented for admission.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
A successful portfolio is required for admission to this program. Submit your portfolio to the Department of Art and Design by May 1. Assessment may include an interview.

* 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 July 10, 2016