|The Bachelor of Design is a four-year degree in graphic design with a complement of courses in business, marketing, and management. The program will ensure you, as the graduate, have both the creative and visual acuity, and the knowledge of business strategy, that are necessary to create design solutions for current market needs.
Conestoga's Bachelor of Design is unique in Ontario for offering a truly inter-professional perspective that blends graphic design, business, and liberal studies courses with co-op opportunities. You have the opportunity to use the enhanced studio space and printing facilities which are provided in this program. Limited enrolment and small class sizes ensure your access to faculty with professional experience in the fields of graphic design and business development. As well, the program supports student memberships in the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) and provides access to the Design Thinkers Conference.
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*||65
|These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older, and a minimum of six (6) Grade 12 courses at the U or M level with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, one of which must be Grade 12 compulsory English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 70% (Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program.)
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
|Application Notes : ||Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test: IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL iBT 88; CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60; PTE Academic 58; or Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6. We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.
|Additional Admission Requirements:||Applicants who meet the academic strength requirements must attend a program information session and present a portfolio of their creative work.
* 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.