Concordia University

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Design (BFA)

Concordia University

Faculty:Faculty of Fine Arts
Field of Study:Design and Visual Communications, General
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,647
National: $10,758
International: $30,515


Develop your eye to see designed objects and messages in the light of the imagination and methods that went into their creation. Deepen your insight into why design matters, and begin to understand its social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental reverberations. Armed with the ability to think critically about every choice you make as a designer, you’ll be in a position to work on creative projects with the power to effect positive change, especially in the realm of sustainability.

As an artist, whether your work forms part of the built environment or belongs to the sphere of visual communication, you’ll find the tools you need to make your vision a reality. Use the metal or wood shops to build 3D prototypes, for example, or use professional equipment for specialty bookbinding or video editing.

More people in Montreal work in creative jobs than anywhere else in the world after London. The city has a vibrant market for locally created products and it’s also a place where sustainability is part of the public conversation, making for a stimulating environment to think about and work in design.


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.
    No specific courses are required. See the program page on our website for more details on admissions requirements, including requirements for CEGEP, International Baccalaureate, Baccalauréat français, GCE, or university transfer applicants.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    Students must submit a letter of intent and a portfolio with their application to be considered for admission. See the department’s website for more details on these additional requirements.

    * 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.

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