Masters of Design

Masters of Design (MDes)

Masters of Design

The Master of Design (MDes) is a 12-month, full-time professional graduate level program that blends critical design thinking, creative practice, and engineering principles within a culture of innovation, creativity and social and sustainable entrepreneurship.

The program is geared towards working professionals seeking ways to improve their leadership and practice. They will learn experientially the processes and approaches that would allow them to work more innovatively and creatively to address meaningful and practical problems of practice.

The MDes program facilitates a collision of expertise from science, technology, engineering, social science and art, from three supporting UBCO faculties—the School of Engineering, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

The program will:

  • prepare you to launch your designs,
  • help you make space within the fields of global innovation and creativity, and
  • set you up to lead a successful path as a design entrepreneur.

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