Master of Design

About the Master’s Program

The York University Master of Design (MDes) is an immersive two-year program for students seeking to challenge the conventions of their design practice and engage in an exciting, experimental and intellectually rigorous program. York’s MDes aims to nurture and advance the next generation of global design leaders: alumni who envision, innovate and educate.

Workshop with visiting graphic designer Elliott Earls, 2012

Our students engage in the discipline of design both in and outside the studio through numerous special opportunities including conference participation, dialogues with accomplished national and international visitors and stimulating field trips.

Each year, the MDes program accepts a select group of students for the two-year program. The majority of these students enter with undergraduate degrees in graphic design but the program will also accept talented students who have a background in visual and creative work.

The Master of Design degree requires five consecutive terms of full-time enrolment. Currently there is no provision for part-time study.

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