Capilano University

IDEA School of Design

Area of Study

  • Design and Visual Arts

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The focus of the Bachelor of Design at Capilano University is career preparation. 

Our program’s reputation within the creative industry has been built over many years, and provides our graduates with a vital link to rewarding careers.

Our curriculum is continually evolving to reflect current professional standards and practice, and to anticipate new trends and opportunities.

The Bachelor of Design allows students to specialize in branding, illustration or interactive design, and offers a flexible curriculum to meet individual student goals including an 8-week industry practicum in the final year.




Program Length

4 Years


CapU's IDEA School of Design offers a 4-year Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication degree. The curriculum is rigorous and industry-focused and you'll graduate ready to stand out in the competitive job market for creative professionals.

In the program, you'll expand your skills, build an impressive portfolio and gain industry experience. You’ll learn your creative strengths and grow the business skills to prepare for a career in visual design.

You'll improve your abilities in branding, graphic, or communication design, art direction, illustration, interactive design, UI, and UX design, book and editorial design, publishing, in-house design, digital media, concept art, environmental design and more.

IDEA graduates are working in a wide range of fields, plying their trade at top studios and agencies in Vancouver and around the world. Others have gone on to form startup companies and successful freelance careers.


North Vancouver

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