Capilano University

IDEA School of Design

Area of Study

  • App UI and UX Design
  • Branding
  • Character Design
  • Interactive & Dynamic Media
  • Storyboard Art
  • Advertising
  • Design & Visual Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Web Design

 

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About the IDEA School of Design

A career-oriented school for the next generation of creative professionals. Now offering a 4-year Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication and a 2-year Interaction Design diploma.

 

Why study design at Capilano Unversity?

CapU's IDEA School of Design offers a 4-year Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication degree and a 2-year Interaction Design diploma. The curriculum is rigorous and industry-focused, and you'll graduate ready to stand out in a competitive job market of creative professionals.

 

You'll expand your skills, build an impressive portfolio and gain industry experience. You’ll learn your creative strengths and develop the business skills you need to prepare for your career.

 

You'll improve your abilities in visual communication design, illustration, branding, interactive design, art direction, UI (user interface), UX (user experience), editorial design, publishing, digital media, character design, storyboard art, environmental design, web/app design and more.

 

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

 

For stories about our students, grads, industry practicums, instructors, and student awards, visit the IDEA School of Design blog.

 


 

“IDEA consistently produces a crop of students that outshines the rest of the pack.” 
— Hans Thiessen, Rethink

 


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Program Length

2-4 years

Requirements

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications
Program Length: 4 years

High school graduation
English Studies 12 (C) or English 12 (C) or English First Peoples 12 (C)
One letter of reference
Entrance questionnaire
Portfolio

Interaction Design Diploma
Program Length: 2 years

High school graduation
CapU English Language Requirements
One letter of reference
Project based portfolio

Location

North Vancouver

For More Information

capilanou.ca/idea/

Past winners of the Applied Arts Student Awards

  • 2019 Student Awards Rhea Kumar
    2019
    Student Awards

    Rhea Kumar
  • 2020 Student Awards George Stack
    2020
    Student Awards

    George Stack
  • 2019 Student Awards Sam Urquhart
    2019
    Student Awards

    Sam Urquhart
  • 2019 Student Awards Christopher Laflamme
    2019
    Student Awards

    Christopher Laflamme