Fanshawe College

School of Design

Area of Study

  • Design Foundations
  • Environmental Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing and Management
  • Fine Art
  • GIS & Urban Planning
  • Graphic Design
  • Horticulture
  • Interior Decorating
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Design
  • Visual Arts


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Design your world at Fanshawe College and channel your creativity into a career. Design skills are increasingly valued as employers are looking for graduates with creativity and the ability to find innovative solutions on the job. Fanshawe’s School of Design offers hands-on, projects that are invaluable. We introduce materials, processes and techniques so that students develop skill and confidence using traditional methods. Additionally, our design students become experts in the development and communication of images and ideas through emerging technology. One of our top priorities is to make sure that graduates have the skills and confidence to get jobs quickly and to be successful. Our faculty work with industry experts to provide opportunities for students to work on projects using the same skills that they will need on the job. Graduates of Fanshawe’s School of Design are creative, capable and ready for their chosen industries. Enthusiastic and highly professional faculty are ready to guide your pathway to an exciting career. Additionally, our co-op opportunities are a terrific way to get job experience while still at college.


Fanshawe supports our students’ ambitions and we know that some graduates may choose to continue their education. We offer post-grad opportunities for you to get credit for your Fanshawe courses at universities in Canada, the UK, Europe and Australia. We have also set up pathways for graduates to move from diplomas and advanced diplomas into graduate certificates and degree programs at Fanshawe. 


Whatever your inspiration, the School of Design at Fanshawe College offers many options and they all lead to exciting jobs in design-related careers!


Student Life


Program Length

1 - 3 years


Fanshawe College admission requirements are outlined at For specific program requirements, please visit the program page.



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Past winners of the Applied Arts Student Awards

  • 2020 Student Awards Coralie Mayer
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    Coralie Mayer
  • 2020 Student Awards Lauren Riddle
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    Lauren Riddle
  • 2019 Student Awards Sam Urquhart
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    Sam Urquhart
  • 2020 Student Awards Mathias Ball
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    Mathias Ball