12 months
16414 CAD/year
3834 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Design Foundation program from Humber College provides you with the skills to focus your creativity as you begin your education in design. 

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If you have a clear interest in visual art and design, but want to upgrade or build your portfolio of work, or explore various design disciplines while considering your future career, then this is the program for you. With a deep scope of experience in a variety of design facets, our faculty provides you with an industry-current perspective of your work while offering you a broad based preparatory design education. At the Design Foundation program from Humber College you will develop design skills, techniques and processes, and learn about various professional career choices while developing and refining a comprehensive portfolio.

Your training is led by professional designers from a variety of disciplines in a curriculum that features courses in:

  • 1, 2 and 3-Point perspective drawing
  • 2D and 3D principles
  • colour theory
  • design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and AutoCAD
  • graphic design
  • industrial design
  • interior design
  • web design

 Your Career

Design is everywhere. From the spaces we inhabit to the products and technologies we interact with, designers play an important role in the development of the places and things we experience and use in our everyday lives. Good design can make the ordinary extraordinary.

Your generalized training in the many aspects of design may be an effective launching pad to more specialized areas of design study. Potential areas in various fields include industrial design, interior design, interior decorating, graphic design, web design and architecture.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Structural Drawing
  • Colour
  • Design Drafting
  • Technical Reading and Writing Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadline for equal consideration in the admission process: February 1. Post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:

  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
  • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16414 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16414 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3834 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3834 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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