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Design (Honours)

Conestoga College

48 months
13800 CAD/year
6750 CAD/year
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The Bachelor of Design (Honours) is a four-year degree from Conestoga College in visual design with a complement of courses in entrepreneurship, marketing, and management. 


The Design (Honours) program from Conestoga College will ensure graduates have both the creative and visual acuity, and the knowledge of business strategy, that are necessary to create design solutions for current market needs. 

Conestoga’s Bachelor of Design is unique in Ontario for offering students a truly interprofessional perspective that blends visual design, entrepreneurship, and liberal studies courses with co-op opportunities, enhanced studio space, printing facilities and access to advanced technology, as well as state-of-the-art on-campus facilities. 

Limited enrolment and small class sizes ensure student access to faculty with professional experience in the fields of visual design and business development. 

As a comprehensive design program, students take courses in typography, visual design, colour theory, design studio, drawing and illustration, photography, interactive design, as well as entrepreneurship, branding, marketing, business management, writing and presentation skills, and group dynamics. 

The program employs a project-based learning approach that addresses design and entrepreneurship skills, as well as a variety of prescient issues including accessibility, sustainability, and corporate and social responsibility. Students engage in dynamic studio projects for both in-class and live clients.


Graduates will develop unique portfolios and be well prepared for positions involving design research, conceptual development, design implementation, and strategy and management. Graduates may find employment in diverse roles in design studios, ad agencies, corporate and not-for-profit communication departments, and new business ventures.

Graduates have Master's degree completion opportunities in York University's Master of Design program.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Drawing 
  • Visual Design 
  • Colour Theory and Design
  • Typography 
  • Studio 
  • Photography 
  • Academic Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


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, OR 19 years of age or older
  • A minimum of six (6) Grade 12 courses at the U or M level with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, one of which must be Grade 12 compulsory English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 70% (Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program.)
  • Applicants who meet the academic strength requirements must attend a program information session and present a portfolio of their creative work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13800 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13800 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6750 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6750 CAD per year during 48 months.


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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