In our global knowledge economy, ideas flow fast and far, creating extraordinarily elaborate systems of human connection. As designers, we facilitate understanding through devising objects, environments and innovative platforms for interaction.
Design at York students actively explore and expand the boundaries of design in managing and communicating complex bodies of information for meaningful human experiences in our increasingly visual world. Grounded in an understanding of the designer’s specialized knowledge, methods and skills, students learn to recognize complex problems as being comprised of systems of social, cultural and technological networks.
By identifying points of entry for design intervention, students acquire the agency to define their role as inventor, author, curator, entrepreneur, advocate and social innovator in the rapidly expanding world of design opportunities.
FACULTY AND STAFF
People of Design
Andrew M. Tomcik
Wojtek E. Janczak
Andrea DiFlorio Sgro
Complimentary student RGD (Registered Graphic Designers) membership that represents design practitioners, including firm owners, freelancers, managers, educators and students.
Student licenses for Adobe Creative Cloud 2020 with 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX and more
Industry nights with visits from leading design firms, studios and start-ups that actively recruit from our students and alumni for design placements and full-time postions
Studios and Technology
Our studios are state-of-the-art and with 24-7 access and a dedicated Fabrication Lab and Photo Studio. Design at York offers the most technology-enriched design education facilities in Canada.
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