Ten reasons why Design at York is viewed as the benchmark for design education in Canada

For guaranteed consideration, please submit your application to York University by January 15 and complete your Portfolio Questionnaire by February 5, 2020.  (Later applications may be considered.)

Admission to the York Bachelor of Design program is based both on academic performance and artistic merit. Academic admissibility is assessed by York University, while artistic merit is evaluated by the Department of Design. Therefore, the application to the Design program is a two-step process.

Applications to this program are accepted for Fall (September) entry. You may apply to more than one AMPD program; however you must apply separately to each one.

Step 1: Apply to York University

You can apply through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC).

Academic Requirements

Application Deadlines

Step 2: Complete the Portfolio Questionnaire

In addition to applying for admission to York through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) or York University’s Application, applicants to the Design program must complete a Portfolio Questionnaire.

Once you have applied to the program you will receive an email that will include your reference ID and directions for completing the portfolio questionnaire. This email will be sent approximately 5-10 business days after you submit your application. If you are applying to more than one AMPD program, you must complete a separate Audition/Interview/Portfolio Review for each one.

Design Portfolio Questionnaire

The questionnaire and portfolio review are intended to help us learn about your academic and artistic background, interests and goals as they relate to our Design program.

A $60 CAD evaluation fee is required to submit your questionnaire. You will then be able to book your on campus portfolio evaluation or submit your portfolio online.

For more information about portfolio requirements click here.

We encourage you to submit your Portfolio Questionnaire as early as possible to be considered for an early offer of admission.

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