Program Information

School: University of Alberta
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Computer Science
Design and Visual Communications, General
Description: Today there is a demand for designers who have an understanding of both computing science and the human requirements of users. Students will explore the centrality of design to all aspects of computing and learn how to analyze the needs of users and work with computer scientists to create user-friendly systems. This program gives you the opportunity to learn the fundamental principles and concepts of computing science as well as the basic framework that computing scientists and software developers work within.

Designers create innovative solutions for industry and community that shape how our world looks and functions, from information design and environmental signage to the design of medical assistive devices. Our Bachelor of Design degree in the Faculty of Arts, one of the most innovative of its kind in North America, focuses on socially responsible and sustainable design in the areas of Industrial Design and Visual Communication Design. In addition to a specialization, you may choose one of the following program routes: Business and Marketing, Engineering, Computing Science, Social Sciences, Printmaking, or General Route.

URL: Design – Computing Science Route at University of Alberta
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

This estimate is based on one year of full-time study, and represents only the tuition cost.

Careers: Software Engineer,Computer Programmers,Video Game Programmers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade12 English
  • Grade12 Advanced Functions
  • 3 of Grade12 Humanities or Grade12 International Languages or Grade12 Mathematics or Grade12 Science
  • Grade12 Humanities or Grade12 International Languages or Grade12 Mathematics or Grade12 Science

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Portfolio

A successful portfolio is required for admission to this program. Submit your portfolio to the Department of Art and Design by May 1. Assessment may include an interview.