Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media

Get serious about solutions.

Become a leader in creative industries through innovation and responsiveness.

The Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media responds to the complex world around us by enhancing understanding of social context and connections as one of the most respected graphic, media, and applied art and design schools in North America. The Faculty provides the critical studies and studio practice curriculum for all of the Bachelor of Design degrees, one Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and the Bachelor Media Arts degrees.

We offer interdisciplinary design studies in sustainability, health care, regional, and recreational products, systems and information design, typography, visual communications and storytelling, commercial, experimental and 3D animation, film and video, interactive and integrated design. Our majors lead to the most progressive design degrees and animation degrees of their kind, with opportunities for further graduate studies at Emily Carr including a Master of Applied Arts, Master of Design, and Master of Digital Media.


Study toward one of the following degrees.

The Ian Gillespie Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media offers you the following interdisciplinary Bachelor's degrees:

Bachelor of Design:


Bachelor of Media Arts:


Dive in and apply your learning.

Alumni Stories | Lisa Fraser


Gain insight, make change.

Emily Carr University - A Community of Design

A short documentary exploring the design program at Emily Carr and the different types of design taught. Four stories demonstrate how Emily Carr’s students and researchers respond through design to the changing needs of our community and the world around us. Produced by Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Created by Giant Ant, an alumni based company.