MDes (Interdisciplinary)

Examine and explore the dynamic and ever-changing nature of design.

MDes (Interdisciplinary)

This interdisciplinary program spans two years, full-time, and is a practice based, research-oriented, interdisciplinary degree for creative professionals at the forefront of design.

Throughout the program courses are augmented by writing projects, group critiques, fieldtrips, and lectures and studio visits from renowned designers. Seminars in design dialogues, research methods, thesis critique and more, will enrich your practice and provide diverse learning opportunities.

In addition, flexible directed study options enable a range of expert mentorship provided through teaching and research opportunities connected to Emily Carr classroom settings, research centres, community hubs and external industry collaborations. This method of delivery enables candidates to gain experience in pedagogy, research practices or leadership in professional practice embedded in our research areas of focus.

MDes (Interdisciplinary), part-time

Emily Carr’s Master of Design (Interdisciplinary), part-time, is a three-year, research-oriented, interdisciplinary degree for established practitioners who are leaders in the field.

A different method of delivery, the part-time program supports critical, practice-based creative research and allows students more flexibility in managing a school-work balance. The program’s curriculum is the same as the Master of Design (Interdisciplinary) program, and students participate in the same studio courses and seminars, but at a different pace.

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