Bachelor Of Design, Major in Interdisciplinary Design

General Information
The Bachelor of Design, Major in Interdisciplinary Design emphasizes design process and problem-solving in a range of design-related fields, such as interactive design, product design, and print media. The student who is interested in design, but would also like to have exposure to other areas in the visual arts, should consider this degree.

Entry to and Continuation in the Major ProgramThe Major is an open entry program, and students admitted to the University are automatically eligible to enter the Major program, provided that they meet degree requirements and maintain satisfactory academic standing. Students must remain in Good Standing and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better in all courses required and/or leading to the Bachelor of Design Major in Interdisciplinary Design degree. Continuation into the Major in Interdisciplinary Design requires the completion of the courses listed immediately below. Students must also declare their intention to pursue the Major as soon as they have completed the Entry Requirements.

Information regarding the Master of Design program is available under Academic Programs > Graduate.

Degree requirements for Bachelor of Design

Studio credits
Liberal arts and science credits
Open credits
Total credits required

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Design

General Information

The Post-Baccalaureate in Design is a 30-credit program normally taken in the Fall and Winter semesters. It is composed of a mix of Studio (21 credits) and LAS (9 credits) courses. This program is not specific to any particular area of design; it is meant to be a generalist design credential, in keeping with the broad, interdisciplinary approach in NSCAD's BDes and MDes programs.

The Post-Baccalaureate in Design is intended to

  • provide time for international students to culturally acclimatize to a Canadian university
  • provide “design language” ESL instruction and practice to those who need it
  • make remedial design theory instruction available to those who need it
  • introduce students to design process and essential practical skills in cooperative, team-based studio courses

For more information, please go to the Post-Baccalaureate Design Certificate page.


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