A career-oriented school for the next generation of creative professionals. Now offering a 4-year Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication and a 2-year Interaction Design diploma.
Why study design at Capilano University?
CapU's IDEA School of Design offers a 4-year Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication degree and a 2-year Interaction Design diploma. The curriculum is rigorous and industry-focused and you'll graduate ready to stand out in the competitive job market of creative professionals.
You'll expand your skills, build an impressive portfolio and gain industry experience. You’ll learn your creative strengths and develop the business skills to prepare for your career.
You'll improve your abilities in visual communication design, illustration, branding, interactive design, art direction, UI (user interface), and UX (user experience), editorial design, publishing, digital media, character design, storyboard art, environmental design, web/app design and more.
IDEA graduates are working in a wide range of fields at many top studios and agencies in Vancouver and around the world. Others have gone on to form startup companies and successful freelance careers.
For stories about our students, grads, industry practicums, instructors, and student awards, visit the IDEA School of Design blog.
Will BIPOC Entrance Award
The Will BIPOC Entrance Award was established in 2022 by Will Creative Inc. to support students from underrepresented groups, including Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour, who demonstrate financial need.
Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication at Capilano University. This award will be distributed to up to two students annually.