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Decision-making made easy! This tool gives you a breakdown of individual programs offered at George Brown College and how they differ from other programs you’re interested in. Use this tool to select up to 10 programs to compare, helping you make the right choice for the career you want.

1. Under Program Comparison, click Add a New Program

2. Search for one of the programs you’re interested in (either alphabetically, by interest or by job)

3. Click on the title of the program in the menu

4. Click Add to Comparison

5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

6. When you’re done, clicking Program Comparison will give you a preview of the programs and the option to delete, add or clear all

7. Open Program Compare for more details and an easy-to-read comparison of the programs you’ve selected

Centre for Arts and Design

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You're a creative person. You want to develop your talent and tap into your imagination so you can make your artistic mark in arts and design. You need a design college that encourages bold thinking and allows your creativity to flourish. Whether your passion is for design, gaming, fashion, jewellery or performing arts, the George Brown College Centre for Arts and Design is the place to help you unlock your creative potential.

Education at the Centre for Arts and Design takes place in Toronto, the creative capital of Canada, with locations in beautifully designed warehouse conversions, the historic Distillery District and steps from the famous fashion District of Spadina. Here you will gain cutting-edge knowledge and a grounded understanding of the creative world in the field of your choice.

The Centre for Arts and Design offers programs in three schools:

School of Design 

School of Fashion Studies 

School of Performing Arts 

At the Centre for Arts and Design the city is your classroom. You’ll be surrounded by Canada’s major design and advertising agencies, studios, theatres and specialty stores. Learning at the Centre for Arts and Design doesn’t stop when class ends. Through our well-connected professors, you will participate in field trips, attend industry and networking events, performances and exhibitions. Armed with this rich industry exposure, you’ll be prepared to break into the expressive fields of art and design and live your passion.

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I started Spoke with a partner, and we met each other at another ad agency where he was the account director, and I was the creative director, and we just kind of wanted more and more to approach things  in a little different way. And, we're lucky enough to have a lot of people around us that believe in the work that they're doing, and believe in the brands they're working for. My name's Kai Exos, and I studied at George Brown, Design Management in 2005. So I knew I wanted to study Design Management. So I looked at a couple of different programs. What I could see with the George Brown program was that it was more in-depth, and that they had precedent. They were the first school to have Design Management as a program. When I had my interview, my portfolio review, it was with Judith Gregory, and she is a professor there. And she was really focused on what I wanted to do, and, I mean, in that interview, it was, it was about the trajectory. And also, I think she understood where I wanted to be, and how I wanted the program to work for me. That's when I realized that it was the best option. Within a week of graduating, I was where I wanted to be. I was Senior Art Director. The professors at George Brown definitely had an impact. In my case, they were mostly ad professionals, but, you know, people in the design world. And, to actually have profs that knew what they were doing, and had been there, was really valuable. You know, it's hard not to be inspired by how much they've done, and, and, kind of want the same. The brighter spots during my time at George Brown were the mentorship opportunities. So we would get to go and do these sort of studio tours. And to kind of go there and see how other people worked, and see how they interacted with their teams, I think, was really helpful. The New School of Design, they sort of space-planned in a, in an interesting way where there's a lot of, sort of conversation pits. Like, there's soft areas that the students can talk and work together. And that everything is kind of modular and feels easy. Like, it feels like you can work there. So I've gotten to hire a couple of kids from George Brown, and one of them is actually my Senior Creative throughout the agency. That worked for me. You know, in finding people that I could trust and that I could work with. For someone to be prepared, you have to be a generalist and be able to understand a lot of different frames of mind. And, you know, George Brown prepares you for that, being able to, to understand that, and know that, that you'll, you'll make it, and get through. I think it was really valuable.
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