School of Design


The School of Design at George Brown College is located in the heart of Canada's largest concentration of design businesses and in one of North America's four top centres for design. The City of Toronto's economic development division has identified design and innovation as being one of the key drivers in the city's evolution towards a knowledge economy.

The School of Design reflects this context by developing programs and projects that foster excellence in design thinking, design culture and design business.

Built on a system of areas of specialization, the new curriculum at the School of Design offers an opportunity for students to gear their personal portfolio to the design career of their choice. Our newly renovated facilities and new computer labs include the latest hardware and software and are complemented by our new RealtimeStudio exhibit space in the Distillery District. Designed to focus imagination and hone critical thinking, our programs assist students in applying the latest technologies for a career in design. Our unique educational approach combines academic programs with authentic-task projects to create a community of learning that includes knowledgeable faculty, international lecturers, Alumni stories, industry partners, and designers-in-residence.

We build skills, refine talent, and expose students to the world of professional design practice.

At the George Brown College School of Design, you’ll not only learn design – you will live and breathe it. Your design education takes place in a brand new, state-of-the-art learning space in downtown Toronto – home to Canada’s greatest concentration of design businesses. Here you’ll be immersed in the design community, and expected to apply your natural skills to actual design projects. You’ll be more than ready to step into this competitive workforce with career options that include:

  • Design and strategic consulting
  • Design manager
  • Design entrepreneur
  • Graphic designer
  • Web designer
  • Production artist
  • Advertising copywriter
  • Marketing coordinator

The programs at the School of Design will help you focus your imagination and perfect your talent for a successful career in design.

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