School of Design

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  • Thinking about a career in design?

    If you’re looking for a way to channel your creative energy and ideas into a career, our School of Design can help you succeed. Our programs have a strong focus on hands-on, studio-based learning with our cutting-edge equipment and facilities. Through our extensive work-integrated learning opportunities, innovative applied research projects, and our industry-proven faculty, we’ll help you refine your talents and develop the people and technical skills you need to build your portfolio and network.

    You’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a modern digital environment where you can learn from fascinating guest experts and real-life endeavours. Such endeavours include design competitions where our students have won prestigious local, national, and international awards. And if you’d like to add an international lens to your studies, we have partnerships with schools in Copenhagen and Italy among others.

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  • Get ready to design your future.

    Connected to industry

    We have over 500 industry partners and have established relationships with leading companies including Rogers Media, Ubisoft, Helios Design Labs, HM&E Design Comms., Corus, Kerr Smith, Uken Games, glu, and Game Loft among others. These partnerships inform our programming making sure our students consistently meet the evolving needs of the design world. In addition, they often provide field education opportunities where students get to learn and work alongside some of the best in their industry.

    We’re home to the Institute without Borders, a think tank committed to collaborative and interdisciplinary design practice. And with Digifest, Toronto’s annual tech and innovation festival, students gain exposure to the industry’s leading thinkers and influencers.

    Dynamic new spaces for the School of Design

    George Brown College has announced the expansion of its Waterfront Campus, to be located in the Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts, just blocks from George Brown's Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences. The $59-million facility will house part of George Brown's School of Design, including its interdisciplinary design studio, Institute without Boundaries, as well as a new Innovation Exchange focused on design solutions for the smart economy. Scheduled for occupancy in 2019, approximately 1,800 students will be trained at George Brown's space in the Daniels City of the Arts each year.