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YORK UNIVERSITY - [YU], TORONTO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1959Established Year
  52300Enrollment

Master of Design [M.Des]

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

$ 27,638 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Master of Design at York University is offered as a 2-year practice-based program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The program is distinguished by its emphasis on design practice and its interdisciplinary approach to making graphic design.
  • This degree program prepares advanced students for furthering the profession and studying the discipline through scholarly engagement and formal experimentation at the graduate level.
  • It offers strongly supportive design studies courses that provide a foundation for doctoral studies in the rapidly developing area of design research.
  • Students have to complete a total of 21 credits in core course, choose two elective courses (normally completed by the end of the second term) and one more elective course of their choice.
  • The MDes program immerses students in an intense environment where they develop their individual and creative potential.
  • The two-year experience begins with coursework and culminates in a thesis project that reflects each student's personal direction.
  • York’s MDes aims to nurture and advance the next generation of global design leaders: alumni who envision, innovate, and educate.
  • York Design offers the most technology-enriched design education facilities in Canada with 24-7 secure access to dedicated studios and Fabrication Labs.
  • University prepares graduates for careers as practicing designers, design researchers, and educators by engaging students in critical practice, theory, and methodology.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 48,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 58,488 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttps://futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate/programs/design

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have a 4-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university.
  • A GPA of at least 3.0 (B grade) out of 4.33 in the last two years of study is required to be eligible for the program.

Indian Student Eligibility

Indian students are eligible to apply if they have any one of the following certificates:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree from an accredited institution.

Submission of GRE scores is compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit a minimum 300+ score for a better chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem…. Read More


Required Document List

Following Documents are required to attend this program:

  • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
  • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Sample of written work: Student has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Students required a portfolio of 10-15 pieces uploaded as a PDF.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Feb 15

The MDes program intake is paused for the Fall 2020/2021 Academic year due to Covid-19 (applications are closed for Fall 2020 Admission). Applications for Fall 2021 admission will be accepted beginning Fall 2020.


Scores Required

100 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

309 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$27638$27638
Health insurance$540$540
Other fees$1066$1066
Total fees$29244$29244

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,441
Food$ 3,750

Ranking

Times Higher Education 2020

Ranked #176/ 401

Arts [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • A Student VISA authorizes students to study in Canada legally.
  • International students will receive their Study Permits in the form of a paper document which will usually be attached to the passport at the Canadian port of entry.
  • Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs), commonly called Entry Visas, are to be obtained by foreign nationals who require visas to enter Canada, while Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) allows foreign nationals from visa-exempted countries to enter Canada without a visa.

Work Study

Eligibility:

  • The student must have a valid study permit for the period of employment.
  • He/She should meet the specific skills and experience requirements set by the sponsoring department.

Restrictions:

  • All students are permitted to accept one Work-Study position only per program period.
  • Non-degree students (i.e. visiting students, students on a LOP) are not eligible for Work-Study.
  • Students are not eligible to hold a work-study position in the same term in which they are holding an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (or equivalent).

Salary Rate:

  • Hourly rates vary with the nature of the job, the scope of responsibilities and work experience.
  • The salary range will be indicated on the job posting and/or students will be advised by the employer during the interview.
  • Work/study students are paid by their hiring department through York's payroll system.
  • Student Financial Services does not pay students and cannot make adjustments to pay.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Design Thinking expert
  • Graphic Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Interior Designer



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