About the
IDEA School of Design

A career-oriented school for the next generation of creative professionals. Gain skills in branding, illustration and UX/UI design. Customize your learning with 2, 3 and 4-year programs.

Capilano University’s IDEA School of Design offers a 4-year Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication degree and a 2-year Interaction Design diploma. Our curriculum is rigorous and industry-focused — that’s why we are known for the quality and industry-readiness of our graduates.

Our goal is to prepare students for a creative career doing what they love, in areas such as graphic design, illustration, character design, branding, art direction, user interface or user experience design, editorial design, digital media, storyboard art, environmental design, web/app design and more.

We are proud of our students’ success in winning provincial, national and international design and illustration awards, and of our program’s excellent record of graduate employment.

How to Apply

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication

In the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication we make it our business to keep up with industry trends and innovations in technology, and stay responsive to cultural change. Students can specialize in branding, illustration or interactive design.

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Interaction Design Diploma

The two-year Interaction Design diploma at CapU connects design and technology to prepare you for an exciting career in tech. Students specialize in user experience design and user interface design.

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