The York University Master of Design (MDes) was the first graduate program in graphic design established in Ontario and is currently amongst a few select universities to offer the degree in Canada: A two-year, full time program for students looking to challenge the conventions of their graphic design experience.

Our program accepts talented, highly motivated applicants, interested in a challenging, experimental and intellectually rigorous approach to the practice of graphic design. 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 for design practice.