Facilities and Resources

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MDes students benefit from a dedicated design studio located on the 4th floor of the Victor Philip Dahdaleh Building (formerly named TEL Building). Each student is provided with the use of a workstation, an iMac computer, bookshelf space and a file cabinet in a secure space with 24-hour access. The MDes studio has its own production room stocked with b/w and colour laser printers, a 17-inch inkjet printer, 3D-printer, tabletop lighting and a photoshoot setting. Adjacent to the studio, MDes students benefit from a breakout room with expansive views of the campus which can be used for small group meetings or quiet study. Daily teaching and learning activities take place in a large lecture and seminar area outfitted with an overhead LCD projector and state-of-the-art audio equipment. This spacious area can also be used for visiting lectures, thesis presentations as well as a gallery and showroom. 

MDes students can also make use of departmental equipment available in the Fabrication Lab, such as the 42-inch wide inkjet printer, Roland print & cut printer, Risograph printer, letterpress printer, guillotine, laser cutter, and the professionally equipped photo lab. They can also check out the professional quality camera and lighting equipment, including HD camcorders, professional HDV camcorders, professional mics, booms, and headphones.

Prospective students are more than welcome to make an appointment to tour our facilities and resources. Please contact the Graduate Program Assistant to make an appointment: mdesyork@yorku.ca   

You can explore the equipment available for MDES students via: Design Tech Site