The York University Master of Design (MDes) was the first graduate program in graphic design established in Ontario. It is a two-year full-time program for students looking to challenge the conventions of their design experience. Our program accepts talented, highly motivated applicants, interested in a challenging, experimental and intellectually rigorous approach to research and the practice of design in a contemporary context. 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