About Us

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Since 2005, the Master of Design (MDes) program at the York University is an immersive two-year program for students seeking to challenge the conventions of their design practice and engage in an exciting, experimental and intellectually rigorous environment. York’s MDes aims to nurture and advance the next generation of global design leaders: alumni who envision, innovate and educate. Our students engage in the discipline of design both in and outside the studio through numerous special opportunities including conference participation, dialogues with accomplished national and international visitors and stimulating field trips.