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About General Route at University of Alberta

Why take the General route in Design?

The General route is the most flexible route in the Bachelor of Design program. In addition to the core Design curriculum, you'll have the opportunity to select options from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science. You can also combine Visual Communication Design and Industrial Design courses with Fine Arts courses and options to gain experience in a variety of disciplines.

Why study Design at the University of Alberta?

Designers create innovative solutions for industry and community that shape how our world looks and functions, from information design and environmental signage to the design of medical assistive devices. Our Bachelor of Design degree in the Faculty of Arts, one of the most innovative of its kind in North America, focuses on socially responsible and sustainable design in the areas of Industrial Design and Visual Communication Design. In addition to a specialization, you may choose one of the following program routes: Business and Marketing, Engineering, Social Sciences, or General Route.

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If you are admitted into a new program for Fall 2020 you will receive a tuition guarantee for the total cost of that program. We'd encourage you to check out the cost calculator to review rates for program tuition and an estimate of fees related to living arrangements, health and dental plan, books, supplies and more.

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Required Courses

One from the following courses

  • English (Literature & Composition)
One from the following subjects
  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Languages other than English
  • Math/Sciences
Three from the following subjects
  • Humanities
  • Languages other than English
  • Math/Sciences

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