Product Design Transition Year


Product Design Transition Year: Fall 2011 only

Apply online to our Foundations in Design (FIND) program for the Fall 2011 semester. Details about the FIND program portfolio review process and the courses can be found at:

Once admitted, you would register for the following courses, which are also first-year Product Design courses.  Note: FIND and DEPD courses are only offered in the semester indicated.

Fall 2011
FIND 1100     Design Methods and Materials,
FIND 1110    Visualization, Drawing and Rendering.

ENGL 1100*
MRKT 1199*

*These courses may also be taken in the Summer 2012 semester. 
Note: English 1100 needs to be completed in order to be admissible to the Product Design degree. In order to access ENGL 1100, you must have English 12 with a grade of B (or the equivalent) to satisfy the course prerequisite. If you do not have English 12 with a B you will need to take the English Placement test for assessment or complete one of Kwantlen’s upgrading courses in advance. If you have questions about this process, please contact Marie Lam at

Spring 2012
FIND 1210      3D Design,
FIND 1150      Design for Humanity,
FIND 1220      Interdisciplinary Design History 11
DEPD 1270     Technical Apparel and Soft Goods Industry

In May 2012  the following two courses for  Product Design courses will be available: 
DEPD 1121  Materials and Soft Goods 1, and
DEPD  1221   Materials and Soft Goods 11 (in a condensed format)
You will need to take these courses prior to entering year two of the degree.

Once you have successfully completed year one, including ENGL 1100 and MRKT 1199, you will be eligible to apply for admission to year two of the Bachelor of Design, Product Design program for Fall 2012.

Applications for the FIND program will be accepted until March 31, 2011 (may be extended depending on seat availability). You may apply online at  After applying, be sure to follow up with an email to indicating your interest in the Product Design degree program for Fall 2012 so we can track applicants and  keep in touch with you regarding updates and developments about the Product Design program.