Foundations in Design

Our Fashion & Technology and Interior Design programs are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2024 intake. However, we've extended our program application deadlines for our Fashion Marketing, Foundations in Design, Graphic Design for Marketing, Product Design and Technical Apparel Design programs until all spots are filled. Don't miss out, apply now! Want to find out more about our programs? Attend one of our upcoming information sessions.

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FIND Program Overview

You have the creativity and talent to become a designer, but with all the career possibilities out there it’s hard to pick just one discipline. Find your focus in our Foundations in Design (FIND) program. This one-year full-time certificate will give your design career a solid foundation. You’ll learn design fundamentals, explore your career options, and discover where your true passion lies. In just eight months, you’ll graduate with a portfolio that will open doors to the top design schools across Canada. Our graduates go on to successful careers in everything from graphic design to furniture design to sustainable design. Why take a risk on a four-year degree in a discipline that may not be right for you? Come FIND your true potential with us.

Take your first steps towards building your career. Come FIND your true potential with us.

Apply now or learn more about our program

"Words cannot describe how much I have learned by being part of this amazing Foundation program. I feel it has strongly prepared me for the Interior Design Degree program. The FIND program has taught me how to think contextually and how to develop design that matters. Taking risks was something I was always frightened by, but FIND broke down that barrier for me. This program has made me a better person and designer because I learned how to time manage many aspects of my life. FIND has taught me how to work as a team and to be inspired by what's around me. All in all, FIND has impacted my life and learning astronomically."

  Taylor Lamontagne

  2012 Graduate - Foundations in Design  


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