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Wilson School of Design Opening - 2018-78_rsz Wilson School of Design Opening - 2018-91_rszDesign your future with the Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). Home to a range of design credentials in multiple disciplines the Wilson School of Design is preparing the next generation of design professionals for exciting and cutting edge careers.

Not sure what design discipline is right for you? Want to explore your options and develop a portfolio? The one-year Foundations in Design (FIND) certificate may be the perfect choice. The program covers a multitude of design disciplines with courses including drawing for design, colour theories, two dimensional design, three dimensional design, design processes, and more.

Have a passion for fashion? Do you swoon over fabric and obsess over technical construction? The Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Technology, the only four-year degree program of its kind in Western Canada, will prepare you to make your mark on the apparel industry. The program culminates in a year-end fashion show where graduates are able to debut their collections on the runway to friends, family, and industry representatives. Tickets to the 2018 show are currently available online at kpu.ca/2018fashionshow

Or, set the trends with a diploma in fashion marketing and delve more into buying, merchandising, branding, event planning, and sales.

Like to create beyond just fashion? Consider a career in product design, technical apparel design, interior design, or graphic design for marketing. These programs all include extensive hands-on learning opportunities, focused on preparing students for the diverse design world.

Based out of KPU’s Richmond campus, the Wilson School of Design recently moved into a new 65,000 square foot building featuring innovative teaching studios and labs, gallery space, and expanded study and design spaces for students. To learn more about Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the Wilson School of Design, visit kpu.ca/design or contact the Future Students’ Office at study@kpu.ca

For more than 30 years, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has provided students with the skills they need for the careers they want. KPU offers a range of degree, diploma, certificate, and citation programs with opportunities for hands-on experience and experiential learning. Why stop at theory, when you can also harness the power of experience? Launch your career and make a positive impact on your community with experiential learning at KPU: where thought meets action.