Do art and design fascinate you? Do you have an interest and an ability to draw or paint and want to take the next step toward extending this into a career? Are you fascinated by visual communication, information design or interactive media? Offered in partnership with Sheridan College, York's Department of Design is the first and largest program in Ontario that offers the Bachelor of Design Honours degree. Whether your interest lies in typography, visual language, communication or interactive media, a degree in Design may be the exact fit for your future.

Career Options in Design

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers a Design degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Design than others.

  • Artist
  • Art Gallery Director
  • Artistic Consultant
  • Communications Consultant
  • Computer Games Designer
  • Curator
  • Editor/Publisher
  • Editorial Designer
  • Freelance Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Information Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interactive Media Designer
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Director
  • Media Correspondent
  • Media Consultant
  • Museum Director
  • Packaging Designer
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Product Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Visual Arts Consultant

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.