While YSDN is in Oakville and north Toronto, Ryerson School of Interior Design is a program within the larger Ryerson University, similar to YSDN within Sheridan College and York University. One big difference is the fact that the program is located in the downtown core of Toronto.

YSDN Co.Create Visits was an opportunity for us to start looking at how other design programs functioned, and other students’ experience of design education.

We were fortunate enough to be able to interview students from schools both local and international, all with some connection to York/Sheridan (YSDN).

We were also able to speak to a Parsons alumnus turned Masters student in the York University Masters of Design program. The Masters program is located in the same York facilities as the undergraduate (YSDN), though their take place is separate spaces. Parsons, with its prestigious New York connections, gave us a peek at design education in a nearby region.

Every year YSDN facilitates an student exchange with the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. We spoke to two YSDN students who went on exchange, and two students on exchange of Germany. We wanted to find out: What did it mean to have the benefit of two different perspectives on design education?

Special thanks to Angela Iarocci
Music by Robot Science

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