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Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media at Emily Carr University

The Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media responds to the changing needs in the world around us, on a variety of scales, and focuses on the development of comprehensive messaging, experiences,…

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Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media at Emily Carr University

The Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media responds to the changing needs in the world around us, on a variety of scales, and focuses on the development of comprehensive messaging, experiences, and the social context. Our award-winning students take leadership in areas such as sustainable design, medical and health issues, regional products, recreational products, systems design, information design, typography and type design, visual communications, commercial, experimental and 3D animation, and narrative and visual storytelling, using mobile, broadcast, and social media. Upon graduation, these emerging designers and artists continue their leadership in creative industries and innovation around the globe.

This Faculty houses the following degrees and program streams:

Bachelor of Design

Communication Design offers a variety of study streams, including information design (print and screen-based data visualization), e-pub and publication design, interface design and interactivity for social and mobile media applications, and motion graphics. Within these areas of specialization, students can further refine their interests by focusing on services and systems, typography and type design, wayfinding and exhibit design, and other opportunities such as design for immersive environments and community enagement.

NEW Interaction Design fosters the integration and application of combined skills in industrial and communication design to help shape the way we interact with artifacts, information and environments in everyday life. Students will develop an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to address the complexity of interaction design in both physical and digital environments through a sequence of hands-on projects based on a range of iterative human-centred modeling methods. Projects will cover the relationship of the human body to projects we use in everyday life; screen-based interaction and communication; issues of design and emotion; as well as engagement in information environments. Through these learning spaces students can investigate more deeply into interactive mobile devices and wearables, to online services and automated systems, from sensor-activated environments to social networks, and to systems that enable a more sustainable future.

The Emily Carr University Industrial Design curriculum offers a rigorous program of hands-on study that emphasizes understanding human needs through exploration and prototyping in real time and space. Students can be generalists in this program or can focus their work on household products, recreational products, electronics, medical and health design, soft products, ceramics, exhibitions, and furniture, as well as research in sustainability.

NEW Bachelor of Media Arts – Animation

Animation at Emily Carr University offers the student the opportunity to focus on Animation Filmmaking Practices or Animation Production Practices. On the one hand, the Bachelor of Media Arts gives students creative, flexible, and learner-centred course offerings, while also presenting a prescribed curricular base, one that will provide individuals with the knowledge, skills, and methods that undergraduates require, when they leave Emily Carr and work as practitioners in a variety of commercial and cultural settings. Courses within the animation program encompass 2D, 3D and interactive animation integrating a range of approaches – from direct to digital. Forms of narrative are explored through media studies, writing and drawing practices.

NEW Bachelor of Media Arts – Interactive & Social Media Arts

The Interactive + Social Media Arts (ISMA) Major is a program that enables students to pursue creative and critical art practices that employ the use of interactive technologies. Students are encouraged to undertake work that crosses several ISMA streams enabling the incorporation of art and media themes and practices such as narrative, performance and collage with current and emerging technological media such as social networking, locative media and robotics. The ISMA major challenges students to explore new technologies while developing a critical point of view regarding the social and political aspects of contemporary culture and the roles that technology play within it. The program offers three streams: Social, Locative and Narrative Media, Virtuous Objects, and Interactive Sound and Vision.

To Learn More Contact Us at:

Emily Carr University of Art & Design
1399 Johnston Street
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R9
T. 604 844 3800 F. 604 844 3801

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