The Bachelor of Environmental Design program is envisioned as a strong multidisciplinary undergraduate degree in its own right and provides a solid base of design education for students intending to pursue careers and/or graduate studies in a wide variety of disciplines. These include the Faculty's masters degrees in Architecture, City Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture, and at other institutions globally.

Degree options

  • B.Env.D. Bachelor of Environmental Design – 4 years
  • M.Arch. Master of Architecture
  • M.C.P. Master of City Planning
  • M.I.D. Master in Interior Design
  • M.L.Arch. Master of Landscape Architecture
  • Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Design and Planning

Bachelor of Environmental Design (Architecture Masters Preparation Program (AMP) - 2 years following completion of a non-design undergraduate degree (does not require the completion of University 1).

Interesting courses

  • Design
  • Studio
  • Introduction to Environmental Design
  • Visual Literacy
  • Visual Media

Travel opportunities

Students in the third and fourth-year options have the opportunity to travel to places like Europe, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Montreal and New York as part of the Design Studio curriculum.

Professional opportunities

  • Architectural and design firms
  • Graphic design
  • Set design
  • Fashion design
  • Jewelry design
  • Gaming design
  • Model building and photography

Note: a large percentage of graduates pursue graduate studies in Architecture, city planning, interior design or landscape architecture and are often accepted in the corresponding master's program at the U of M or into other universities in Canada, the United States and abroad.

What is unique about this program at the U of M?

The studio is the core of the Environmental Design Program. The other courses give support to the studio. All of the professors know each other and work together to create a unique environment where the students' creativity will be encouraged and pushed. Our Faculty researches areas of sustainability, material investigations currently including ice and tensile structures, concrete and furniture design, theoretical approaches, sound, light and art/design.

The University of Manitoba is the only University with all four areas of design under one roof and the only design school between Toronto and Calgary.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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This course is Campus based
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2 - 4 years
4,000 CAD
International students: CAD 13600 per year
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