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George Brown college school of design named #1 in Canada by the association of registered graphic designers

George Brown college school of design named #1 in Canada by the association of registered graphic designers


Canada’s largest professional association of graphic designers has given George Brown College’s School of Design top marks, naming it the number one design school in the country based on students’ work. The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) released its Top 10 list this spring. The rankings were based on student work submitted for the 2023 RGD Student Design Awards.

George Brown students won seven awards and earned 13 honourable mentions. “This is an incredible recognition that demonstrates the immense talent of our students and the quality of the design education they receive at George Brown,” said Luigi Ferrara, Dean of the Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology. The School of Design recently celebrated YES!, its year-end awards and public exhibition of the work of more than 400 graduating students, at its home at Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts.

The school offers 3-year advanced diplomas in programs like Graphic Design, Game Art (Animation), and Interaction Design and unique 4-year Honours Bachelor's degrees in Digital Experience Design and Brand Design. For design professionals looking to build upon their skills and specialize further in their respective field, there are 1-year postgraduate certificate programs in Design Management, Digital Game Design, Interactive Media Management, and Concept Art for Entertainment. Students gain hands-on experience and develop a strong understanding of the various facets of the design field thanks to the school’s partnerships with industry-leading organizations.

In addition to exposure to industry connections and events, students will be able to practice and apply their skills with the latest cutting-edge technology in our Game Design Studio, Motion Capture Studio, and Usability Lab. The college is also a leader in applied research, so whether students are looking to expand their research expertise via real-world projects or develop entrepreneurial capacities with the support of our start-up incubator, StartGBC, there are numerous ways to make an impact beyond the classroom.

“On behalf of the entire School of Design community, including our faculty, staff, industry partners, and students, we are thrilled to be named the top design school in Canada,” said Ana Rita Morais, Associate Dean of the School of Design. “I am so grateful to our faculty who embed innovative curriculum design and pedagogical approaches into our studio-style learning environments.”

Learn more about programs at the School of Design HERE.