Humber’s Design Foundation certificate program provides you with the skills to focus your creativity as you begin your education in design.
If you have a clear interest in visual art and design, but want to upgrade or build your portfolio of work, or explore various design disciplines while considering your future career, then this is the program for you. With a deep scope of experience in a variety of design facets, our faculty provides you with an industry-current perspective of your work while offering you a broad based preparatory design education. You will develop design skills, techniques and processes; and learn about various professional career choices while developing and refining a comprehensive portfolio.
Your training is led by professional designers from a variety of disciplines in a curriculum that features courses in:
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Create projects that employ the use of proper visual, spoken and written research to meet the needs of the audience.
Create two and three-dimensional designs using a variety of material, processes and techniques that demonstrate knowledge of design elements and principles.
Apply idea generation theories to develop concepts that form the basis of a design work.
Use the creative thinking process and design theory to solve design problems.
Compose a statement of intent for further design related studies that examines and differentiates between various design professions.
Develop a portfolio of work that represents a variety of media and techniques suitable for presentation to an audience.
"My Design Foundation certificate was great preparation for Humber's Interior Design degree."
– Alec, Interior Design degree student
Design is everywhere. From the spaces we inhabit to the products and technologies we interact with, designers play an important role in the development of the places and things we experience and use in our everyday lives. Good design can make the ordinary extraordinary.
Your generalized training in the many aspects of design may be an effective launching pad to more specialized areas of design study. Potential areas in various fields include industrial design, interior design, interior decorating, graphic design, web design and architecture.
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Watch the video to hear first-hand from graduates of the Design Foundation program about their experience at Humber.
Humber College Students Won Awards for Four Projects Submissions in this Year’s BOUNDLESS: A POST-SECONDARY DESIGN CHALLENGE
Tue, July 23, 2019
This year, the competition received a record-breaking number of submissions from post-secondary schools across Ontario.
Winter Festival of Lights "Deck the Falls" Contest Winners
Tue, December 19, 2017
Congratulations to all of our Interior Decorating students who participated in the Winter Festival of Lights competition.
Bahar Honarpisheh and Sophie Bisnaire have won the Festival of Lights competition for their incredible work on the Radisson Hotel.
"The top student-designed venue was the Radisson Hotel and Suites Fallsview. Students Sophie Bisnaire and Bahar Honarpisheh created an arctic woodland theme featuring a giant polar bear as the focal point. The duo scored a $1,500 bursary in support of their education for their efforts." - Richard Hutton
Interior Design Students Lend a Hand to Habitat
Tue, March 21, 2017
Humber's Interior Design students are often found working in the school's design studio, sketching or working on their laptops.
Last month they stowed their laptops away for a day, heading to Brampton wearing hard hats and safety shoes. The students - Rami Dawood, Alexeis Nicole, Meliza Macapinlac, Victoria MacQuarrie, Amal Shaikh-Deeb, Claire Formosa, Nour Kassab, Alaa Elsawi, Elena Panzica, Natascha Del Prete Silva, Jhutty Rajvir, Lilit Ayrapetyan, Talia Missaghi, Samanta Sébastien, Sharon Murad, Hanan Hmeed and Yi Wu Lin - participated in a Habitat for Humanity build day.
The enthusiastic group worked an eight-hour volunteer shift leveling dirt, installing scaffolding structure and scaffolding flooring and transporting building materials.
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Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology Events
Last Day of Classes
Fri, December 13, 2019
Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology News
Student Work Showcases
Wed, August 21, 2019
The Industrial Design Thesis Project is a 2-semester final year project which is the Capstone project for all Industrial Design degree aspirants.
Thu, July 25, 2019
Celebrating a FAST Spring Convocation
Wed, July 24, 2019
“Be Bold, be brave, be amazing”.
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