Student life

Your role as a design student doesn’t begin and end during your classroom hours. The studio will become your second home. Your classmates can become your closest friends. Your professors can become trusted mentors. Our team is in place to ensure your success. Whether you want to study abroad, take a co-op term, or simply need help arranging your courses, our advisors are here to help. We are also commited to pair you with a mentor working in your field who can provide invaluable advice on your work, your goals, and life in the design practice.

While your studies will give you ample opportunities to explore your creativity, your life outside your courses can be equally fulfilling. If you’re interested in a leadership role within the school, there are student government roles for each program. Our student organizations are active in planning social events, like the long-standing Good Times. They also actively promote health and wellbeing initiatives to take some of the stress out of studio life.

Of course, studying in Vancouver has its perks. Our stunning campus is perched above beaches and bordered by parks. Well-connected to transit, you can travel from the studio to downtown in less than 30 minutes. With three ski hills in the city and Whistler only an hour away, there’s lots to do on your study breaks in both summer and winter.