Faculty of Architecture - Environmental Design
Faculty of Architecture

Program description

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. 


Program options

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 and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

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

Travel opportunities
Students in the third and forth 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 masters program at the U of M or into other universities in Canada, the United States and abroad.


Admission requirements

Visit the application for admission page to learn about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.


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

Studio is the core of the Environmental Design Program. The other courses give support to 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.


Important links

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