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Information Design

Bachelor of Communication (BCMM)

4 years

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Program highlights

Work placement opportunity

Unique program — user-centric and research-based program with a focus on hands-on learning

Paid work experience — graduate with a minimum of 450 hours of paid work experience

Portfolio development — leave with a portfolio of work that you can showcase when looking for employment

International opportunities — complete a semester abroad ̵ from Austria to New Zealand


Information designers plan the structure, context and presentation of data and information so that it is appropriate, useful and engaging. While information designers have the visual and creative skills of graphic designers, they prioritize effectiveness and function by centring the needs, wants, experiences, circumstances and constraints of specific, well-understood communities of users.

Build your skills in creative problem solving, innovation, visual communication, teamwork, functional writing, research and data visualization.

Career possibilities

  • Content management strategist
  • Visualization specialist
  • User experience (UX) designer/researcher
  • Instructional designer
  • Visual or graphic designer
  • Web and mobile designer
  • User interface (UI) designer
  • Technical writer or copywriter

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Curriculum and courses


Information about program offerings, admission requirements and the application process can be answered by an admissions and recruitment specialist.

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Information design student thrives in creative collaboration setting

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School of Communication Studies

Mount Royal is pleased to offer four Bachelor of Communication degrees, including majors in Broadcast Media Studies, Information Design, Journalism and Digital Media and Public Relations.

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