Public Design Program - Sept 18 Application Deadline


Pairing student designers with not-for-profit organizations.
Applications currently open until September 18.

For more than 20 years, ACAD’s Public Design Program has worked with not-for-profit clients from across the province. Organizations ranging from the Alberta Children’s Hospital, the Canadian Red Cross and the Calgary Board of Education have benefited from the work of a generation of Communication Design students.

Originally inspired by the practicum project at the School of Visual Arts in New York, ACAD’s Public Design Program pairs fourth-year students from the School of Communication Design with clients who apply to participate, and have been approved by, course instructors. Students get real clients and clients get high-quality design communications for a fee of $500.00 per student.
“The program gives students valuable client-relation experience,” explains Ian Fitzgerald, ACAD faculty member and one of the driving forces behind the program. “While the chosen organizations gain a fresh perspective from students with near professional skill levels while contributing to a very worthwhile education experience that is all wrapped up in a cost-effective package.”

Read more about the program.

For more information or to apply, please contact:
Ian FitzGerald

Applications currently open until September 18