Skillz Manifesto is Design Foundation's annual year-end show celebrating the accomplishments of our students over the course of the school year. The show has developed over the years to become an anticipated event in our program and an opportunity to share student work with the community. These students have conquered their creative intentions and ended the year as well-rounded and forward-thinking designers. 


With the current state of affairs, we aim for this online showcase to celebrate the many accomplishments of our students while maintaining aspects of the traditional event through branding, presentations of student work, and a continued sense of community. Please enjoy viewing just a small portion of what these design students have to offer.


Design Foundations is an intensive one-year certificate program that is intended for students who are interested in exploring a career in applied design and communications. This foundation year provides an opportunity to create a competitive and individual design portfolio, demonstrating skills in 2D and 3D design, drawing, life drawing, colour theory, idea development, presentation skills, portfolio development, digital production, design history, and written communication.

Students experience a year of goal-setting, guidance, skill development and refinement through a variety of hands-on projects. Students will plan, implement, and present visual communications in a wide range of media. Completion of this studio-based program will effectively prepare students for acceptance into a variety of programs leading to careers in the design and communication fields.

First Semester Courses

Intro to Design
Creative Process I
Life Drawing
Introduction to Digital Design
Foundations in Writing
Foundations in Presentation Skills

Second Semester Courses

2D and 3D Design
Digital Production
Creative Process II
Strategic Writing
A Concise History of Design

More Program Information Here.

A special thanks to our faculty:
Jessica Massard, Jo-Anne Kyriakou, Ariane Wieck, Wendy Angel, Lynn Haddrall, & Rachel MacKenzie