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Bachelor of Industrial Design Students Participate in BRP International Design Competition
Wed, May 10, 2023
The Industrial Design program was invited to return and participate in the BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) International Design Competition!
Industrial Design Third Year Students Design for Modern Living in Umbra/Humber Studio Project
Fri, March 24, 2023
Driven by innovation, Toronto-based Umbra has become a global leader in product design, known for pushing boundaries in its approach to original design.
Annual By The Lake Book Club Scholarship Awarded to Emerging B.C. - Based Writer
Mon, February 27, 2023
Layla Reeves, a Vancouver Island writer and student in Humber's Creative Writing Graduate Certificate program, is the 2022 recipient of a $1,500 scholarship.
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Humber College has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting July 22, 2020. Humber College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.
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Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.
Admission selection is based on the following five requirements:
To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.
An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.
An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.
An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.
An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.
An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.
A portfolio is a collection of work which tells us about your creative and problem solving abilities, your drawing skills and how you present yourself as an artist and designer. Your portfolio is reviewed by Industrial Design faculty to determine your suitability for the program.
Applicants must submit a portfolio that includes five creative pieces. Be sure to title each submission and briefly describe it (maximum 50 words each piece).
The requirements for these submissions are as follows:
Submission #1 – Perspective line drawing of a chair (two-point perspective). You are encouraged to work in black line for the chair and to use construction lines to show proper perspective methods.
Include a small photograph of the chair you have drawn as part of the submission page. You may use your choice of medium for this piece.
The sketch is to be drawn freehand (i.e. tracing is not allowed).
Submission #2 – Perspective line drawing of one of the following three kitchen appliances:
b) Coffee maker
c) Kitchen stand mixer
This piece should be drawn from an appliance or device and not from your imagination or an abstract method. Use construction lines to show proper perspective methods.
Include a small photograph of the appliance or device you have drawn as part of the submission page. You may use your choice of medium for this piece.
The sketch is to be drawn freehand (i.e. tracing is not allowed).
Submission #3 – Colour still life study that demonstrates your use of colour and composition. You are encouraged to group everyday objects such as fruit, pottery or shoes. We will assess your representation of realistic details: shade and shadow, depth, tonal value and texture.
Include a small photograph of the object(s) you have drawn as part of the submission page.
The drawing is to be drawn freehand (i.e. tracing is not allowed).
Submission #4 – Three-dimensional work that demonstrates your manual construction skills. Examples include sculpture, furniture construction, home construction, craft work (e.g. jewelry that you have designed), and costume design (e.g. Comicon).
Submission #5– Your choice
Submit one example of projects/pieces of your choice that further demonstrates your skills and design sense.
Possible examples include:
a) Something you designed and fabricated including the conceptual sketches and the finished piece;
b) Images from a sketchbook you keep of products, figures or objects that inspire you;
c) CAD drawings or digital graphics that show your talent as a designer (e.g. SolidWorks, Keyshot, or Illustrator, respectively);
d) A sketch, drawing or painting that illustrates your artistry.
Not acceptable is photography and abstract art.
For assistance with your drawing skills, we recommend:
‘Sketching: The Basics’ by Roselien Steur and Koos Eissen, Amsterdam BIS Publishers, 2016.
Describe your knowledge of industrial design, referring to products and designers, as well as styles that you find appealing. (200 words)
Describe the skills and talents you bring to the Industrial Design program. List your extracurricular activities (e.g. hobbies, passions, volunteer work) as well as previous work experience. How do you think these experiences will contribute to your perspective of design, as well as help you as a student of design? (250 words)
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.
Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.
Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).N/A
|Details and Specifications||Minimum Specifications||Recommended Specifications|
|Processor||Intel i7 (Quad Core)||Intel i7 (Quad Core)|
|Memory||Minimum 16GB of RAM|
|Storage||Minimum 250GB storage space (SSD) preferable|
|Network||Wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac||Built-in Ethernet port (strongly recommended), Long battery life (strongly recommended)|
|Video||Minimum 4GB video RAM/Minimum 24 bit colour (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN)||Recommended but not required for LAND and CIVL|
|Display||1280x1024 video display resolution (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN)||Recommended but not required for LAND and CIVL|
|Other||Dedicated graphics card - GTX 1050, 1550, 2060 or higher needed for rendering purposes (DGAS, DEC, ARC, SNRG, INTD, IDSN)|
The 2023/2024 fee for two semesters was:
Fees are subject to change.
Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.
Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement. See this following chart for details. Some of the scholarships are renewable each year if you maintain an average of 80 per cent or more.
|90 - 94.9%||$3,500 renewable|
|85 - 89.9%||$3,000 renewable|
|80 - 84.9%||$2,000 renewable|
|75 - 79.9%||$1,500 one time|
Humber automatically awards degree transfer scholarships to students entering any Humber degree program who have completed a one-year Ontario college certificate* or a two- or three-year diploma with a GPA of 80 per cent or more from a publicly-funded college. Students who have achieved a program GPA of 80 per cent or more will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $1,500 for a certificate program or $2,500 for a diploma program in recognition of their academic achievement. Certificates and diplomas do not have to be related to the degree program of choice and are not tied to the eligibility for advanced standing or transfer credit. No application is required
80%+ Certificate | $1,500
One Time 80%+ Diploma | $2,500
Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.
Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.
Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.
Humber Pathways include: