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Design Charrettes

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Design Charrettes, or “sprints”, are an extra-curricular opportunity to address real-world design challenges. Facilitated by the Centre For Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD), 5–10 current students are brought together to apply their creative and critical thinking skills in response to a design brief. Created in collaboration with industry partners and supported by expert faculty members who facilitate discussion and feedback, charrettes are one-to-three-day engagements aimed at brainstorming and prototyping new ideas, visuals or products. They also present an opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration by students from across the university.

Students and faculty are compensated for their participation. Charrettes can take place September – May and are planned a minimum of 2-4 months prior.

Past Charrettes

How does it work?

Are you a student or faculty member who would like to be involved in a future Design Charrette? Please contact us and include “Design Charrette” in the subject line. Be sure to tell us which program you are from and what particular skills or experience you would like to contribute.

Does your business or organisation have a design challenge which needs to be addressed? Want to engage a group of talented creative students to solve a problem or bring a fresh perspective? We can help.

To begin the conversation around organising a new Design Charrette, contact us and please include “Design Charrette” in the subject line.


Miles Collyer

Manager, Career Development
P: 416 977 6000 Ext. 4020

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