The Certificate in Urban Design provides students with an expanded perception of the relationships between design-thinking, visual arts, the built environment, and the social and spatial conditions that drive the production of urban space. Over half of the courses are taught in a studio format, which supports applied experiential, conceptual, and skills-based training through making. The subject matter of courses, or assignments, deal with urbanism, public art, place-making, and related topics. The capstone course, and others, focus on community-engaged collaborative design.

Registration in the Certificate in Urban Design is available to undergraduate students who are enrolled in any degree program at the University of Saskatchewan. It may also be completed as a stand-alone program.

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Major Average

The major average in the Certificate in Urban Design includes the grades earned in:

  • All courses eligible to be used in the program.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a Certificate in Urban Design, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • Minimum program requirements.

See Residency for additional details.

Requirements (18 credit units)

  • INTS 111.3
  • PLAN 446.3 

Choose one course from the following:

  • ART 141.3 
  • ART 161.3 
  • ART 230.3 
  • ART 231.3 
  • ART 235.3 
  • ART 236.3

Choose one course from the following:

  • ARTH 329.3 
  • ART 217.3 
  • ART 330.3 
  • ART 331.3 
  • ART 338.3 
  • ART 339.3 
  • ART 350.3

Choose two courses from the following:

  • GEOG 240.3 
  • PLAN 341.3 
  • PLAN 346.3