Entrance Requirements for the Diploma Program

Please visit the Academic Calendar

1. B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent or minimum age of 19 years of age before the first day of classes.

2. The prerequisite to CMNS 155 or ENGL 105 (please contact the BFA educational advisor for information on meeting this requirement).

3. Applicants must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see English language proficiency requirement in the Admissions section of the calendar.

4. Attendance at a program information session on the Mission campus — Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

5. Portfolio of current work with accompanying documentation.

If the program is full, qualified students will be placed on a temporary waitlist. If you meet the entrance requirements and a space becomes available, you will be contacted. After September 1, the waitlist is void. In cases where interim transcripts are submitted, an admissions decision may be made conditional upon completion of academic requirements. Proof of completion of entrance requirements is due the end of the first week in August.

How do I apply?  

The Graphic and Digital Design diploma (GDD) program has an annual intake each fall. GDD offers two application deadlines with early applicants given priority in the review process. Admissions are competitive. 

  1. Apply online: Application submission
  2. Attend a GDD Portfolio Info Session on the Mission campus: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  3. Submit a portfolio: Portfolio submission


UFV GDD Portfolio Guidelines 2017

Deadlines for early applicants:

Friday, March 31: Early Application Deadline  Application submission   
Monday, April 24: Submit your portfolio using UFV's SlideRoom portal. Portfolio submission
Early applicants are given priority in the review process.

International applicants must meet the early admissions deadlines. Contact UFV International at 604-504-7441 or visit the UFV International website for information about admission. Different fees and procedures apply. 

Deadlines for late applicants: 

Monday, May 8: Late Application Deadline  Application submission
Monday, May 29: Submit your portfolio using UFV's SlideRoom portal. Portfolio submission

 Portfolio Submission

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