Graphic + Digital Design

Apply for the Graphic Design Programs

1

Attend a portfolio info session (optional)

The portfolio info session introduces the creative industry and UFV's Graphic + Digital Design programs. Instructors, students, and grads share real-world experiences, provide feedback and advice on entrance portfolios, answer questions, and give tours of the studios and labs. Attendance is strongly encouraged. 

Winter Info Night: Thursday February 6, 2020
Mission Campus, D227
From 5 to 8 pm


Spring Info Night + Open House: Tuesday April 21, 2020
Mission Campus, D227
From 5 to 8 pm

2

Choose your program

Diploma

The Graphic and Digital Design diploma is a full-time 60-credit cohort program offered on the Mission campus (fall intake), and the Abbotsford campus (winter intake). Each cohort is limited to 20 seats on the Mission campus, and 10 seats on the Abbotsford campus.

Graphic and Digital Design Major, BFA

The Graphic and Digital Design (GDD) Major in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) offers several pathways for completion.

  • Enter the two-year Graphic and Digital Design diploma and choose the GDD Major at the end of year one
  • Begin the BFA as a new or continuing student and declare the GDD Major after completion of 30 credits
  • Ladder into year three with a two-year graphic design diploma or part of a design degree completed

Graphic and Digital Design Minor, or Extended Minor

Begin a degree at UFV as a new or continuing student and declare a GDD Minor or Extended Minor after completion of 30 credits

 

3

Apply to UFV

Fill out UFV's online application.

Fall 2020 Diploma Intake (Mission)
Early Application deadline: Wednesday April 1, 2020*
Application deadline: Thursday April 30, 2020 
 

*International students must apply by Wednesday April 1, 2020

Winter 2021 Diploma Intake (Abbotsford)

Application deadline: TBC

4

Submit your portfolio

Follow the portfolio submission guidelines carefully. In addition to 10 to 15 pieces of creative work, include your résumé and two reflections, as outlined in the guidelines. Submit your portfolio using Slideroom.

Note: Portfolios will be reviewed following the Portfolio Submission deadline. Portfolios submitted for an Early deadline will be given a priority.

Fall 2020 Diploma Intake (Mission)
Early Portfolio Submission deadline: Wednesday April 1, 2020*
Portfolio Submission deadline: Thursday April 30, 2020

*International students must submit their portfolios by Wednesday April 1, 2020.

Winter 2021 Diploma Intake (Abbotsford)

Portfolio Submission deadline: TBC

Interview: Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview. International or out-of-region applicants may be interviewed online via Skype or Google Hangouts.

5

Notification of Acceptance

All accepted applicants will receive a letter of acceptance from the Office of the Registrar. To accept your offer and secure your seat in the Graphic and Digital Design program, pay your $200 registration deposit. View payment methods.

6

Register for courses

Follow the steps to find out how to register and use the myUFV portal to find your pre-assigned registration time.

Winter 2020 Diploma Intake (Abbotsford) 
Registration begins mid-November, deadline to register end of November.
Any applicant who does not register will be replaced with a waitlisted applicant. 

 

Fall 2020 Diploma Intake (Mission) 
Registration begins mid-June, deadline to register end of June.
Any applicant who does not register will be replaced with a waitlisted applicant.

Note:

  • Equipment and software requirements (MacBook Pro laptop and Adobe CC) will be finalized six weeks before the term start. New students will receive an email notification with equipment specifications and appointment times for equipment set-up. Questions? Please call Cody Watson, GDD Lab Coordinator at 604-557-7613 or email gddlabtech@ufv.ca
  • Winter 2020 semester begins on Monday January 6, 2020.
  • Fall 2020 semester begins on Tuesday September 8, 2020.
  • New GDD program students are required to attend one mandatory GDD lab orientation session taking place during the first week of class. 

Email: gdd@ufv.ca

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