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Graphic + Digital Design

How to apply

1

Review your program options

Prepare for entry into British Columbia's growing creative economy with one of UFV's hands-on programs in Graphic and Digital Design. Choose from the Graphic and Digital Design Diploma or the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic and Digital Design Major, Minor or Extended Minor programs.

Learn more about graphic + digital design programs

Attend one of our portfolio info nights for an introduction to the creative industry and UFV's Graphic + Digital Design programs. Instructors, students, and grads share real-world experiences, provide feedback and advice on building a strong entrance portfolio, answer questions, and share experiences. Attendance is strongly encouraged.

Info Nights

Taking place on campus (Abbotsford or Mission) and/or virtually. Please contact gdd@ufv.ca for more information.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

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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).

Degree

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. Courses are offered on both campuses: Mission (Years 1–2) and Abbotsford (Years 1–4) campuses.

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

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Apply to UFV

Complete UFV's online application and pay the application fee.

 

Winter Intake: Abbotsford Campus Diploma or Degree (BFA)

Application deadline: September 30
Portfolio submission deadline: September 30

International student application and portfolio submission deadline: September 1

 

Fall Intake: Mission Campus Diploma or Degree (BFA), Abbotsford Campus Degree (BFA)

Application deadline: April 30
Early portfolio submission deadline: April 1
Final portfolio submission deadline: April 30

International student application and portfolio submission deadline: April 30

4

Submit your portfolio

Find your submission guidelines according to the program of your choice:

GDD Diploma Entrance Portfolio Requirements

BFA Entrance Portfolio Requirements (declare the GDD Major after completion of 30 credits)

Please follow the portfolio guidelines carefully and submit all the required items. 

If you are applying to the Graphic and Digital Design major in the BFA and already have some post-secondary credit or have completed the Graphic and Digital Design diploma, you may be eligible for entrance without a portfolio. Please review the BFA entrance requirements in the Academic Calendar.

4

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.

Fall Intake
Registration begins mid-June, deadline to register is end of June.

Winter Intake
Registration begins mid-November, deadline to register is end of November.

Note: 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
  • New GDD program students are required to attend one mandatory GDD lab orientation session taking place during the first week of class. 
  • For more information, please email gdd@ufv.ca

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