Graphic + Digital Design

Apply for the Graphic Design Programs


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 Graphic and Digital Design Diploma, Minor, Extended Minor or Major programs. Learn more about our programs.

We offer regular sessions to help you review UFV’s program options. Attend one of our portfolio info sessions 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 entrance portfolios, answer questions, and give tours of the studios and labs. Attendance is strongly encouraged.

Spring Online Info Night: Tuesday April 21, 2020
We are going digital! Join us online at 5pm: join link
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Apply to UFV

Fill out UFV's online application and pay the application fee.

Fall 2020 Intake
Early Application deadline: Wednesday April 1, 2020*
Application deadline: Thursday April 30, 2020 

*International students must apply by Wednesday April 1, 2020

Winter 2021 Intake

Application will open: May 1, 2020
Application deadline: September 30, 2020

Note: All courses for Winter Diploma intake will be on Abbotsford campus.


Submit your portfolio

The portfolio is required for a complete application, but is not due at the same time as the application. Find your submission guidelines according to program of choice:

Graphic and Digital Design Diploma Portfolio Guidelines
Bachelor of Fine Arts Portfolio Guidelines

Please note, 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.


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.


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 end of June.

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

Note: Any applicant who does not register will be replaced with a waitlisted applicant.


  • 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
  • New GDD program students are required to attend one mandatory GDD lab orientation session taking place during the first week of class. 


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