Graphic + Digital Design

How to apply


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 and Extended Minor programs. Learn more about our programs.

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 building a strong entrance portfolio, answer questions, and share experiences. Attendance is strongly encouraged.

Virtual Info Sessions:

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Join us online at 5 pm. Register here to obtain a link to the session:


Apply to UFV

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

Winter Intake: Abbotsford Campus

Application deadline: September 30
Portfolio submission deadline: September 30

International student application and portfolio submission deadline: September 1

Fall Intake: Mission Campus

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


Submit your portfolio

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

GDD Diploma Portfolio Requirements
BFA Portfolio Requirements

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.


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 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.


  • 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. 
  • For more information, please email

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