Graphic + Digital Design

Apply for the Graphic Design diploma


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. 

Fall Info Night: Monday November 4, 2019
Abbotsford Campus, C1422
From 5:30 to 8 pm 

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


Apply to UFV

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.

Fill out UFV's online application.

Winter 2020 Intake (Abbotsford)

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

*International students must apply by Wednesday April 1, 2020


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.

Winter 2020 Intake (Abbotsford)

Fall 2020 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.

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.


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.

Winter 2020 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. 


  • Equipment requirements (MacBook Pro laptop) 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
  • Winter 2020 semester begins on Monday January 6, 2020.
  • Fall 2020 semester begins on Tuesday Septemebr 8, 2020.
  • New diploma students are required to attend two mandatory GDD lab orientation sessions taking place during the first week of class. 


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