Graphic + Digital Design

How to apply for Graphic Design diploma


Attend a portfolio info session

The portfolio info session introduces the creative industry and UFV's Graphic + Digital Design diploma and BFA options. Instructors, students, and alumni will be on hand to give advice on portfolios, answer questions, and give a tour of the studios and labs. Attendance is not mandatory for the program application but is strongly encouraged. 


Apply to UFV

Fill out UFV's online appllication.

Early/International application deadline: Tuesday April 3, 2018
International applicants may submit applications and portfolios before the early deadlines.

Late application deadline: Friday May 25, 2018

International applicants please note: all international applicants must use the early application and portfolio submission deadlines. Contact UFV International at 604-854-4544 or visit the UFV International website for information about admission. Different fees and procedures apply.


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. Incomplete portfolios may compromise your acceptance into the program.

Portfolios submitted by Tuesday April 24, 2018 will be given priority in the review process. Please follow portfolio requirements carefully and submit all essential items.

Early portfolio submission deadline: Tuesday April 24, 2018, for applicants who filled out their UFV application by April 3
Late portfolio submission deadline: 
Tuesday May 29, 2018, for applicants who filled out their UFV application by May 25

Interview: Short listed 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

Registration for fall 2018 courses takes place after the admissions process is finalized, typically beginning in mid-June. Follow the steps to find out how to register and use the myUFV portal to find your pre-assigned registration time.


  • Equipment requirements (MacBook Pro laptop) will be finalized in July 2018. New students will receive an email notification.
  • Fall semester begins on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. The first class is on Wednesday, September 5 from 8:30 am to 12:20 pm.
  • New diploma students are required to attend two mandatory GDD lab orientation sessions taking place on the Mission campus Wednesday, September 5 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and on Friday, September 7 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.

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