To prepare you for today's multi-disciplinary creative industry, UFV's Graphic and Digital Design diploma program (GDD) provides you with a solid foundation in four fields of professional practice: brand identity, graphic/communication design, dynamic media, and interactive design.
As a student, you are immersed in project-based learning in state-of-the-art Mac labs and well-equipped photography and drawing studios. You’ll build a strong foundation in design process, resourcefulness, and conceptual development, as well as skills in critical thinking, typography, image making, content creation, and industry standard Adobe software.
The Graphic and Digital Design diploma (GDD) is a 60-credit cohort program with an annual intake each fall. Courses in the GDD diploma are taught by dynamic faculty engaged in design practice, professional communities, and academic research.
As a GDD diploma student, you’ll be part of a cohort that moves together through the entire two-year program. You must register for five courses in each semester and each individual graphic design course is only offered once per academic year. Expect at least four hours of homework each week for each course. GDD is both demanding and rewarding, requiring that you put in the time and commitment to build a strong professional practice portfolio.
Industry engagement is essential to learning. The GDD Diploma offers you opportunities for:
With the emergence of digital and social media platforms, the need for skilled visual strategists is higher than ever. Potential fields of practice include:
Upon successful completion of the two-year Graphic and Digital Design program, you will be able to:
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