UFV offers a diploma as well as a minor and extended minor in the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. For full program requirements on all Graphic and Digital Design programs, consult the online academic calendar: Graphic and Digital Design Programs
The Graphic and Digital Design diploma (GDD) is a two-year, 60-credit cohort program with an annual intake each fall.
Graphic Design Diploma Path
BFA PROGRAM OPTIONS
Our Graphic and Digital Design minor is 27 credits, and may be paired with the Visual Arts major in the BFA degree.
The extended minor is 36 credits, and can be paired with another BFA extended minor in one of the following disciplines to complete degree requirements: Art History, Creative Writing, Fashion, Media and Communication Studies, Theatre, or Visual Arts.
GRAPHIC + DIGITAL DESIGN COURSES
Graphic design courses are taught by dynamic faculty engaged in design practice, professional communities and academic research. Students are exposed to current industry practices through project work, innovative new technology, industry events, studio visits and guest speakers. Through in-class critiques students develop presentation skills and build standards of excellence.
Skill Development: Adobe Creative Suite
GD157 Digital Design Media I
GD159 Digital Design Media II
Communication Design: Visual identity, advertising, information design, publishing, packaging and corporate communication.
GD101 Fundamentals of Design
GD260 Graphic and Digital Design I
GD317 Graphic and Digital Design II
GD374 Brand Identity
GD375 Packaging (2016)
Dynamic Media: Animation, dimension (3D) and motion graphics.
GD203 Dynamic Media I: Motion Graphics
GD303 Dynamic Media II: Storytelling
Interactive Design: Interface design, website design and UX design for screen.
GD202 Interactive Design I
GD204 Interactive Design II
GD358 Interactive Design for Portfolio
Visual Arts and Illustration: Photography, drawing and illustration.
VA113 Introduction to Drawing
VA180 Digital Photography I
GD216 Drawing and Illustration II
Professional Development: Business practices, self-promotion, portfolio development.
GD361 Portfolio Development for Graphic and Digital Design
GD369 Professional Practices I
Art history, communications and English.
AH203 History of Posters, the Art of Persuasion
CMNS155, ENGL105 or equivalent.
Other Graphic Design Upper Level Courses
GD498 Directed Study (Graphic + Digital Design)
GD499 Directed Study (Graphic + Digital Design)