The Graphic and Digital Design program uses a multidisciplinary approach to introduce the knowledge, technology and skills graduates need to succeed in the creative industry today. Students work in an innovative environment using industry standard software and Macintosh computers. Graduates from the 2-year diploma program can gain entry-level positions in the field, freelance, or continue their studies at UFV to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor or extended minor in graphic design.
The Graphic and Digital Design program introduces students to:
- Visual Arts: Photography and drawing
- Communication Design: Branding, advertising, information design, publishing, packaging, and corporate communication
- Dynamic Media: Motion graphics, interactive design, interface design and user experience (UX) design for screen, digital publishing
- Illustration: Digital and traditional media
To see student work, stories, GDD news and events, visit DESIGN mission
Acceptance into the GDD Diploma program is competitive. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio and attend a GDD Introduction Session. GDD offers two application deadlines with early applicants given priority in the review process.
GDD 2014 Admissions Timeline
GDD 2014 Portfolio Guidelines
Deadlines for early applicants:
Monday March 31, 2014: Application submission
Monday April 14, 2014, 3:00 pm: GDD Introduction Session and Portfolio Submission
Note: Early applicants will be given priority in the review process.
International applicants must meet the early admissions deadlines and submit their application on March 31 and portfolio on April 14, 2014. Contact UFV International at 604-504-7441 or visit the UFV International website for information about admission. Different fees and procedures apply.
Deadlines for late applicants:
Friday May 16, 2014: Application submission
Monday June 2, 2014, 3:00 pm: GDD Introduction Session and Portfolio Submission
BFA Educational Advisor
604-504-7441 ext. 4406