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A minor or extended minor in Graphic and Digital Design adds a valuable professional qualification to your résumé and can lead to an entry-level position in the creative industry or to additional job opportunities in your chosen field of study.
A minor or extended minor in Graphic and Digital Design provides you with essential graphic and digital design skills in communication design and interactive design. This applied foundation introduces you to Adobe software, design thinking, creative processes, and professionals standards of practice.
The Graphic and Digital Design minor or extended minor can be applied to any degree program at UFV. Be sure to meet with your academic advisor to develop a program plan and ensure you can complete a Graphic and Digital Design minor or extended minor while earning pre-requisites for upper-level classes in your area of study.
The Graphic and Digital Design minor may be paired with a Visual Arts major and includes the completion of 27 credits, 12 at the lower level, and 15 at the upper level.
You can combine an extended minor in Graphic and Digital Design with another extended minor in one of five fine arts disciplines, including Art History and Visual Studies, Creative Writing, Media and Communication Studies, Theatre, and Visual Arts.
The Graphic and Digital Design extended minor offers optional streams in Dynamic Media, Interactive Design, Communication Design, or Visual Identity.
The Graphic Design extended minor includes the completion of 33 credits, 18 at the lower level, and 15 at the upper level.
The United Nations reports that the creative economy is one of the world’s fastest growing sectors for income generation, job creation, and export earnings.
More than 80,000 British Columbians are employed in the creative sector and the BC Budget 2019 plans on investing $15 million in making BC a leader in the arts. In fact, B.C.'s interactive and digital media sector is one of the fastest growing industries in B.C. at a rate of 11% per year, opening a variety of employment opportunities for visual influencers such as UX, web, and graphic designers.
But visual communicators are not only needed in creative occupations: graduates with graphic design training can harness the power of visual data in virtually any field, including technology, business, arts, and science.
Students wishing to take a minor in Graphic and Digital Design must be enrolled in a degree program at UFV and meet the eligibility requirements for declaration.
Please refer to your specific degree program in the UFV Academic Calendar for entrance requirements, declaration eligibility, and residency requirements.
Upon successful completion of the Graphic and Digital Design minor or extended minor, students will be able to:
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