Bachelor Of Design in Visual Communication

Bachelor Of Design in Visual Communication

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: April 2
Application fee: CA$135
Intakes: Fall
International tuition: CA$24,788
Domestic tuition: CA$10,722

Program overview

The world of visual communication moves fast. At CapU we make it our business to keep up with industry trends and innovations – and take our students with us. The curriculum is rigorous, industry-focused and responsive to cultural change and technology advances. Students will learn a broad range of design specialties such as branding, illustration, and interactive design. Students will engage with instructors who are professionals with years of experience and broad networks across the industry.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus


BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status. A minimum grade of C in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples. Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course. Interview required if portfolio review is successful. Two letters of reference, written submission documents, and an online portfolio. Portfolios are reviewed by an admissions committee on the basis of drawing, design, use of colour, creativity, media variety, skill and presentation. Applicants whose portfolios meet the standards of the program will be required to submit a sketchbook for review, attend an interview, and complete tests in drawing, written communication, and creative thinking.

Career opportunities

The Capilano University provides its students with jop opportunities. Most of the vacancies contain of clerical or administrative positions. Capilano gives first consideration to internal candidates, defined as staff covered under the MoveUP collective agreement, with the appropriate seniority as per Article 25.07(b). If there are no qualified internal candidates, CapU then considers qualified external candidates. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Campus location

North Vancouver , Canada