Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design

Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: March 31
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$40
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$19,419
Domestic tuition: CA$8,332

Program overview

This degree program is hands-on and rich in applied elements and experiential learning to prepare students for the evolving requirements of the graphic design and visual communication industry in today's knowledge and information-based culture. The degree also promotes the skills associated with Bachelor of Arts programs, including analytical and critical thinking skills, solid oral and written communication skills, and general flexibility and adaptability. Students will develop awareness of social responsibility, ethics, cultural contexts and global communications considerations. The program features lectures, studio classes, computer lab instruction, critiques, project work, portfolio development and a graduation show. A rigorous work ethic and time-management skills are required for all courses. As in the profession, students juggle multiple projects and deadlines, undertake projects as teams, research, report, cooperate, communicate and present their work.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
General admission requirements apply. Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design students must submit the following to support their application: A portfolio A 100-300 word written statement on reasons and goals for seeking enrolment in the program and indicating research about the profession A résumé including two references Applicants' portfolios should include 6-12 items. The work can come from a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to: hand rendered sketching (pencil, ink) painting (water colour, oils, acrylics) collage (mixed media, other) photography 3D sculpture or prop building writing (essays, poems, blogs) digital work (commissioned or not) jewelry making pottery fabric work (original sewing, needle work) motion (video, digital) websites (blogs, animation) sound (music, recordings) journals (sketching, writing) process sketch books The Duolingo English Test (only For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) - 110

Career opportunities

Graphic designers work in new media and web design, packaging, illustration, animation, production and prepress, advertising, marketing communications design, art and creative direction, corporate identity, broadcast design, corporate communications, information design, editorial design, education, environmental and exhibit design, signage, and related occupations.

Campus location

Nanaimo , Canada

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