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Graphic Design Diploma


Intake
  • Fall
  • Winter

  • Program Start Date
    September, January
  • Campuses
    Vancouver Downtown

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    111.5 Credits (2 years, full-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $19,700 total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1000 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    Face-to-Face

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out VCC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Early application is recommended. This program admits students based on a competitive selection process. 

International students may refer to the VCC International page for details on admission deadlines.

Application Fee: $35

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

A) Standard Admission Requirements (Entry into Year 1):

  1. English 12 (C) grade or equivalent English proficiency
  2. Interview with Selection Committee.

Prior to interview students are required to provide:

  • Personal portfolio*
  • Resumé
  • letter of intent clearly listing reasons for pursuing the diploma*

B) Advanced Admission Requirements (Entry into Year 2):

  1. One of:
  • Completion of VCC Graphic Design Certificate.
  • Completion of a graphic design certificate equivalent from another recognized institution as determined by the program Department Head.
        2. Interview with Selection Committee.

Prior to interview students are required to provide:

  • Professional portfolio*
  • Resumé
  • letter of intent, clearly listing reasons for pursuing the diploma*
  • Three references from people who have worked with the applicant in a relevant professional environment*

*For further information on the above, please view the Graphic Design Selection Guidelines available on the VCC website.

Admission Advice

1. It is recommended that you have:

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently with confidence
  • Customer service-oriented outlook and ability to work well with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to give and receive feedback
  • Motivation, curiosity, and research-orientation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to spend full days doing computer-based work
  • Basic understanding of Mac computers (strongly recommended)

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy VCC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate the appropriate level of English language proficiency to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom. 

Be sure to check your program admissions requirements for the level of English required. Requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for VCC.

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

There are three types of requirements that applicants to VCC need to meet:

  • General requirements (completion of high school or be at least 16 years of age)
  • English language proficiency requirements
  • Program requirements (detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for VCC)
Verify information directly with VCC.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program of study at VCC. Program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for VCC)

Verify information directly with VCC.

 

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program of study at VCC. Program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for VCC)

Verify information directly with VCC.

 

BC Transfer Student

Students transferring between post-secondary institutions in BC may refer to the BC Transfer Guide to search course transferability.

If you have completed some post-secondary education at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at VCC. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process by submitting a formal request (an Approval for Transfer Credit form) to Registrar's Office attaching all required documents. 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary education at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at VCC. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process by submitting a formal request (an Approval for Transfer Credit form) to Registrar's Office attaching all required documents. 

Mature Student

You must be at least 18 years old (unless you have graduated from Secondary School) to meet the general admission requirement for VCC. In addition, specific program admission requirements must also be met.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all VCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

International Student

VCC International provides helpful information for International Students. It includes information on admission requirements, application procedures and much more.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

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