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Graphic Design Associate Certificate


  • Location

    Full-time: This program is offered at both the Burnaby And Downtown Campus locations.

    Part-time: Course offerings at each location vary from term to term. Please check the website for course availability each term.

    Burnaby Campus
    3700 Willingdon Avenue
    Burnaby, BC

    Downtown Campus
    555 Seymour Street
    Vancouver, BC

  • Length

    Full-time program

    The full-time program is six months, beginning in April and October each year.

    Part-time program

    Part-time students have the flexibility of completing the program at their own pace. Most students complete this program within two years, although it is possible to complete this program more quickly by taking multiple courses each term.

    The maximum time to complete this program is five years.

  • Tuition Estimate

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time and part-time tuition fees.

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
  • Credential Granted
    Associate Certificate

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

Application Deadline Advice

Full-time program

This program is open to applications beginning:

  • June 1* for the spring (April) intake
  • November 1* for the fall (October) intake

Applications are considered for a specific intake.

*or next business day

Part-time program

This program is open to program declarations throughout the year.

Contact Info

Part-time Studies

Angelina Shine
Program Assistant, Digital Arts Part-time Studies
604-451-7198 | Angelina_Shine@bcit.ca

Full-time Studies

Karen Harvey
Program Assistant
, Digital Arts
604-453-4032 | Karen_Harvey@bcit.ca

Paul Sawyer
Program Head, Graphic Design
604-456-1011 | Paul_Sawyer@bcit.ca

Contact a Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
  • Course selection and program planning
  • Declaring your program
  • Making changes to your approved program plan
  • Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
  • Laddering options
  • Job placement and graduate outcomes
  • Student life

1) Program Admission Requirements

Apply to program

International students: Please note that a study permit is required to attend this program. Visit Permits and Visas for more information.

Apply for the full-time Graphic Design program:

Applications are accepted by BCIT Admissions for full-time intakes. To apply to this program:

  1. Click on Apply Now
  2. Select Apply for a program and follow the prompts
  3. Choose I am new to this program when selecting entrance type
  4. Proceed with the application
Apply Now

Declare the part-time Graphic Design program:

Declare your intention to complete this program on a course-by-course basis through Part-time Studies. Declaring your program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined and provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit. To declare this program:

  1. Click on Declare Now
  2. Select Apply for a program and follow the prompts
  3. Choose Part-time Program Declaration when selecting entrance type
  4. Proceed with the declaration request
Declare Now

Upon approval, a program plan will be sent to you confirming your program of study. Please allow approximately 8 weeks for processing.

You can check the status of your application or declaration at any time.

Scheduled intakes

Part-time: January, April and September.

Full-time: April and October each year.

myCommunication

Full-time program

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.