The Graphic & Digital Design program is delivered by forward thinking design leaders who challenge convention and strip-away the typical.

The Graphic and Digital Design (GDD) program is more than a design school; it is a design community dedicated to fostering a student experience rich with social engagement and community-based learning. You will work in a fun and collaborative environment and find rewarding opportunities to connect with researchers and professional design practitioners to see the many possibilities of a career in graphic and digital design.

We offer a purpose-driven design diploma and degree that arm students with the ability to be flexible and responsive in an increasingly complex world. By using a multidisciplinary approach, our passionate teachers prepare students to be more engaged, prepared and versatile – for both the creative industry and the business community at large.

Here, you’ll build a portfolio that reflects your passion, leadership, and creative savvy gained through real-world projects, in-depth learning, and cross-disciplinary collaboration.



This full-time, competitive-entry diploma program is an intensive foundation in Graphic and Digital Design that provides essential skills training while immersing you in various fields of practice. Students can exit the program after completion of the diploma or apply to the Graphic and Digital Design major in the BFA degree to leave with a competitive credential in the creative industry.


Complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree with a major in Graphic and Digital Design to gain high-demand skills in communication design, brand identity, interactive design, and dynamic media. Move from essential skills to advanced design courses and personalize your experience by studying full or part- time. This program can be completed in a minimum of 4 years.

A degree allows the depth and breadth of skills needed to succeed and advance in today’s industry. Develop creative leadership, build a portfolio, and get work experience through co-op or practicums. Discover your passion for design, take on complex problems and explore meaningful solutions. Question and reflect on contemporary design issues in social, ecological, and cultural contexts and apply your learning to projects you care about.


Applicants must meet the standard UFV entrance requirements, meet the threshold grade in English 12 for the program, and submit a portfolio of creative work. Please visit UFV GDD’s portfolio requirements page to learn more about how to share your work.