Bachelor of Design Graphic Design

Getting In

Applications are open for admission this Fall with the following requirements:

  • VIU General admission.
  • English 12 or equivalent with a minimum grade of "C."
  • A portfolio submission of your work.
  • A 100–300 word reflection on why you want to take the program and your career goals.
  • A resumé with two references.

Portfolio Submissions

You don't have to be a master artist. Just take what you love to create and share it. Aim for 6–12 examples. Your work can be anything from art, to design work, to photography, to video, to collage, to poetry.

Submissions can be personal as well as assigned projects and can include sketches that show your explorations.

Submit your work to SlideRoom in any of the following formats:

  • PDF, JPEG or TIFF.
  • URL link to your work.
  • URL and/or a PDF document with multiple pages.

Contact us with any questions. We hope to see you soon!

In the case of a discrepancy between this page and the program outline, the program outline takes priority. Check the program outline for official information.

There are only 24 seats available each year, so not everyone who qualifies can be admitted.

At a glance

Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design

Program length:
4 years

Nanaimo campus

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Alumni Profile

Ashley Johnston

Portrait of Ashley Johnston

Ashley’s love of problem solving led her to her position of Web Designer at Real Estate Webmasters in Nanaimo.

Graduated 2015 | Portfolio

Alumni Profile

Laurelle Armet

Portrait of Laurelle Armet

Laurelle's love of marketing design led her to her position of Lead Designer at CGM Marketing Ltd in Nanaimo.

Graduated 2014 | Portfolio

Alumni Profile

Emily Johnston

Portrait of Emily Johnston

Emily’s passion for creative problem solving led her to a Web and Graphic Design position at Leap in Victoria.

Graduated 2016 | Portfolio

Alumni Profile

Trina M’Lot

Portrait of Trina M’Lot

Trina’s desire to design with a positive impact led her to the position of Visual Communications Specialist at Power To Be in Victoria.

Graduated 2013

Alumni Profile

Neil Manuel

Portrait of Neil Manuel

Neil’s adventurous nature led him to his position of Designer and Marketer at Joy Factory Films Inc. in Kamloops.

Graduated 2014 | Portfolio

Alumni Profile

Reese Patterson

Portrait of Reese Patterson

Reese’s love of simplifying things & making cool interfaces led him to his position of UI/UX designer at Eventbase Technologies in Vancouver.

Graduated 2015 | Portfolio

Alumni Profile

Dahlia Yuen

Portrait of Dahlia Yuen

Dahlia’s delight for typography and layout design lead to her becoming a book designer at FriesenPress in Victoria.

Graduated 2015 | Portfolio