VIU Design

VIU Portfolio Night 2022

Important: This year, we had planned on offering two portfolio review sessions, but due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, our in-person session on Tuesday, January 25, has been cancelled.

Every year, we hear more or less the same thing from high school students interested in the Graphic Design, Visual Art, or Interior Design programs at VIU: “I don’t know what to put in my application portfolio.”

Most years we invite everyone to Portfolio Night, our annual review event where you can bring your work and get a hand putting together an application portfolio that works for your goals. But just like last year, this isn't most years.

Our Portfolio Night will be online only on Monday, January 24. Monday's online-only event will still be held at 6 pm PST, via Zoom. You'll be able to screenshare your work with VIU faculty who’ll help you assemble the best possible submission for the program you'd like to attend.

(By the way: we’d love for you to apply to VIU, but we’ll help anyone who shows their work, no matter what school they want to attend.)

If you plan on attending our virtual portfolio night, we need to know you're coming. Please email Patrick.Foster@viu.ca to reserve your seat and get an invitation.

Got questions we didn't think of? Email him about those, too. We look forward to seeing you!

So, what can I put in a portfolio, anyway? What should I show you?

  • Drawings and paintings
  • Photographs and jewelry
  • Websites, video or audio
  • Short stories and poems
  • The craft art sculpture your aunt thinks is weird

Anything you’ve made counts!

Portfolio Submissions

What can I study at VIU?

Well, lots. But if you're creative, and you're interested in these sorts of fields, you major in Graphic Design, Interior Design or Visual Art.

How do I get in?

Easy. Apply here!

Monday Jan 28, 2021

6 - 8 pm Online Zoom Session



VIU Portfolio Night 2022 Graphic Design, Interior Design, Visual Art