VIU Design

VIU Portfolio Night 2022

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.

This year, we're offering twice the feedback! We're running two Portfolio Nights, one online only on Monday, January 24, and one in-person on Tuesday, January 25. Monday's online-only event will be at 6:00pm 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.

If you're local, or would rather show your work in person, we'll have Tuesday's event on the VIU campus, also at 6:00pm PST.

(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.)

Whether you're coming to virtual review or the in-person, 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 in January!

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
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Online Zoom Session

VIU Portfolio Night 2022