Portfolio Nights

Portfolio Nights at VIU

You want to study Graphic Design, but you're freaked out about your portfolio? We got your back!

Jan 28, 2019
VIU Building 325
Room 207

Bring whatever you’ve made yourself and we’ll help you decide what to put in your portfolio to show of you and your work at their best. No matter where you want to study, we’ll help you give it your best shot. *

* Seriously. We’d love for you to come to VIU, but wherever your dreams tell you to go, we want you to get there and be a raging success.

What can go in a portfolio?

  • 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!

Can’t make it?

It’s not your fault you live far away. Take photos of your work, or make copies of your digital work; save everything as JPGs (less than 2MB each, please) and email a maximum of ten pieces to Patrick.Foster@viu.ca. (Be sure to include your contact info!) We’ll review the work and give you feedback to help you get your submission portfolio together in less than ten days, barring something unforeseen.

At a glance

Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design

Program length:
4 years

Nanaimo campus

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