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Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication (IDEA)

Capilano University

Faculty:Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, Idea School of Design
Field of Study:Design and Visual Communications, General
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $13,584
International: $29,090

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.



Want to be part of the next generation of creative professionals? Develop your skill in branding, illustration and interactive design in the 4-year Bachelor of Design at CapU.

In the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication degree program, we make it our business to keep up with industry trends, innovations in technology and stay responsive to cultural change.

You'll be prepared for a career doing what you love, whether that's illustration, branding, graphic design, visual design, art direction, character design, typography and storyboarding, interactive design, UI (user interface) and UX (user experience), editorial design, publishing, digital media, environmental design and more.


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    Applicants are required to have high school graduation. Applicants are also required to have a minimum grade of C in either English Studies 12, English 12, or English 12 First Peoples.
    Application Notes : English is the language of instruction at CapU. All applicants are required to demonstrate competence in the English language prior to admission. If English is not your first language or you've received your education in a language other than English, you must meet our English Language Requirements.
    Additional Admission Requirements:

      • One letter of reference
      • Entrance questionnaire
      • Portfolio

      • Program-specific requirements must be submitted through our online portal SlideRoom
      • - If your portfolio meets the standards of the program you will be invited to attend an interview, complete tests in drawing, creative thinking and communication, and asked to bring a sketchbook for review

      Current Grade 12 students can be conditionally accepted based on final Grade 11 grades or interim Grade 12 grades. Students can upload proof of grades (e.g. unofficial transcripts, copies of report cards) through EducationPlannerBC when applying to Capilano University. Final acceptance will be based on high school graduation and having met the program specific requirements.

      Note: All B.C. applicants must release their grades to CapU via the BC Ministry of Education at Student Transcripts Services (STS). Please do this as soon as possible.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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