General admission requires an Alberta or non-Alberta Grade 12 diploma or equivalent. Mature students may be accepted if they have at least two years of documented industry experience in a related discipline (graphic design, video/audio production, desktop publishing) and at least 50 credits toward an Alberta High School Diploma. A grade of 50% or better in English 10 or any Grade 11 English course, or non-Alberta equivalent, is also required. Applicants whose first language is not English, regardless of immigration or citizenship status, must present a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 213 on the Computer Based Test, or 79-80 Internet Based Tests.
All applicants for full-time diploma programs must complete a basic application form. Copies may be obtained on request from Guru Digital Arts College, downloaded, or completed online on the Web site. Applicants must supply a letter of interest, transcripts, and a resume. Applicants must score a 65% or higher on the GDAC General Aptitude Test. All applicants must also submit a portfolio for review and interview with the Program Director. The portfolio submission is flexible in content and formalities, and can be comprised of artwork, illustrations, photography, video/audio production, or digital content that demonstrates your creativity. For more information, please visit the Web site.