Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication Admission Requirements

    • BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
    • A minimum grade of C in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
    • Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
    • Interview required if portfolio review is successful
    • Two letters of reference, written submission documents, and an online portfolio. Portfolios are reviewed by an admissions committee on the basis of drawing, design, use of colour, creativity, media variety, skill and presentation. Applicants whose portfolios meet the standards of the program will be required to submit a sketchbook for review, attend an interview, and complete tests in drawing, written communication, and creative thinking.

    For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

  • Admission Note:

    Please note that English 100 is a required course in the first term of the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication program. In order to enroll in any English course, students must submit the results of the Capilano University Diagnostic Test (EDT) or the Language Proficiency Index Test (LPI) unless they meet the EDT/LPI exemptions listed in the University calendar or on the Capilano English website.