Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication important dates
Early applications open: Oct. 3, 2023 – Jan. 24, 2024
Late applications open: Feb. 1 – April 2, 2024
Course registration and waitlisting start: July 2, 2024
Fee payment deadline: Aug. 19, 2024, 4 p.m.
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.
The program is rigorous, offering many all-day classes and strong levels of peer support during your learning and design process. You'll engage with instructors who are professionals with years of experience and broad networks across the industry.
Tuition fees include industry-quality tools such as personal laptops with all necessary software, cameras, and substantial art materials for classes and workshops. We also fund student memberships to professional associations in Canada, local events and guest speakers.
Prior to graduation, you'll take part in an eight-week industry practicum placement to help you transition into your new career. You'll also showcase your portfolio and design work at our annual Grad Show, which is attended by Vancouver's top agencies and art directors.
We also offer study abroad partnerships with two schools: Bisen College in Japan and Robert Gordon University’s Gray’s School of Art in Scotland. Our third-year students also enjoy a week-long trip to a cultural hub, with past trips to New York City, Toronto and Mexico City.
Bring your talent, passion and goals to a program with a reputation for industry-ready graduates.
Learn from top artists and designers
During your intensive four-year visual communication design training, your instructors will be by your side, sharing their knowledge and providing real world, constructive support with your creative projects.