Program Information

School: Capilano University
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Design and Visual Communications, General
Description: Want to be part of the next generation of creative professionals? Learn your craft and develop your skill in visual expression at CapU.

The world of visual communication moves fast. At CapU we make it our business to keep up with industry trends and innovations – and take you with us. The curriculum is rigorous, industry-focused and responsive to cultural change and technology advances. You’ll learn a broad range of design specialties such as branding, illustration, and interactive design. You’ll engage with instructors who are professionals with years of experience and broad networks across the industry. Bring your talent, passion and goals to a program with a reputation for industry-ready graduates.

URL: Design in Visual Communication at Capilano University
Length: 4 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have British Columbia secondary school graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent OR Mature Student status. Applicants are also required to have a minimum grade of C in either English 12 or English 12 First Peoples.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 560] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

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.

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Portfolio

Two letters of reference, written submission documents, and an online portfolio are required. 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.