Capilano University

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication (IDEA)

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Program Information

School:Capilano University
Faculty:Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, Idea School of Design
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. In the Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication degree program, we make it our business to keep up with industry trends and innovations; and take you with us.

The world of design moves fast and the program is rigorous, industry-focused and responsive to cultural change and technology advances. You’ll engage with instructors who are professionals with years of experience and broad networks across the industry. Bring our talent, passion and goals to a program with a reputation for industry-ready grads.

Prior to graduation, you’ll take part in an eight-week industry practicum placement to help you hit the ground running in your career. After practicum, you’ll showcase your portfolio at our annual Grad Show, which is attended by Vancouver’s top agencies and art directors, who are actively on the lookout for new creative talent.
URL:Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication (IDEA) at Capilano University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $27,578

Cost shown is for Year 1 and includes fees.

Admission Requirements


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

    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.

      Modified on September 08, 2022