University of Fraser Valley Overview
The University of Fraser Valley (UFV), located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, is a public university in Canada, providing an excellent academic environment to students from all over the world. Every year more than 2,000 overseas students enroll in various Programs at UFV. The school takes pride in providing quality education by its dynamic faculty to the students through its high-quality teaching so that students are ready to enter the job world upon graduation.
UFV has five campuses in total, one of which is in India. There are four campuses in the beautiful Fraser Valley of BC located in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Hope. The fifth campus is in Chandigarh, India.
Students can choose from more than 70 programs and earn the following credentials:
- Master’s degrees
- Undergraduate bachelor’s degrees
- College certificates and diplomas
- Co-operative education
- English-language upgrading
Flexible options for the students
The students have the flexibility to:
- Take classes online or offline
- Upgrade some from one-year certificates to a degree program
- Change the program, or transfer to another B.C. university with full credit
Study Graphic and Digital Design Diploma at UFV
Every industry and business needs a creative team or a strategist to stand out and make its content more visually appealing. This course helps students to be highly skilled graphic designers. Apart from gaining a solid foundation in graphic design, the students also learn:
- Communication design
- Motion graphics and animation
- Brand identity
- Dynamic media
- Image creation and interactive design
- Adobe Software
- Content Creation
The Program teaches the students how to turn ideas into graphics or animation and conceptualize and utilize critical thinking skills for powerful visual communication. Photography and typography lessons are provided. Emphasis is laid on creative applications like Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.
A MacBook Pro laptop configured per the course specifications is recommended for this course but is considered optional.
Credential Awarded: Diploma
Duration of the Program: 2 Years
Students are taught to make new strategies and apply them to digital communication to have the maximum impact. The knowledge imparted is project-based so that the students can get hands-on learning. Upon completion, there is an option to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts Graphic and Digital Design Major.
This is a full-time 60-credit cohort program offered at the Abbotsford and Mission campuses.
How can one become a visual influencer by learning graphic design?
The course work emphasizes real-world projects so students can make a portfolio and show them to future employers. The studio and labs have all the necessary equipment like scanners, printers, etc. The students can take up to 5 courses each semester.
The College also arranges special events, guest lectures, field trips, academic tours, design conferences, workshops, and mentorship opportunities to understand the subject better.
While studying, students can also choose to work on or off campus, volunteer, or participate in various activities and clubs for overall academic enrichment.
Students can also learn:
- Sustainable Designing
- Professional standards of practice are followed by the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada and the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
Career Opportunities include working as a graphic designer in the following areas:
- Advertising & Marketing
- Mobile & Web design
- Branding & Retail promotion
- Graphic & Communication Design
- Packaging & Publishing
- Motion graphics
- Animation & Video
- Digital Marketing
- Social Media
Tuition costs, materials fees, and student/activity fees:
For domestic students, fees range from $3000CAD TO $4000 CAD per semester.
The book supplies may cost an additional $500CAD.
For international students, the fees range from $9000CAD TO $10,000 CAD per semester.
Click here to know more about tuition fees in detail.
Upon successful completion of the two-year Graphic and Digital Design program, you will be able to:
- Understand the current trends used in the creative industry
- Sound knowledge of the latest tools and software
- Engage in critical thinking and problem-solving
- Develop strategies for planning and producing visual communications
- Create graphics, animation, etc.
The demand for this profession is constantly rising, so if you’re creative and want to be a visual storyteller, this is the best course to choose.
Click here to register yourself for the online info session for this course.