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Spring Information Sessions & Portfolio Workshops

Interested in applying to one of our design programs? Come join us for free Information Sessions and/or Portfolio Workshops!

KPU Richmond Campus
Wilson School of Design Building (New!)
5600 Kwantlen Street
Richmond, BC

*Please note:

We have moved in to our brand new building, directly adjacent to the Richmond KPU Campus. To find us, there are several options:

- Enter at one of two entrances on Kwantlen Street (right across from the Lansdowne Shopping Centre, and only steps from the Skytrain)

- Enter from the main Richmond KPU Campus (8771 Lansdowne Road), and enter our building from the ground floor, accessible from the covered campus parkade, or cross the covered bridge from the Richmond Campus, onto our 1st floor. 

- If you're unsure, simply enter the main Richmond Campus and ask anyone to direct you.

Product Design - Portfolio Workshop: Design Thinking
Saturday, Jan 26 | 10am - 12pm | Room 3970

Instructor: Iryna Karaush

In this workshop you will learn about Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design. By making prototypes you will learn how to create rapid prototypes that provoke design ideas, tangible experiences, and make you think through interactions.


Graphic Design for Marketing - Portfolio + Writing Workshop
Saturday, January 26 | 11am - 1pm | Room 1960

Putting the polish on your portfolio and written statement? Drop by for friendly feedback!


Fashion Design & Technology - Sewing Components
Saturday, January 26 | 10am - 2pm | Room 3920

If you're looking for a little extra feedback on your portfolio pieces before you attend our portfolio review, attend one or more of our Portfolio Workshops to get you prepared!

Join us to learn some sewing techniques to prepare your entrance portfolio.  You will learn how to operate an industrial sewing machine, try out some samples and receive tips on how to complete the shirt component of the portfolio requirements.  Other student work examples will be shown and there will be an opportunity to receive feedback on any other work you have in progress.  All supplies included and bring along a lunch/snack.


Designing Futures
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | 10am - 12noon

KPU Richmond Campus, NEW Wilson School of Design Building
Room 2960
Instructor: Sue Fairburn

Led by Sue Fairburn, Designer/Researcher, this workshop will introduce students to imagination and design fiction. Designers often make products that meet needs and solve problems, but sometimes they do this by imagining 'what if?' We will look at Designers and Filmmakers who imagine Future Products - some bring delight and others fear. We'll generate scenarios to feed our own ideas for future products and lastly we'll use a design method called 'Headlining' to tell how they'll be used. 


Complete the form below to sign up for any of our free Info Sessions or Portfolio Workshops (Registration is not required but assists our faculty to ensure that we have enough supplies on hand).