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GDMA: Graphic Design for Marketing

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This is GDMA

Thanks for considering Kwantlen's Graphic Design for Marketing program (GDMA). We are proud of our unique, highly respected program, which offers degrees and diplomas, reflecting the important social and cultural impact of design on society.

The GDMA program provides you with a well-balanced education in graphic design, marketing, business, technology and liberal education. The dynamic and relevant curriculum provides our graduates with comprehensive portfolios, sought after by the industry.

With small class sizes, leading-edge computer-equipped studios and labs, and an experienced faculty we are confident that your GDMA program will be productive and challenging – all for a competitive tuition fee in one of Canada's most beautiful regions, metro Vancouver.

This site will help you find out more about GDMA, including course information, portfolio requirements, how and when to apply, and other important events. We look forward to hearing from you.

Overview
  • 4-Year full-time degree program on Kwantlen's Richmond campus
  • Small class-sizes with only 20 students per program year
  • High-calibre faculty and staff with strong industry links
  • Excellent facilities with modern software and dedicated labs
Enrolment
  • Accepting 20 students for each intake, once a year
  • Apply as early as November 1st, applications due by March 31st
  • Portfolios accepted and reviewed in April
  • Program starts in September

Portfolios
The GDMA journey begins with a selective-entry portfolio and interview process. Prospective students present their work to our faculty for review.

Facilities
Upon acceptance into the program, GDMA students can expect small class-sizes in our excellent facilities, with individual workstations and the latest software.

Campus Life
As part of Kwantlen's Faculty of Design, GDMA is located on the bustling Richmond Campus along with the Fashion, Interiors, and Foundations In Design programs.

Events
GDMA proudly presents a series of monthly presentations by guest designers, communications experts and BC retail organizations, free of charge and open to everyone.

Student Life
A four-year program, students go through GDMA in a cohort of about 20 classmates. With one day off and usually one class per day, part-time work is still possible.

Student Work
Projects range from web and print publications to signage and packaging, focusing not only on the final design of products, but on the marketing and business behind it.

In the fourth year, graduates complete a self-initiated major project, ranging in topics from retail to hospitality, entertainment to health, interactivity to social issues.

Industry Links
GDMA faculty members are working professionals, and with the combination of field trips and mentorships throughout the program, our grads work closely with industry.

Degree Links
Every year, our graduates work together to produce a degree show, marketing themselves to the industry with a grand exhibition and panel discussion events.

Graduation
The dynamic and relevant curriculum provides our degree graduates with comprehensive portfolios, sought after by the industry.