Deadline for applications for Fall 2016 enrollment: March 1, 2016. Deadline for portfolio submissions is Friday, April 15, 2016 (9AM to 4PM) or Saturday, April 16, 2016 (9AM to 1PM). For more information about how to submit your portfolio, go to www.kpu.ca/design/gdma/portfolios
Welcome to the Graphic Design for Marketing program (GDMA). We are proud of our unique, highly respected Bachelor degree 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 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.
- 4-Year full-time degree program on Kwantlen's Richmond campus
- Small class-sizes with only 20-25 students per program year
- High-calibre faculty and staff with strong industry links
- Excellent facilities with modern software and dedicated labs
- Accepting 20-22 students for each intake, once a year
- Apply as early as November 1st, applications due by March 1st
- Portfolios accepted and reviewed in April
- Program starts in September
The GDMA journey begins with a selective-entry portfolio and interview process. Prospective students present their work to our faculty for review.
Upon acceptance into the program, GDMA students can expect small class-sizes in our excellent facilities, with individual workstations and the latest software.
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.
GDMA proudly presents a series of monthly presentations by guest designers, communications experts and BC retail organizations, free of charge and open to everyone.
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.
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, students complete self-initiated major projects, that have ranged from retail to hospitality, entertainment to health, interactivity to social issues.
GDMA faculty members are working professionals, and with the combination of field trips and mentorships throughout the program, our grads work closely with industry.
Every year, our graduates work together to produce a degree show, marketing themselves to the industry with a grand exhibition and panel discussion events.
The dynamic and relevant curriculum provides our degree graduates with comprehensive portfolios, sought after by the industry.