Application Information

STEP 1  Apply to KPU

All details on the KPU admissions process and entrance requirements can be found here: Apply to KPU online at:

STEP 2  Prepare your portfolio package

Once you have completed your application, you will receive instructions on how to submit your portfolio package through an online submission platform called Slideroom. This portfolio presents your potential to work in the field of graphic design for marketing.

To help you create the most effective package possible, we offer workshops, feedback sessions and open houses.  Click here for more information on dates to come. For entrance/portfolio requirements and process, click here.

STEP 3  Attend an interview

Eligible applicants who have met the application and documentation submission requirements will be contacted for an interview.

STEP 4  You’ll be notified of our decision

Within 2 weeks of your interview, you are able to view the results on your Online Self-Service checklist, regardless of your application status.

Only once all entrance requirements and documentation submissions have been completed, then your application status will be updated and you will be informed of your application decision by KPU Admissions. It is in your best interest to complete your application checklist as soon as possible or your seat may be offered to another student who has completed their checklist before you. Students who have graduated high school and have previous post-secondary education must submit their official post-secondary transcripts to Admissions before being considered for an offer.

Your application decision will be one of the following:

  • Offered admission to the Graphic Design for Marketing program, or
  • Waitlisted for entry to the Graphic Design for Marketing program, or
  • Not accepted into the Graphic Design for Marketing program at this time. If you are not accepted into the Graphic Design for Marketing program, you are encouraged to develop your knowledge, skills, and portfolio and begin reapplying as early as October 1, 2023 for the September 2024 intake.

STEP 5  Pay your deposit

If you are sent an offer to our program, reserve your seat by paying a deposit by the specified deadline.  Details will be provided in your offer package from the Admissions Office.

STEP 6  Register for classes

Admitted students who have paid the confirmation deposit will receive registration instructions.