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Portfolio Requirements

The Wilson School of Design uses an online submission portal, SlideRoom, to collect, evaluate, and store portfolios. Once you have completed your online application to KPU, you may upload your portfolio package onto SlideRoom

Please ensure you have completed your online application and reviewed the requirements for your portfolio package submission before uploading to SlideRoom. Please be aware there is a supplemental fee and data privacy consent required when creating a SlideRoom profile. 

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First off, have you applied to KPU?

Before you submit any your work to us, you must first apply to KPU. Detailed steps are outlined here

Where do you submit your portfolio package?

Once you have completed your application, you will receive instructions on how to submit your portfolio through an online submission platform called SlideRoom.  Eligible applicants who have met the application and documentation submission requirements will be contacted for an interview.

UPCOMING EVENTS

GDMA Portfolio Review Sessions
Before you hit the SlideRoom submit button, get valuable feedback on your portfolio in a 1-on-1 session with Graphic Design for Marketing faculty! 15-minute sessions are limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. Email gdma@kpu.ca to sign up for a session or to get more information.

Saturday, December 4  |  1pm - 4pm (Online and in-person sessions available)*
Thursday, January 27  |  5pm - 7pm  (Online only)

*Please indicate your preference for being online or in-person in your sign-up email. In-person sessions will take place at the Wilson School of Design on the KPU Richmond campus.

Portfolio Guidelines


What should you include in your portfolio package?

PORTFOLIO
Please include a minimum of 3 examples of graphic design (for example, yearbook design, websites or mobile apps, logo design/branding, typography, packaging design, etc.). In addition to graphic design, include 8 to 10 examples of your two-dimensional work, which might include: drawings or paintings, photography, video or animation, process sketches from a sketchbook, journal or tablet.

PERSONAL STATEMENT
Please submit a 2-page (approximately 800 words) statement as a PDF file. Tell us about your educational and career goals, including your investigation into other graphic design programs, and why you wish to pursue a four-year degree in Graphic Design for Marketing at KPU.

TRANSCRIPTS
Please include digital copies of unofficial secondary and/or post-secondary transcripts. Your transcripts will assist in the assessment of your portfolio. (Official transcripts must be sent directly to Admissions). Provide transcripts in a PDF or image file format.

RESUME
Please provide your resume as a PDF. Outline your work or volunteer experience. In each case, provide dates, responsibilities, and names of organizations.


What's next?

We will contact you via email or phone to let you know whether or not you are being invited to attend an interview with Graphic Design for Marketing faculty.

If you have not been invited to attend an interview, you are welcome to apply again to the Graphic Design for Marketing program between October 1, 2022 and March 1, 2023 for the Fall 2023 intake.

If you are invited to an Interview

If you receive an email or phone call inviting you to attend an interview, you will be requested to arrange a date and time for an interview. Interview dates and times will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Interviews may be conducted remotely, in-person or by video submission.

Please note: An interview is not a guarantee of a seat in the program.