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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.

Portfolio Guidelines

What should you include in your portfolio package?

Include 8 to 15 examples of your best art and design work: You can include drawings or illustrations, examples of typography, graphic design, digital illustration, videos, paintings, printmaking, photography, journals/sketchbooks, etc. We like seeing process work (how you develop an idea), so don't be shy about including sketches and ideas. We also like seeing a range of work: include more than one type of creative expression. For any non-digital work, please provide high-quality photographs or scans (with good lighting and saved at high resolution for clear viewing).

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 design programs, and why you wish to pursue a four-year Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design for Marketing at KPU.

Please include digital copies of secondary and/or post-secondary transcripts in your submission package. Your transcripts will assist the faculty in the overall assessment of your submission. Your transcripts can be "in progress" (i.e. if you are in Grade 12, send us your marks to date). Provide transcripts in a PDF or image file format.

In your resume, please outline any type of work experience or volunteer work you have done. Distinguish between paid work versus volunteer work, and in each case provide dates and responsibilities/duties, and names of organizations. Please provide this in a PDF format.

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, 2021 and March 1, 2022 for the Fall 2022 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. All interviews will be conducted remotely.

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