Get creative. Start your career in graphic design for print and web. Learn the latest theories, tools, and techniques while building your portfolio and working with real clients.


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VCD program -Studio practices

Studio experience

Students gain practical experience by running Studio Nuvo, a design studio open to the public. Projects range from logos and letterheads to digital campaigns, and student work is displayed in an annual public showcase.

VCD - Industry-experienced instructors

Cutting-edge curriculum 

The Graphic Design programs curriculum is consistently revised to reflect current industry standards. Using the latest Mac technology and Adobe Creative Cloud, students practice everything from concept development to web design and user/audience experience.

VCD program - Industry-experienced instructors

Industry-experienced instructors

Mentored by experienced designers, Graphic Design programs students learn to focus their creativity in a professional environment and produce sought-after projects while refining their business skills.

World-class facility

Visual Communications Design program  - facility

Visual Communications Design program  - facility

Visual Communications Design program  - facility

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Frequently asked questions

Graphic designers have the unique ability to combine wild creativity with established principles to make something perfectly pleasing to the eye. They're empathetic and customer service-oriented while continuously producing bold ideas using the latest software and printing technology.
  • Graphic designer
  • Web designer
  • Print production specialist
  • Art director
  • Creative director
  • Project manager
  • User interface designer
  • User experience designer
  • Translink
  • The Georgia Straight
  • City Spaces
  • Hot Soup Marketing
  • Steamworks Brewery
  • Daiya Foods
  • Vessi Footwear
  • UBC
  • Vancouver Opera
Yes. Students in the Visual Communications Design Diploma program participate in a 120-hour practicum with a local business. This is in addition to working with public clients at Studio Novo, VCC’s on-campus design studio.

Students in our graphic design programs learn with the same cohort for the entire length of the program, with a maximum of 18 students in each group. These programs can only be taken full-time, with the first year running for 9 months and the second year for 10 months, including a practicum where you work in the industry. Classes run during the daytime, between the hours of 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

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This program helped launch my career as a designer. I’m grateful for the experienced, attentive instructors and the sense of community I got with my classmates.
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