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Graphic Design for Marketing

Want to feed your creativity and fuel your passion for graphic design? Come join our small community of talented students and immerse yourself in our innovative, studio-based program.

Here, you’ll develop the critical thinking, industry-relevant tools, and business and marketing savvy you need to future-ready your design career. And since we keep our class sizes small, you’ll get to know your faculty, and meet lifelong friends and future collaborators.

By the end of four years, you’ll have the conceptual and technical skills to tackle real-world design challenges, the confidence and negotiation skills to work with clients and team members, the inspiration to continue exploring your creative future, and the portfolio and practicum experience that will get you hired.

Explore the work of our current graduates

Explore the work of our recent graduates

Our students are award winning

2022

  • Riley Park 2022 Graduate
    • Project: Shifting Minds
    • Social Good Design Awards  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
  • Akram Shaban 2022 Graduate
    • Project: 94+
    • Salazar Award — Interactive, Honourable Mention  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
  • Ella Taylor 2022 Graduate
    • Project: The Last Stop
    • Salazar Award — Branding  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
    • Project: Dickies
    • Salazar Award — Branding, Honourable Mention  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
  • Manesha Dulay 3rd Year
    • Project: Sanisingni
    • Salazar Award — Interactive  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
    • Project: Remembering to Remember
    • Ray Hrynkow Scholarship  
    • Design Professionals of Canada — formerly GDC
  • Priya Sahota 3rd Year
    • Project: My ED Helper
    • Salazar Award — Interactive, Honourable Mention  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
  • Cali Martin 2nd Year
    • Project: 1984
    • Salazar Award — Print, Honourable Mention  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
  • Bella Sanchez 2nd Year
    • Project: Coastal Creatures
    • Salazar Award — Branding, Honourable Mention  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
    • Project: Fenrir
    • Salazar Award — Print, Honourable Mention  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada

2021

  • Brett Boivin 2021 Graduate
    • Project: Dancing Pickle Sandwiches
    • Silver — Graphic Design  
    • Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC)
  • Marta Caduhada 2021 Graduate
    • Project: Next Fest 2021
    • Winner — Promotional Design  
    • Applied Arts
    • Project: Folkhouse Brewery: Meet the Gang
    • Bronze — Graphic Design  
    • Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC)
    • Project: Folkhouse Brewery: Meet the Gang
    • Finalist  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
  • Carmen Cheung 2021 Graduate
    • Project: Departure
    • Winner — Graphic Design  
    • Applied Arts
    • Project: Folkhouse Brewery — Chicken Tales Beer
    • Winner — Packaging  
    • Applied Arts
    • Project: Chinatown Vancouver Tourism Guidebook
    • Bronze — Editorial & Book Design  
    • Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC)
  • Manesha Dulay 3rd Year
    • Project: India's Farmers Protest
    • Jim Rimmer Scholarship  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
    • Project: India's Farmers Protest
    • Honourable Mention, Gravity Inc. Award for Social Change  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
    • Project: India's Farmers Protest
    • Honourable Mention, Works Design Award for Web Design  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
  • Miguel Manrique 2022 Graduate
    • Project: In the thick of the smoke
    • Salazar Award — Motion & Video  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
  • Akram Shaban 2022 Graduate
    • Project: Zaytun
    • Salazar Award — Branding  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
    • Project: Zaytun
    • Honourable Mention, Forge Media + Design Award for Logo Design  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
  • Kurtis Stevenson 2022 Graduate
    • Project: Snack Pack
    • Honourable Mention, Greenmelon Award for Packaging Design  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
  • Ella Taylor 2022 Graduate
    • Project: Epidemic of Apprehension
    • Winner, Pivot Award for Information Design  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
  • Cassidy Van Delft 2022 Graduate
    • Project: Hereabouts Locally Sourced Eatery
    • Silver — Editorial & Book Design  
    • Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC)

2020

  • Brett Boivin 2021 Graduate
    • Project: Data in Motion
    • Finalist — Graphic Design  
    • Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC)
    • Project: Folkhouse Brewing Cooperative
    • Finalist — Graphic Design  
    • Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC)
  • Carmen Cheung 2021 Graduate
    • Project: Soul Soup
    • Salazar Award — Print  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
  • Melissa Fraser 2021 Graduate
    • Project: Polari
    • Finalist — Graphic Design  
    • Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC)
  • Joshua Groom 2021 Graduate
    • Project: Coco Bark
    • Winner — Packaging  
    • Applied Arts
  • Liam Kennedy 2021 Graduate
    • Project: The Runaways
    • Ray Hrynkow Scholarship  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
    • Project: The Runaways
    • Jim Rimmer Scholarship  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
    • Project: The Runaways
    • Winner — Editorial Design  
    • Applied Arts
    • Project: The Runaways
    • Honourable Mention — Student Student Awards  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
    • Project: The Runaways
    • Salazar Award — Print, Honourable Mention  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
    • Project: The Folk Ale Beer Series
    • Winner — 52 Pick-Up Award for Typography  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
    • Project: The Folk Ale Beer Series
    • Bronze — Graphic Design  
    • Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC)
  • Arden Leidl 2021 Graduate
    • Project: Marmitts
    • Winner — Packaging Design  
    • Applied Arts
  • Paris Summers 2021 Graduate
    • Project: Little Bear
    • Cheryl Lynn Rutledge Northern Indigenous Student Award  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
  • Linda Luu 2020 Graduate
    • Project: The Ugly Dumpling
    • Salazar Award — Branding  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada

2019

  • Melissa Fraser 2021 Graduate
    • Project: Folkhaus Brewery
    • Top Talent — Print  
    • Adobe Design Achievement Awards
    • Project: Folkhaus Brewery
    • Winner — Packaging Design  
    • Applied Arts
  • Julianne Herbert 2020 Graduate
    • Project: Amie Birth Control App
    • Bronze — Interactive  
    • Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC)
    • Project: Founding Fathers
    • Winner — Packaging Design  
    • Applied Arts
    • Project: Founding Fathers
    • Bronze — Graphic Design  
    • Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC)
  • Liam Kennedy 2021 Graduate
    • Project: No Country for Old Men
    • Winner — Editorial Design  
    • Applied Arts
  • Sarah Kraft 2020 Graduate
    • Project: Saver — Meal Planning App
    • Salazar Award — Interactive, Honourable Mention  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada

2018

  • Hannah Friesen 2018 Graduate
    • Project: Pick Your Poison
    • Winner — Design  
    • Applied Arts
    • Project: Burt's Bees Rebrand
    • Salazar Award — Branding  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
  • Mackenzie Gooch 2018 Graduate
    • Project: Gutless Vegan Butcher Shop
    • Winner —  q30 Design Award  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
    • Project: Gutless Vegan Butcher Shop
    • Gravity Award for Social Good Design — Honourable Mention  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
    • Project: Gutless Vegan Butcher Shop
    • Salazar Award — Print, Honourable Mention  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
  • I-Chen Hsu 2019 Graduate
    • Project: Folkhouse Brewery — New Icons
    • Winner — Packaging Design  
    • Applied Arts
  • Dustin Matos 2018 Graduate
    • Project: LVLCAP Gaming Blog
    • Winner — Studio123 Award for Visual Web Design  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)

2017

  • Mackenzie Gooch 2018 Graduate
    • Project: Gutless Vegan Butcher Shop
    • Jim Rimmer Scholarship  
    • Graphic Designers of Canada
  • Ashbel Ong 2017 Graduate
    • Project: Caribou Coffee
    • Mosaic Award for Story-telling  
    • Registered Graphic Designers (RGD)
The Wilson School of Design offers four Bachelor of Design degrees, two diplomas, one certificate, and CIDA accreditation for interior designers. Curious? Take the next step forward in your pursuit of potential.
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Program Model

Year 1
1100 Introduction to University Writing
1100 Typographic Design 1
1110 Image Development
1121 Graphic Design Software Applications 1
1140 Graphic Design And Society 1
1200 Typographic Design 2
1210 Concept Development
1220 Graphic Design Software Applications 2
1240 Graphic Design & Society 2
1199 Introduction to Marketing
Year 2
2140 Communication Design & Popular Culture
2100 Editorial Design 1
2110 Introduction to Advertising Design
2120 Print Technologies
2140 Communication Design & Popular Culture
2200 Editorial Design 2
2210 Web Design
2222 Video & Animation
2230 Introduction to Marketing Communications
GDMA Liberal Education Elective
Year 3
3100 Information Design
3110 UI/UX Design 1
3122 Interactive Technologies: Design & Development
3130 Marketing Communications Design 1
3140 Interactive Technologies & Society
3200 Branding 1
3210 Packaging Design
3220 UI/UX Design 2
3225 Typographic Design 3
3230 Marketing Communications Design 2
Year 4
3000 Strategic Marketing Decision Making
4100 Branding 2
4120 Capstone Project
4130 Small Business Essentials
4200 Advertising Design
4221 Strategic Portfolio Development
4222 Special Topics in Interactive Technologies
4230 Mentorship for Professional Practice
4240 Contemporary Issues in Graphic Design
- GDMA Liberal Education Elective