The Art Institute of Vancouver’s Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design degree program focuses on the increasingly vital relationship between design and sustainable principles. As environmental demands escalate and take center focus in educational and political discourse, there is a growing need for designers who can provide solutions while creating sustainable, eco-conscious designs. This academic program aims to produce designers who combine technical aptitude, critical thinking skills, and ethical awareness. Program graduates will possess knowledge of design and sustainable fundamentals, as well as an understanding of core values, emerging trends and discipline challenges. They will demonstrate professional excellence in the application of environmentally conscious principles to any design project or milieu.

Program objectives

Our specific objectives are to provide students the following:

  • Competencies in a program emphasizing strong theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for graduates to seek entry-level employment;
  • A hands-on, learning-centered educational environment that supports and enhances students’ professional and academic development as designers;
  • Targeted preparation and training for entry-level employment opportunities within the design field;
  • Access to appropriately credentialed faculty with extensive industry experience.

Course List

  • Drawing
  • Fundamentals of Design
  • Colour Theory
  • Digital Imaging
  • Fundamentals of Sustainable Design
  • Graphic Stylization and Symbols
  • Concept Development
  • Digital Illustration
  • Typography
  • Advanced Typography
  • Digital Imaging II
  • Electronic Design
  • Principles of Sustainable Design
  • Sustainable Design Standards
  • Green Campaign
  • Production Procedures
  • Corporate Identity
  • Experimental Typography
  • Design and Technology
  • Advertising
  • Sustainable Design Leadership
  • Art Direction
  • Conceptual Illustration
  • Foundations of Electronic Production
  • Copywriting for Electronic Media
  • Digital Photography
  • Portfolio I

Bachelors degrees are delivered by The Art Institute of Vancouver Inc., PTIB Designated Institution ID-00045 and located at 2665 Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC, V5M 0A7.

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