How to Apply

BFA Design and Production Advisor: Professor Robert Gardiner

Students may apply to the BFA Design and Production Program directly from secondary school, as a transfer student from a college or university, or from another UBC program. All applicants must complete the online University of British Columbia Vancouver Campus applicationThe deadline for application to UBC is January 15. Supplemental material, described below, is also required for application to the BFA Design and Production program. The deadline for submitting the supplemental material to the Design and Production Program is February 15. Students applying to Design and Production directly from secondary school should list the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Design and Production as their first choice of degree program, using the UBC online application, and should send the supplemental material (described below) to the BFA Design and Production Advisor.

Students who have completed transferable courses at another post-secondary institution should list the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Design and Production as their first choice of degree program, using the online application, and send the additional material (described below) to the BFA Design and Production Advisor.

Students who are already attending UBC and want to apply to the BFA program should send the additional material to the BFA Design and Production Advisor.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION:

A letter of intent, a portfolio of work and / or a resume are required for admission to the BFA Design and Production program, in addition to the UBC online application.

Applicants must complete the UBC online application BEFORE submitting the additional material, in order to receive a UBC identification number (student number).  ALL applicants must include their UBC student number in their letter of intent.

The letter of intent should describe your interest in design and production and discuss your goals for university study, and it must include your student identification number. The letter of intent should be sent to the BFA Design and Production Advisor as an email or an email attachment in .pdf format.

The portfolio should include a resume showing your previous experience in the performing or visual arts, and examples of artwork or graphics such as drawing, sketching, painting, photography, design, illustration, and technical drawing and / or photographs of your work for theatre or film production. Applicants who have no examples of artwork or graphics should submit a resume.

To submit the portfolio / resume, send an email to the BFA Design and Production Advisor with a link to your online portfolio. The online portfolio should be an accessible website that doesn’t require a sign-in or password for viewing. If you don’t have a portfolio website, send an email to the BFA Design and Production Advisor with your portfolio, resume, and letter of intent as attachments in .pdf format (include your UBC student identification number in the letter of intent).  Do NOT send portfolios, resumes, and letters of Intent to UBC Admissions.  Send a portfolio or portfolio link to each BFA program for which you are applying.