BFA Design & Production Program: How to Apply

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” or “Theatre Design / Technical” as their first choice of a degree program, using the UBC online application, and should send the supplemental material (described below) using the online supplemental application form, linked below.

Students who have completed transferable courses at another post-secondary institution should list the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in “Design and Production” or “Theatre Design / Technical” as their first choice of a degree program, using the online application, and should submit the supplemental application form below.

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 Program using the online supplemental application, linked below.

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. If you are applying to more than one BFA program, you should submit supplemental application materials to each program for which you apply.

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

To submit the portfolio / resume / letter of intent, click on the link for the supplemental application form below. Submit your letter of intent as a .pdf file. If your portfolio is on a website, you should include the link to the website in your letter of intent. Portfolio websites must be publicly accessible websites and can not require a sign-in or password for viewing. If you don’t have a website, submit your portfolio as a separate .pdf file.

The deadline for submitting the supplemental material to the Design and Production Program is February 15.