University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1

Visual Communication Design

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Design and Applied Arts, OtherFine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Description In Visual Communication Design our approach is interdisciplinary. We are interested in information, communication, instruction and education, and do not deal with consumer product advertising or the promotion of commercial service industries. Thesis topics of former students have included teaching aids for dyslexic children, graphic symbols for industrial safety, orientation aids for the visually impaired, English teaching aids for immigrants, traffic safety communications, and other topics centered on instruction, education, health, cultural activities or scientific communication in both traditional and new media.
Website: Visual Communication Design at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 95] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

Applicants may also take a PTE with a minimum score of 65 in order to prove their English proficiency.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
A portfolio of design work and transcripts are also required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015