Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

This program is open to International and Domestic students who have completed B.C. Grade 12 or equivalent.* For international students who successfully complete this program, the program meets the requirements for Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) eligibility.

This program is Student Loan eligible for domestic students. If interested in exploring this option and you have questions, please contact our Financial Aid department. 

Portfolio Submission

Your portfolio must be submitted to and must include original and recent traditional and/or digital work.  We request a minimum of 8-10 samples and strongly suggest they demonstrate:

  1. Realism from observation (ie. a portrait, your hand, an animal)
  2. Perspective (ie. drawing of a room or building)
  3. Human form and structure through shading and colour rendering
  4. Personal art and design (ie. sketchbook pages, life drawing, finished art)

Please ensure that any traditional art is properly scanned or photographed clearly. 

Academic Transcripts

Applicants must submit official or original academic transcripts from their high school and/or post-secondary (college or university) education. If the transcripts are originally in a language other than English, an official exact English translation must be submitted in addition to the original transcript.

Letter of Intent (Personal Essay)

Please write a brief letter outlining your future plans and why you expect to successfully complete this program. This should be between 250 and 500 words.

Proof of Language Proficiency
Students must demonstrate English-language proficiency with one of the following:

  • Successful completion of B.C. Grade 12 English or Communications or equivalent
  • Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara awards transfer credit
  • TOEFL (paper-based) with a total score of 570 or higher, and a minimum of 55 each for Reading, Listening, and Writing (4.0 on Test of Written English)
  • TOEFL (internet-based) with a total score of 90 or higher, and a minimum of 22 in Listening, 22 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, and 21 in Writing
  • IELTS Academic 6.5 
  • CAEL 60 overall with essay 60
  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Level 4 with essay 24
  • IB English A1 or A2 (HL or SL) with a score of 4
  • Duolingo 110
  • Advanced Placement
    • English Language and Composition with score of 3
    • English Literature and Composition with score of 3
  • LET (Langara English Test) Level 2
  • Successful completion of LEAP 8

*Please note that students who have not completed Grade 12 or equivalent can still apply to this program, but they must be 19 years or older. Additionally, these students must submit a personal resume in addition to their completed application as described above.