Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Please refer to the information regarding general requirements for Admission and Application to Langara College programs.

Academic Requirements

  1. Completion of BC Grade 12 or equivalent, or be 19 years of age or older.
  2. All students applying to the Design Formation Program must have a level of English sufficient to write assignments, understand class lectures, follow design briefs, and take part in class discussions.
  3. Students will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency in one of the following ways:
    • English 12 with a "C" or higher;
    • English Literature 12 with a "C" or higher;
    • English 12 First People's with a "C" or higher;
    • IB English A1 or A2 (HL or SL) with a minimum score of 4
    • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) level 4 with essay of 24;
    • LET (Langara English Test) level 2 or higher;
    • TOEFL - internet based (IBT) score of 80 or higher and a minimum of 20 in Listening, 20 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, and 20 in Writing (taken within the last 2 years);
    • TOEFL - paper based 550 or higher and an essay score of 4.0 or higher (taken within the last 2 years);
    • IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall, with no bands less than 6.0 (taken within the last 2 years);
    • CAEL - Canadian Academic Language assessment test - minimum level 60 overall;
    • Successful completion of a post-secondary English or Communications course for which Langara College awards transfer credit;
    • Completion of ACCESS Langara English 1120 with a "C" grade or higher;
    • Advanced Placement:
      • English Language and Composition with a score of 3; OR
      • English Literature and Composition with a score of 3.

Once you are admitted into the Design Formation Program, you may be required to take a Langara English placement test (or equivalent) and be placed into an appropriate English course based on your score. This does not apply to applicants who have successfully completed ACCESS ENGL 1120 with a "C" or better. Six credits of English are required to complete the Design Formation Diploma.

Program Requirements

  • Applicants must attend a scheduled information session.
  • Applicants are required to have an interview with a program faculty member, at which time the applicant will demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively verbally, visually, and in writing to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge by completing an assessment and presenting a portfolio of relevant work. Admission to the program does not guarantee registration in required courses. Students interested in the Design Formation program are strongly encouraged to check individual course prerequisites and submit relevant documents to Registrar & Enrolment Services well in advance of the registration period.

Program Intake

  • September (Note: Students interested in the program can take electives and English/Communications courses before they start the program, or while in the program, in the summer semester if the elective is offered.)

Application Deadlines

  • Applications are accepted beginning October 1.

Program Preferences

  • Completion of secondary school or equivalent art courses.

Documents Required for Application Evaluation

(Applications will not be considered until all documents have been received.)

  • Completed application for admission form.
  • Official transcript(s).
  • LET or LPI scores (if applicable).

Please refer to the program application dates in the Application Information section.

Program Notes

  • Students should expect to commit a minimum of four hours of time per studio per week in addition to class time.
  • The 3-dimensional studio requires some physical effort including lifting and the use of power tools.