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Graphic Design

Fanshawe College
3 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Blended learning
London (Ontario, Canada)
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Program description

Graphic Design

Our three-year advanced diploma provides comprehensive training to students wanting to enter the professional industry of Graphic Design. The program ranges from industry standard software training, the fundamentals of basic design skills to creative concept development, traditional illustration and photography. We offer comprehensive training in interactive design, web and multimedia, digital illustration, motion graphics as well as courses covering theories of creativity, visual thinking, typography and design history. Besides the traditional aspects of design, we initiate new courses on an ongoing basis as well as update and refresh present courses each term to ensure students remain current with trends in the graphic design industry. Our main focus is for students to learn to be adaptable designers with a passion for learning. We provide students with a range of theoretical and practical skills so that they can be successful in our rapidly changing industry that includes many specializations and a diverse job market.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Reason and Writing 1-Art and Design
  • Design Basic 1
  • Typography Basic
  • Digital Applications 1
  • Interactive Design 1
  • Creative Concepts 1

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Design Basic 2
  • Typography Digital
  • Digital Applications 2
  • Interactive Design 2
  • Creative Concepts 2
  • Camera Basics
  • Communications for Design

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Design Intermediate 1
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Applications 3
  • Natural Media Illustration 1
  • Interactive Design 3
  • Time, Money and Materials
  • Photography

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Design Intermediate 2
  • Packaging and Display Design
  • Digital Applications 4
  • Interactive Design 4
  • Digital Illustration Advanced 1

Level 5

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Design Advanced 1
  • Digital Applications 5
  • Digital Master Class 1
  • Interactive Design 5
  • Digital Illustration Advanced 2

Level 6

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Design Advanced 2
  • Digital Applications 6
  • Digital Master Class 2
  • Interactive Design 6
  • Motion Graphics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 2,327.79 CAD, and the total fees are 3,131.17 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,596.00 CAD, and the total fees are 9,005.36 CAD.

Please note fees are subject to change. Please visit Fanshawe’s website for the most up to date information.


Diploma; University Transfer

Career opportunities

Graduates can expect employment at a junior level with

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Design Studios
  • Direct Mail Agencies
  • Environment/Signage Companies
  • Corporate Public Relations, Marketing, Art Departments
  • Publishing/Magazine/Newspaper
  • Printing Companies
  • On-line Graphics
  • Multi-media Companies

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About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...

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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

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Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario

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