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Program overview
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Start dates
16,597.67 CAD
05 September 2022

16,597.67 CAD
04 September 2023
Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

Program description

Graphic Design Production

In this program, students engage in interdisciplinary problem-solving, combining visual sensitivity with skill and knowledge in the areas of communications, technology, and business. Students learn to structure visual information to aid communication in both print and web-based formats, and employ these skills in the creation of advertising, editorial, branding, and information design.

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home schoolapplicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicantswho have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondaryinstitution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered foradmission.

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

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Digital Page Layout 1
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design 1
  • Print Production

Semester 2

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Web Production
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Graphic Design 2

Semester 3

  • Web: Interactive Techniques
  • Graphic Design 3
  • Production Studio 1
  • Drawing and Illustration for Graphic Designers
  • A History of Illustrative and Graphic Art
  • Photographic Communication

Semester 4

  • Professional Practices for Designers 1
  • Digital Page Layout 2
  • Web: Content Management
  • Motion Graphics
  • Production Studio 2
  • Graphic Design 4

Tuition fees

Tuition fee: $16,597.67 CAD


Credential: Ontario College Certificate

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. employ the design process to create design solutions that meet the project objectives and the needs of the client and/or user;
  2. conceptualize and develop design solutions using principles of design to create visual communications that meet the needs of the project;
  3. plan, create and use photography, illustration and typography in design layouts to meet the requirements of the creative brief;
  4. design, develop and create a variety of media products using relevant technologies;
  5. communicate ideas, design concepts and opinions clearly and persuasively to others;
  6. complete all work in a professional and ethical manner, and in accordance with all applicable legislation and regulations;
  7. apply basic entrepreneurial strategies when considering new business opportunities within graphic design;
  8. employ environmentally sustainable design principles and practices.

Career opportunities

At an entry level of responsibility, graduates are qualified to assist senior designers in the development and production of design work within constraints set by employers and the market while working under supervision and as team members. They apply a working knowledge of design fundamentals, typography and technology including standard software, digital and photographic techniques.

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About this institute

Georgian College

Established in 1967, Georgian College (Canada) is a public college with 125+ market-driven programs offered to over 13,000 full time students including about 4,500 international students from 60 countries. Its 100-acre flagship campus, located in Barrie, is just an hour...

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Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

1 Georgian Drive
L4M 3X9 Barrie Ontario

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