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Program overview
3 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
September 2022

Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
September 2023

Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
September 2024

About this program

Graphic Design

This program will appeal to students who are emerging from visual/media arts backgrounds at the high school or post-secondary level, for mature students, and those who have a love of design and visual expression. Students display a passion for print and web design, package design, typography, motion graphics, photography and illustration. Students will develop the ability to visualize and express concepts based on the clients’ needs. This requires creativity and imagination while meeting tight deadlines.

Admission requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Recommended: Minimum 1 Arts or Media Class.

Other regions (English proficiency test required)

  • High school diploma/graduation certificate and transcript or equivalent in original language and English translation.
  • English proficiency requirement:
    • TOEFL iBT 78 with no band lower than 20, or PBT score of 550, or CBT score of 213 / IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5, Duolingo score of 100.

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

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Studio foundations
  • Illustration foundations
  • Design foundations
  • Typography I
  • Copywriting for design I
  • Digital photography

Semester 2

  • Studio production I
  • Design & layout I
  • Illustration I
  • History of design art
  • Typography II
  • Photoshop
  • Copywriting for design II

Semester 3

  • Design & layout II
  • Illustration II
  • Studio production II
  • Web & multimedia I
  • Typography III
  • Photoshop II

Semester 4

  • Literature: short exposition
  • Design & layout III
  • Illustration III
  • Studio production III
  • Web & multimedia II
  • Intro to motion graphics

Semester 5

  • Web & multimedia III
  • Digital photography II
  • Motion and interactive design I
  • Design agency I
  • Business of graphic design

Semester 6

  • Motion and interactive design II
  • Project management
  • Design agency II
  • Web & multimedia iv
  • Internship

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the institute website


  • Total Tuition Fee for Domestic Students: $4,713.31
  • Total Tuition Fee for International Students: $15,410.76


The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Conceptualize and develop design solutions using principles of design to create visual communications that meet the needs of the project.
  2. Employ the design process to create design solutions that meet the project objectives and the needs of the client and/or user.
  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, current and/or emerging technologies.
  5. Communicate ideas, design concepts and opinions clearly and persuasively to others.
  6. Use recognized industry practices throughout the design process and related business tasks.
  7. Plan, implement, and evaluate graphic design projects using project management skills to deliver quality work to clients according to schedule and within budget.
  8. Complete all work in a professional and ethical manner, and in accordance with all applicable legislation and regulations.
  9. Keep current with visual media design trends, technologies and industry practices using strategies that enhance work performance and guide professional development.

Career paths

Graduates can find entry-level positions including junior designer, prepress production artist and web designer. Opportunities exist in advertising agencies, graphic design studios, with printers or publishers, with newspapers and doing in-house design. There is also the potential for freelancing and contract work. With experience the designer can become an art director, creative director or production manager.

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St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology

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St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology

St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
2000 Talbot Rd West
N9A 6S4 Windsor

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