Program Code: 6020
School: School of Communications, Media, Arts, and Design
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters
Start Date: Fall
Centennial College's Graphic Design program, which has a graduate employment rate that exceeds 80 percent, will prepare you for a multidisciplinary design career. Facilitated at the Story Arts Center, the courses in this advanced diploma program will take a hands-on approach in an intimate studio environment, rather than having you sit passively in large lecture halls. With small class sizes, you'll have lots of opportunities to work one-on-one with your professors.
In this college graphic design program, you'll:
Master industry-standard Adobe software including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Learn creative problem solving and design thinking.
Design for print, including advertisements, magazines, books, and packaging.
Design responsive websites, mobile apps, and create exciting motion graphics.
Explore drawing, photography, illustration, and type design.
Learn professional practice skills to land a great job or start your own design business.
Contribute something unique and innovative to the design community in a thesis course.
Learn on the job and get course credits through an industry field placement in your final semester.
Interact with industry professionals.
Become a student member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD Ontario).
Learn from professors who are up-to-date and professionally active in the design industry.
RGD, which represents more than 3,000 graphic designers, managers, educators, and students across Ontario, formally recognizes the Graphic Design program.
A combination of multidisciplinary design skills and practical experience will set you apart from the competition.
You'll be more flexible in your design solutions and more desirable in the marketplace.
The Graphic Design program will develop your abilities to:
Think creatively and design effectively for print, motion, and interactive media;
Professionally execute your ideas in any medium;
Effectively communicate with employers and clients;
Start your career in any facet of the design industry;
Market yourself as a freelancer or start your own business;
Effect social change through your design problem-solving skills;
Understand all aspects of industry-standard workflow, from initial creative, to print production or interactive prototyping.