This dynamic and challenging three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program is designed for individuals who are interested in applying their creativity to communicating ideas and concepts in both print and electronic media. Students develop the expertise required to become graphic designers through strong, practical and theoretical training in typography, the basic fundamentals of creativity, design, image, form, and colour both in the classroom and online. The program includes extensive hands-on training in current software tools, which allow students to present their design solutions in a variety of formats.
Graphic designers are problem-solvers who research and manage visual design projects. They establish a project's goals and objectives, analyze needs/problems, develop visual solutions, and prepare conceptual presentations for client approval, which ranges from simple sketches to full colour layouts.
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Grade 12 English
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with Grade 12 English (ENG4C or equivalent). Applicants may also have an Academic and Career Entrance Certificate, a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, or Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).
Submit a satisfactory portfolio. Successfully complete a layout/design test.
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