Centennial College

Graphic Design

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Program Information

School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
Degree:Diploma; Online; Advanced
Field of Study:Graphic Design
Description:Centennial College's Graphic Design program, which has a graduate employment rate that exceeds 80 per cent, will prepare you for a multidisciplinary design career. Facilitated at the Story Arts Centre, 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); and learn from professors who are up-to-date and professionally active in the design industry.
URL:Graphic Design at Centennial College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,403

This cost estimate is based on two semesters and includes ancillary fees.
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Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older); and English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • English language proficiency.
  • Attend a mandatory Graphic Design program admission session, where you will submit a portfolio of work.

    Portfolio requirements:
  • Select 15 pieces of your original work in art and design, in a variety of media, materials and techniques. Work created by hand is required, but your portfolio can include both digital and hand-drawn art.
  • Include a sketchbook to show how your ideas are developed. If you are submitting a digital portfolio, photos of your sketchbook pages can be submitted.
  • Show work that demonstrates your ability and interest in graphic design, including use of typography if possible.
  • Include a short letter outlining your interest in graphic design and your career aspirations.

    Notes: If work is too large to transport, you may present photographs. To arrange a digital submission of your portfolio, please contact program coordinator Lisa Rebnord at lrebnord@centennialcollege.ca After applying, you will receive a letter with instructions on how to book the mandatory Graphic Design program admission session.

  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on April 11, 2023

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