Explore design careers and create a competitive portfolio.
This one-year Ontario College General Arts and Science - Design Studies Certificate helps you develop your creativity, learn design principles, and enhance your drawing skills. You will learn about layout, typography, mixed media, photography, drawing, 3D modelling, and industry standard design software. These skills will assist you in creating a competitive portfolio, which you may use to pursue further studies in the design field.
Completion of this certificate confirms to potential employers that you have the ability to learn at a post-secondary level. With this certificate, you may also choose to continue your education in Year II of the General Arts and Science Ontario College Diploma program.
After completion of Year II with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, you can apply for advanced standing at Carleton University or the University of Ottawa.