George Brown College

Graphic Design

Program Information

School:George Brown College
Faculty:School of Design
Field of Study:Graphic Design
Description:The Graphic Design program at George Brown College is an ideal training ground for the design profession. The program provides a strong overall understanding of design while also allowing you to select a major in either communication design, which prepares you for a corporate design career, or advertising design, which prepares you for a career in an advertising agency. In addition, design electives allow you to gain skills in illustration, interactive media and environmental design.

The first three semesters provide you with a strong foundation in the core subjects of design, typography, production, digital applications, drawing for design and design culture. In the fourth semester, you choose a major while continuing to develop applied skills through intensive studio projects. In the final year, you become involved in a thesis or major project, which allows for synthesis of skills. You will also engage in professional practice classes that further the development of strong team skills. You learn through working on real-life projects in state-of-the-art labs and through industry networking.
URL:Graphic Design at George Brown College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,046
International: $13,520

Amount listed is the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have a high school diploma, or equivalent (if applying as a mature student 19 years of age or older), with completion of Grade 12 English (C or U).

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213]

Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency: IELTS: 6.0, TOEFL (iBT): 80, TOEFL (PBT): 550, TOEFL (CBT): 213, CAEL: 60, MELAB: 80. Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated above.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
Applicants may be accepted on completion of the Art and Design Foundation program (G108) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

* 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 September 09, 2016