Algonquin College

Graphic Design

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Media and Design (Ottawa)
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Graphic Design
Description: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 interactive media. Students are prepared for graphic design careers, 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 industry-standard 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 range from sketches to prototypes to interactive mockups. Designers develop concepts in consultation with clients and work with photographers, illustrators, programmers, developers and other creative professionals to produce print and interactive work. Graphic designers focus on print media including brochures, logos and brand materials, promotional posters, signage, packaging, publication design, as well as web design, motion graphics and design for interactive media.
URL:Graphic Design at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,306
International: $17,832

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees.
Scholarships:3
Careers:Graphic Designers and Illustrating ArtistsVideo Game Level DesignerVideo Game Designers

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 

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent).

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Submit a portfolio of 10-15 samples of your best work. Details can be found on the graphic design website in .pdf format. Interested applicants are welcome to address any portfolio-related inquiries to the coordinator of the program.

    * 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 July 24, 2016