Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists

(NOC 5241)
+12.27%
 

Requirement

You must have a high school diploma and creative ability as demonstrated by a portfolio of your work.

You usually need a university degree in visual arts with a specialization in graphic design, commercial art, graphic communications or cartooning, or a college/other program in graphic arts. As an illustrator, you may also need additional training in your area of specialization.

You may need experience or training in multimedia design at a college/post-secondary or technical institution.

With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a manager or senior designer.

Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 1 in 4 has an undergraduate university degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career

Certificate
Diploma
Post-diploma
Bachelor

Useful Experience/Skills

Colour
Design
Innovation
Computers
Marketing

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Graphic Design
Art
Computer-related courses
English

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic Design Diploma; Online; Advanced
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Bow Valley College
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Foundation in Entertainment Arts Certificate
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Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
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Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Graphic Design Diploma; Advanced
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Modified on May 19, 2012