St. Lawrence College

Graphic Design

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Kingston campus
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Graphic Design
Description:For over forty years, our acclaimed program has trained highly-skilled, creative individuals for the growing profession of Graphic Design. This three-year advanced diploma program prepares graduates for direct entry into dynamic and rewarding work environments including design studios, ad agencies, interactive web and game design studios, publishing houses, marketing firms, and film & television production studios, to name a few.

Our program of study develops the creative potential of each student in three specific ways:
1.The creation of a personal portfolio that demonstrates an understanding of design fundamentals using advanced software skills.
2.The process and application of design thinking to solve complex communication problems.
3.Direct, hands-on experience with professional clients representing a broad range of industries.

We train our students in the foundations of composition and layout, typography, colour, interactive and accessible design principles, and the use of industry-standard software. Our project-based learning approach ensures that students are directly involved in shaping their learning experiences, and that principles and best practices are applied in portfolio-driven work across different media. With dedicated studio, lecture, and computer lab spaces, our students have the opportunity to collaborate on projects as well as develop social networks in a supportive learning environment.
URL:Graphic Design at St. Lawrence College
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,972
International: $16,971

The cost of books and supplies for Semesters 1 and 2 is estimated at $1,200. This covers graphic design equipment and ongoing production materials. Students are expected to provide their own laptop computers and designated software when starting Semester 1. As models and configurations change frequently, students will be advised about the most suitable equipment for future course work.
Scholarships:1
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 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites: Grade 12 English at the C or U level Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level Completion of a course-related Portfolio Assignment.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 78] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
• Completion of a course-related Portfolio Assignment. More details at http://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/_files/GraphicDesignPortfolio.pdf. Apply to college as soon as the application is available in October. Applications received on or before the Equal Consideration Date will be given equal consideration. This is particularly important if you are applying to a program that is in high demand or oversubscribed; that is, a program for which the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. After the Equal Consideration Date, applications are considered on a first-come, first served basis.

* 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 03, 2017

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