The Graphic Design program involves interdisciplinary, problem-solving activities which combine visual sensitivity with skill and knowledge in the areas of communications, technology and business. These professions specialize in the structuring of visual information to aid communication and orientation in both print and web based format. The depth and breadth of instruction in design and technology is reflected in the portfolio developed in the 3-year program, enabling graduates to play more creative and independent roles in the workplace.Please note: Most of this program is delivered in Barrie’s Downtown core (56 Bayfield Street) with Student Services offered at the main campus.
OSSD or equivalent with
You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:
Secondary school applicants:
Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):
Home school applicants:
* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.
GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM SELECTION PROCESS:
All applicants must submit 3 to 5 samples of creative work that represents their interest in the field of Graphic Design. Samples may be created using digital or traditional media.
Work may be submitted by e-mail, regular mail, or delivered in person.
Please note, applicants may be exempted from the portfolio assessement if they are successful graduates of an Art and Design Fundamentals/Foundations one-year Certificate program from any of the 24 Ontario Colleges (College of Applied Art and Technology).
SAMPLES OF CREATIVE WORK:
Samples may be created by hand or using software programs such as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, CorelDRAW, etc. Samples created by hand must be scanned, photocopied or photographed prior to submission.
Please DO NOT submit originals as work will not be returned.
Submission of Work:
Please email your samples as attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Files should be submitted in JPG or PDF format and each file should not exceed 2MB in size. Please include your full name in each of your file names. Addresses to website samples should be included in the body of your email. The subject line of your email should be “Graphic Design Program creative work submission”. Please include all of the following in the body of your email:
2. REGULAR MAIL
Please send colour photocopies, printouts and/or photographs* in an 8.5”x11” or 9”x12” envelope to:
Program Coordinator, Graphic Design
One Georgian Drive, D127
Barrie, Ontario L4M 3X9
* DO NOT send any original work by mail, as it will not be returned. Please include a sheet with the following information:
3. IN PERSON
To arrange an in-person review of your creative work submission, or for further information, please contact:
Academic Program Assistant
705.728.1968, ext. 1255
If you don’t have any samples to submit
Please contact to discuss further options:
Program Coordinator, Graphic Design
705.728.1968, ext. 5492
All applicants must submit 3 to 5 samples of creative work that represents their interest in
the field of Graphic Design. Samples may be created using digital or traditional media. Work can be submitted by e-mail, regular mail, or delivered in person.
Please note, successful graduates of the Art and Design Fundamentals one-year Certificate program (Program Major: AADF) at Georgian College are exempt from this requirement.
Contact the program coordinator to obtain additional information or to arrange a personal interview.
View the Graphic Design articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.
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