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Graphic Design Production

Graphic Design Production Ontario College Diploma

What is Graphic Design Production?

The 2-year Graphic Design Production program involves interdisciplinary, problem- solving activities which combine visual sensitivity with skill and knowledge in the area 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.

Students are student members of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (rgd.ca).

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
GRDP
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Janice Kaufmann
Email:
Janice.Kaufmann@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5492

The 2-year Graphic Design Production program involves interdisciplinary, problem- solving activities which combine visual sensitivity with skill and knowledge in the area 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.

Students are student members of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (rgd.ca).

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • develop and implement solutions to routine problems encountered in the development and production phases of the graphic design process


  • develop effective visual communications through the application of design theories and principles according to specifications


  • apply typographic skills and knowledge to develop effective visual communications


  • use a variety of routine technologies to capture and manipulate design elements in producing a final product


  • work in a professional manner, maintaining professional relationships and communicating effectively with co-workers, supervisors and others


  • employ environmentally sustainable design principles and practices.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communications course taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Art and Design Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*

- Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications

- Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

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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:

- Drawings - Photographs - Sculptures

- Paintings - Illustrations - Collages - Websites

- Graphic Design layouts, including advertisements, magazine articles, yearbook pages, brochure, logos, business cards, letterheads, posters, etc.

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:

1. EMAIL

Please email your samples as attachments to: tannis.peacock@georgiancollege.ca

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:

- Full name

- OCAS number and/or your Georgian College student number

- Address

- Phone #

- Email

- Program applied to: “Graphic Design GRDE 3-Year program” or “Graphic Design Production GRDP 2-Year program”

2. REGULAR MAIL

Please send colour photocopies, printouts and/or photographs* in an 8.5”x11” or 9”x12” envelope to:Janice Kaufmann

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:

- Full name

- OCAS number and/or your Georgian College student number

- Address

- Phone #

- Email

- Program applied to: “Graphic Design GRDE 3-Year program” or “Graphic Design Production GRDP 2-Year program”

3. IN PERSON

To arrange an in-person review of your creative work submission, or for further information, please contact:

Tannis Peacock

Academic Program Assistant

tannis.peacock@georgiancollege.ca

705.728.1968, ext. 1255

If you don’t have any samples to submit

Please contact to discuss further options:

Janice Kaufmann

Program Coordinator, Graphic Design

janice.kaufmann@georgiancollege.ca

705.728.1968, ext. 5492

19 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

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.

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

BUSI2004 Professional Practices for Designers 1
COMP1020 Digital Page Layout 1
COMP1021 Adobe Photoshop
COMP1076 Web Production
COMP2035 Adobe Illustrator
COMP2039 Digital Page Layout 2
COMP2110 Web: Interactive Techniques
COMP2111 Web: Content Management
GRPH1000 Typography
GRPH1001 Graphic Design 1
GRPH1002 Graphic Design 2
GRPH2000 Graphic Design 3
GRPH2001 Production Studio 1
GRPH2002 Production Studio 2
GRPH2003 Graphic Design 4
GRPH2010 Drawing and Illustration for Graphic Designers
HSTY2001 A History of Illustrative and Graphic Art
PHOT1005 Photographic Communication
PRNT1002 Print Production
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

View the Graphic Design Production articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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Alumna Jess Burnie

Jess Burnie

Manager, Visual Communications, Media Experts

Program:

Graphic Design Production

Year:

2011


After having taken a university program where students were prepared for their masters (not their careers), I was relieved to be in a program where career trajectory was addressed from the first day. Read more...

A male and a female student work together at an art table.

Graphic Design students win gold and silver at packaging awards

Graphic Design students collaborated on two projects with Tempo Plastics this year that received gold and silver awards at the 2015 Global Leadership Awards hosted by PAC (Packaging Consortium), a non-profit that includes over 2,100 members. Read more...

Alumna Jess Burnie

Jess Burnie

Manager, Visual Communications, Media Experts

Program:

Graphic Design Production

Year:

2011


After having taken a university program where students were prepared for their masters (not their careers), I was relieved to be in a program where career trajectory was addressed from the first day. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Janice Kaufmann
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5492

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