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Design and Visual Arts

Turn creativity into a career

Whether you’re looking to find your niche in the world of art and design or you’re on a fast track to a career, our Design and Visual Arts programs offer a wide variety of general and specialty training across a broad spectrum of subject areas.

Gain exposure through a variety of exhibits and events. Let our inspiring faculty guide you as you turn your creativity into a career.

Why study Design and Visual Arts at Georgian?


  • Launch your creative career through our award-winning programs
  • Many programs include a work placement and client experience
  • Learn from faculty with extensive industry experience and connections
  • Showcase your work at Georgian’s annual grad and scholarship shows
  • Refine your skills in our fully-equipped studios using industry standard tools
  • Space to learn, collaborate, create and show the work you create in class
  • Enjoy the opportunity to network with leaders in your field and real-world clients
  • Many of our students and alumni have been recognized with awards from both provincial and national organizations, and have landed positions with major galleries, studios and firms


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Not sure about your next career move?

Find the career that’s right for you, and the Georgian program that will take you there.

The Graphic Design program really gave me a lot of applicable skills to use. They taught a very hands-on tactical skill set. I had the tools and was prepared for the real world.Ian Barlow, Senior Interaction Designer at Google Inc.

Learning spaces

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Campus Gallery

Georgian’s Campus Gallery is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary exhibition space where students in Design and Visual Arts programs can showcase their work.

The Campus Gallery showcases student creations and hosts a variety of exhibitions and artist talk that reflect regional, national and international art, craft and design.

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Arch and Helen Brown Design and Digital Arts Centre

Study Graphic Design, Graphic Design Production, Photography or Project Management at the Arch and Helen Brown Design and Digital Arts Centre, located downtown Barrie just minutes away from the waterfront.

You’ll learn in our fully-equipped studios using industry standard tools, and you’ll have the opportunity to network with leaders in your field and real-world clients.

Connect with us

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Join us for Virtual Open House on
Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Find out about all things Georgian!
Nov. 19, Nov. 24, Dec. 3 or Dec. 8
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Continuing education

Take a single course, or work towards a diploma, certificate or degree—all at a pace that’s right for you. Part-time courses are offered at night or on weekends, or you can opt for online learning.

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Looking for credit?

Select from a range of programs, register class-by-class and study on your time. Georgian offers degrees, certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and graduate certificates.

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Professional development

Looking to advance your career, meet an industry requirement or learn a new skill? We offer a variety of evening and weekend courses to support your ongoing growth.

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Study online

Take a course or program online instead as an alternative to in-class. Online courses for a range of subjects are available to part-time and full-time students through OntarioLearn.