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Launch your graphic design and production career

Graphic Design Production Ontario College Diploma program

Hands-on learning in a supportive environment. Use the most current software and production techniques. Embark on an awesome career!

Program code GRDP
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma
Delivery Full-time

Program information

Program description

In this program, students engage in interdisciplinary problem-solving, combining visual sensitivity with skill and knowledge in the areas of communications, technology, and business. Students learn to structure visual information to aid communication in both print and web-based formats, and employ these skills in the creation of advertising, editorial, branding, and information design.

Please note: Most of this program is delivered in the downtown Barrie location (5 Ross St.) with Student Services offered at the main Barrie Campus. The Arch and Helen Brown Design and Digital Arts Centre is located 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.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Graphic Design Production program?

Graphic Design Production admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

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 (ie; sketches, paintings, photography, graphic design work – print or digital, etc.). media. Work can be submitted in pdf by e-mail, regular mail, or jpeg format, or you may provide a link to an online portfolio. delivered in person. We accept submissions by e-mail, regular mail, or delivered in person. For email submissions send to the Academic Program Assistant at portfolios@georgiancollege.ca. Please include your name, student number and OCAS number.

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.

What career paths can I take in graphic design production?

Your Graphic Design Production diploma gives you many career opportunities

At an entry level of responsibility, graduates are qualified to assist senior designers in the development and production of design work within constraints set by employers and the market while working under supervision and as team members. They apply a working knowledge of design fundamentals, typography and technology including standard software, digital and photographic techniques.

What courses are included in the Graphic Design Production diploma program?

Course overview

20 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Graphic Design Production program outline.

  • COMP 1020 – Digital Page Layout 1
  • GRPH 1000 – Typography
  • GRPH 1001 – Graphic Design 1
  • PRNT 1002 – Print Production
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.

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