Diploma in Graphic Applications in Desktop Publishing (full-time)
It's no secret: we're living in a digital age and nowhere is that clearer than visual communications and graphic design. This program, taught by industry professionals, will give you the understanding and the skills you need to take your place in an ad agency, a graphic design or website creation firm, a publishing company or any other related field.
You'll learn the basics of graphic design and visual identity. You'll learn how to create digital illustrations, page layouts and multi-page documents. Graphic user interface (GUI) and user experience (UX) will become valuable tools of your trade. In all, there are ten courses to choose from as you work towards exploring and expressing your digital creativity.
This program is a great way to:
Understand the fundamentals of graphic communication and design;
Understand the power of colour, type and image;
Identify and understand the fundamentals of branding strategies;
Create visual identities;
Prepare complex documents with multiple pages;
Learn how to use Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Illustrator;
Increase your ability to express yourself creatively in a digital medium;
Learn the basics of HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and Java script;
Understand and apply user experience design;
Prepare UX designs for websites, tablets, phones, watches and TVs.
In this program, you'll gain real-world knowledge and industry insights through lectures from experienced pros who'll show you the ropes. More excitingly, you'll learn through hands-on projects using the most powerful equipment and the very latest software. You can't get skills like this from YouTube.
Who benefits most?
Anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of desktop publishing.
Students who want to work in advertising, animation, graphic design, illustration, printmaking, page layout and digital publication.
Anyone interested in updating their professional portfolio with the latest design trends.
Students looking onward to an academic path in design.
Employees in marketing, communications or sales who want to refresh their skills or are open new horizons.
Small business owners or association members who manage their own communications.
Exhibition designers, fine artists, interior designers, landscape architects, multimedia specialists, photographers and UX designers could also greatly benefit from courses in this program.
Full-time program details
This full-time program includes an average of 24 hours of classroom time per week, scheduled Monday through Friday, between 9:00 and 18:00 each day. Students should be prepared to invest a minimum of 40 hours per week for class time, study and assignments. A schedule will be provided upon registration. Students can expect to spend approximately $300-$600 on textbooks and supplies.
To apply, you must complete the online application. A non-refundable deposit of $625, which is applied to the tuition fee, must accompany the application. Students will receive confirmation that they have been accepted to the program by e-mail.The remaining tuition fees must be paid no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the commencement of classes in order to guarantee a student’s place in the program.
Important All course exemptions must be requested in writing at the time of Admission in order to receive a tuition adjustment. To request a course exemption, students must complete a Course Exemption Form and submit it to the Centre for Continuing Education. Any exemptions granted after the admission period will not result in a tuition reduction.
To get this diploma, students must complete the 11 courses listed below.
*Click the blue links to get information about each course.