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Diploma in Graphic Design


We're living in a digital age and nowhere is that clearer than visual communications and graphic design. This program, taught by the best of the best 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. 


This seven-course program is the perfect opportunity to explore and express your digital creativity:

  • Learn the basics of graphic design and visual identity
  • Create digital illustrations, page layouts and multi-page documents
  • Dive into Graphic user interface (GUI) and user experience (UX)
  • Prepare for a transition into a career in graphics in 10 weeks


This program is offered via an online virtual classroom with live synchronous learning (Zoom).

Upcoming date(s)


April 2 – June 12, 2024
Mo Tu We Th Fr 9:30 – 17:30

Your takeaways

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 and brand 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 and Java script
  • Understand and apply user experience design
  • Prepare UI designs for websites, tablets, phones, watches and TVs
  • Create works for a graphic design portfolio

Program courses

To get this diploma, students must complete the 7 courses listed below:

Our approach

In this program, you will learn directly from industry professionals who will share the latest industry insights and real-world challenges. Learn through hands-on projects using the latest software. Did we mention that your projects will be transferred into ready-to-go portfolio pieces? This program is offered via an online virtual classroom with live synchronous learning (Zoom).

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 27 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.

Payment information

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.  


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 Any exemptions granted after the admission period will not result in a tuition reduction.

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