Your take-away

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 7 courses listed below.  

*Click the blue links to get information about each course.

Students must complete the following 6 core program courses:

Students must also complete 1 of the following electives:


Create your program path

If you want to complete this program as efficiently as possible, or if you are looking to build a schedule that best suits your needs, please contact us at; we will be happy to have a discussion with you. For course descriptions, schedules and registration click on the above course links.

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?

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

Course exemptions

All course exemptions must be requested in writing at the time of registration. To request a course exemption, students must complete a Course Exemption Form and submit it to

CCE General inquiries

Phone: 514-848-3600
Fax: 514-848-2806

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Mailing address

Concordia Continuing Education
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Montreal, Que.

Visit CCE

1600 Ste-Catherine St. W.
FB-117 (1st floor)
Montreal, Que.


Monday–Friday9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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