These diploma programs focus on preparing the student to work in a variety of graphic design positions. This program will give students theoretical knowledge and the hands-on skills necessary to be successful. Students will acquire industry standard software and technical skills and the knowledge to apply current industry policies, practices, procedures, and tools. Students will create a portfolio that showcases their professional graphic design talents. Graphic Design Diploma has an optional co-op component that can be taken after competition of the academic year.
The two options are:
- Graphic Design Diploma
- Graphic Design Diploma with Co-op
- Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia, 19 years or older)
- Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.
Upon successful completion, graduates will be able to secure entry-level interior design employment, for example as a digital illustrator, layout specialist, graphic artist, and design software specialist.
- Successful completion of all program courses.
- Successful completion of program Co-op
This Coop will provide you with the opportunity to apply acquired theory and skills in a practical business setting. You will gain real-world experience working on projects as a member of a team with project deliverables and deadlines.
Methods of Evaluation
Course grading is indicated on each course outline. Generally, the assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.
Required Course Material
Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.
Computer and requisite software are provided at the college. No other equipment is required unless otherwise indicated on the course outline.
Course currency and relevancy may change depending on the requirements of the industry. The school may make changes at any time. Changes will be effective when made.
|Total instructional hours
|Total Co-op hours
||840 (If applicable)
|Total program hours
||960 (No Co-op) - 1800 (With Co-op)
|Total program length (weeks)
||48 (No-Co-op) - 90 (With Co-op)