Diploma Programs in Graphic Design

Students possessing an artistic flair and computer skills may be interested in obtaining a Diploma in Graphic Design, one of the few programs that blends the principles of art and design with relevant computer modeling practices. Specializing in graphic design enables students to pursue a variety of career options.   What is a Diploma in Graphic Design? It is a program that offers students th… Read more

Students possessing an artistic flair and computer skills may be interested in obtaining a Diploma in Graphic Design, one of the few programs that blends the principles of art and design with relevant computer modeling practices. Specializing in graphic design enables students to pursue a variety of career options.

What is a Diploma in Graphic Design? It is a program that offers students the necessary technical skills and training that they will need to begin successful careers in the ever-changing field of graphic design. Typical subjects covered by the program include: color theory, typography, marketing, presentation, and photo altering programs. Some courses of study will also cover basic web design practices and HTML code. The end goal of most programs is to produce students who have created strong, eye-catching portfolios that easily translate into web-based and print designs.

One of the benefits of enrolling in a graphic design diploma program is students are able to develop and hone their skills without having to please demanding clients. They have time to experiment and learn what works well and what doesn't. Furthermore, students also learn insider secrets in the world of graphic design.

There is no set cost for a graphic design diploma. Each institution charges different fees, and prices each program differently, so students should check with their prospective universities for better financial details.

Students with a Diploma in Graphic Design have many career paths open to them. They can choose to work as illustrators, either within the entertainment industry or within the medical industry as scientific illustrators. They can also work as artists-for-hire, finding their own clients and doing freelance work. Finally, a specialization in graphic design enables students to work with businesses as website and advertising designers.

Many universities throughout the world offer a Diploma in Graphic Design. To get started, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Campus Caraïbéen des Arts
Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique (Fr.)

The design option offers students the opportunity to understand the world and the environment, interpret them and design proposals for objects or object systems in line with c ... +

The design option offers students the opportunity to understand the world and the environment, interpret them and design proposals for objects or object systems in line with changing needs. -
Diploma
Full-time
3 years
French
Mar 2020
Campus
 
CSVPA
Cambridge, United Kingdom

This course is fundamental for those who want to study graphics and illustration. If you want to learn in a creative environment that encourages artistic exploration, then thi ... +

This course is fundamental for those who want to study graphics and illustration. If you want to learn in a creative environment that encourages artistic exploration, then this course is perfect for you -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
École Intuit.Lab
Mumbai, India

Students will learn the basics of visual arts and various artistic techniques while developing their creativity. They will also build their portfolio and undergo a year-long p ... +

Students will learn the basics of visual arts and various artistic techniques while developing their creativity. They will also build their portfolio and undergo a year-long personal project. -
Diploma
Full-time
4 years
English
Jul 2020
Campus
 
Centennial College
Toronto, Canada

With a graduate employment rate that exceeds 80%, Centennial College’s Graphic Design program will prepare you for a multi-disciplinary design career. Facilitated at the Story ... +

With a graduate employment rate that exceeds 80%, Centennial College’s Graphic Design program will prepare you for a multi-disciplinary design career. Facilitated at the Story Arts Centre, Centennial College’s School of Communications, Media and Design - you will learn by working hands-on in an intimate studio environment, rather than sitting passively in large lecture halls. With small class sizes you will have lots of opportunities to work one-on-one with your professors. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Toronto Film School
Toronto, Canada

With the flexibility and convenience of studying online and part-time, the Graphic Design and Interactive Media Diploma will teach you the skills needed to create compelling v ... +

With the flexibility and convenience of studying online and part-time, the Graphic Design and Interactive Media Diploma will teach you the skills needed to create compelling visual solutions across print, digital, and motion graphics. You will work with creative briefs and explore multiple designs platforms including communications, marketing, and branding while honing your layout, editorial, art direction, and packaging skills. Over the course of the program, you will build a well-rounded portfolio and learn the creative, technical and business skills needed to help launch your career in design. -
Diploma
Part-time
24 months
English
Oct 2020
Online
 
Cambrian College
Sudbury, Canada

Cambrian’s award-winning Graphic Design faculty will challenge you through course work and diverse, real-world projects to help you develop your creative talents and become a ... +

Cambrian’s award-winning Graphic Design faculty will challenge you through course work and diverse, real-world projects to help you develop your creative talents and become a professional visual communication designer. The Graphic Design curriculum is career-focused and rigorous, with attention given to both traditional skills and new technologies. In addition, you will develop skills in critical thinking, creativity and concept driven work, allowing you to be agile in the evolving and demanding industry of professional communication. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
6 semesters
English
Campus
 
Centre for Arts and Technology
Kelowna, Canada

Graphic Design & Web Development is an extremely well-rounded program that prepares you for a number of careers. Our graduates are highly sought after by potential employe ... +

Graphic Design & Web Development is an extremely well-rounded program that prepares you for a number of careers. Our graduates are highly sought after by potential employers because of their ability to multitask in highly specialized areas. -
Diploma
Full-time
18 months
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Sunway University
Shah Alam, Malaysia

Students will learn about various aspects and techniques of graphic including its design application to packaging, corporate identity, publication design, environmental graphi ... +

Students will learn about various aspects and techniques of graphic including its design application to packaging, corporate identity, publication design, environmental graphics, advertising design and digital graphics. The development of fundamental skills through Drawing and Principles of Design will be the main focus of learning in Year One, with the inclusion of Typography and Computer Graphics. In the following year, the syllabus will build on creative conceptual design solutions in packaging, publication, corporate identity and other areas. The final year includes practice in a real working environment within advertising agencies and design houses. -
Diploma
Full-time
27 months
Jan 2020
Campus
 
LaSalle College Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada

Students in this program will have the opportunity to learn to apply the fundamentals of design, typography, illustration and production procedures in creative communication p ... +

Students in this program will have the opportunity to learn to apply the fundamentals of design, typography, illustration and production procedures in creative communication problems and projects. In addition, students can learn how to meet the needs of clients quickly, creatively and economically. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
Fanshawe College
London, Canada

As a student in one of Canada's most well-respected graphic design programs, you'll develop a knock-out portfolio, rub shoulders with industry professionals, and build your co ... +

As a student in one of Canada's most well-respected graphic design programs, you'll develop a knock-out portfolio, rub shoulders with industry professionals, and build your connections to find employment upon graduation. You'll learn illustration, graphic design communication, typography, interactive web design, design theory, graphic design history so that you have the marketable skills that companies are looking for. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
The Florence Institute of Design International
Florence, Italy

The diploma program is an introductory course in graphic design. It gives students beginner knowledge of graphic design along with fundamental information to the field. The mo ... +

The diploma program is an introductory course in graphic design. It gives students beginner knowledge of graphic design along with fundamental information to the field. The most current software is used to help students develop their projects to their highest potential. The classes are led by working professionals who teach the students the basics of the profession such as color theory, typography, and illustration. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Sida Group Management Academy
Ancona, Italy +5 More

Learn the rules of Graphic Design, find out how to design logos, coordinated images and targeted communication campaigns.

Learn the rules of Graphic Design, find out how to design logos, coordinated images and targeted communication campaigns. -
Diploma
Full-time
3 years
Italian
Oct 2020
Campus
 
International Career Institute
London, United Kingdom

A career in Graphics Design & Desktop Publishing can be very exciting for individuals with an eye for design. It brings technical ability and creative prowess to the fore. ... +

A career in Graphics Design & Desktop Publishing can be very exciting for individuals with an eye for design. It brings technical ability and creative prowess to the fore. Sign up for the course and complete the modules below: -
Diploma
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Karl Von Busse Institute of Design
Sydney, Australia

Our Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design might be the ideal course for you. Learning how to assist your clients with their visual communication on a project-to-project basis, wi ... +

Our Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design might be the ideal course for you. Learning how to assist your clients with their visual communication on a project-to-project basis, will give you the skills and confidence to catapult you forward in this competitive industry. -
Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne, Australia

Guarantee your future with a Diploma of Graphic Design. This course at Melbourne Polytechnic has an excellent reputation in the graphic design industry, boasting real employme ... +

Guarantee your future with a Diploma of Graphic Design. This course at Melbourne Polytechnic has an excellent reputation in the graphic design industry, boasting real employment opportunities for graduates through our widespread industry networks. -
Advanced Diploma
Full-time
English
Campus