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The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design
The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design

Ottawa, Canada

3 Years

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 21,938

On-Campus

Introduction

Applying your creativity to shape a career communicating ideas and concepts.

The three-year Graphic Design Ontario College Advanced Diploma program helps you apply your creativity to communicating ideas and concepts in both print and interactive media.

Using a combination of theoretical and hands-on learning, you gain skills in design, typography, image, color, coding, motion graphics, interaction, and production from industry-connected faculty. You learn to be a problem-solver who can manage and execute visual design projects.

Whether learning design for the page or for the screen, you study industry-endorsed concepts and techniques. You also become an expert at communicating ideas to a client through:

  • Sketches
  • Prototypes
  • Storyboards
  • Interactive mock-ups

There is a strong focus on hands-on training, using industry-standard software tools, which will ensure you are career-ready upon graduation. Field trips and actual client projects are offered to bring the workplace into the classroom.

From your second year on, you become a student member of the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario. In your final semester, you embark on a six-week fieldwork placement that transitions you to industry. You work side-by-side with experienced professionals and gain networking contacts.

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