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Graphic Design

Available: Summer, Fall, Winter

Program Description

Throughout the program, your studies will focus on the creative aspects of designing and producing effective graphic solutions and materials, including print, websites, epubs, apps, packaging, environmental and marketing campaigns for corporate, publishing, advertising and marketing clients.

You'll learn the principles, materials and skills necessary to bring a design problem to a logical solution. In your first year, you'll concentrate on developing your understanding of design fundamentals. Your second and third years will provide you with the opportunity to apply these principles to a variety of design problems. In your third year, you’ll produce campaign materials and a portfolio and you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a field placement.

Note: This program is recommended for students interested in working as a designer within the communications industry.

Campus

Duration

6 Semesters (3 Years)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Your Career

The world of art and design is calling. With the Graphic Design advanced diploma program, you’ll turn your passion for design into a career in the visual communications industry. In three years you could enjoy a creative and challenging career as a graphic designer, web designer, in-house designer for a corporation, advertising art director, interactive designer or print production.

Affiliations/Associations

  • Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC)
  • Designer's Accord
  • International Council of Communication Design (ICOGRADA)
  • The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD)

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(U) or ENG4(C)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with required course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Applicant Selection

  • Details of how to complete and submit your profile, drawing assignment and portfolio will be mailed shortly after we receive your application.
  • Applicants to this program are ranked based on the strength of their profile, drawing assignment and portfolio.
  • Admission to this program is competitive. Only the top ranked applicants will be offered a seat in the program.

Additional Requirements

  • Applicant profile/questionnaire
  • Drawing assignment
  • Portfolio

Note

Although not required for admission, participation in any previous art and/or computer graphics courses will greatly enhance your success in the program.

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$5,715

Tuition – International

$15,146

Book & Supply Costs

$1,100


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Sharon Wong 416.491.5050 ext. 22807 Sharon.Wong@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

Have questions about Seneca’s campuses, financial aid, student supports and more? Connect with one of our student recruiters for more information or to book a campus tour.

Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Lauretta Wood 416.491.5050 ext. 33404 Lauretta.Wood@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Mark Jones 416.491.5050 ext. 33488 Mark.Jones@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network