Graphic Design Production Hands-on learning in a supportive environment. Use the most current software and production techniques. Embark on an awesome career!

General information

Program code
GRDP
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students engage in interdisciplinary problem-solving, combining visual sensitivity with skill and knowledge in the areas of communications, technology, and business. Students learn to structure visual information to aid communication in both print and web-based formats, and employ these skills in the creation of advertising, editorial, branding, and information design.

Please note: Most of this program is delivered in the downtown Barrie location (5 Ross St.) with Student Services offered at the main campus.

Career opportunities

At an entry level of responsibility, graduates are qualified to assist senior designers in the development and production of design work within constraints set by employers and the market while working under supervision and as team members. They apply a working knowledge of design fundamentals, typography and technology including standard software, digital and photographic techniques.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Selection Process

All applicants must submit 3 to 5 samples of creative work that represents their interest in the field of Graphic Design. Samples may be created using digital or traditional media. Work can be submitted by e-mail, regular mail, or delivered in person.

Please note, successful graduates of the Art and Design Fundamentals one-year Certificate program (Program Major: AADF) at Georgian College are exempt from this requirement.

Contact the program coordinator to obtain additional information or to arrange a personal interview.

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • COMP 1020 - Digital Page Layout 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • GRPH 1000 - Typography (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • GRPH 1001 - Graphic Design 1 (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • PRNT 1002 - Print Production (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1021 - Adobe Photoshop (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1076 - Web Production (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2035 - Adobe Illustrator (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • GRPH 1002 - Graphic Design 2 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2110 - Web: Interactive Techniques (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • GRPH 2000 - Graphic Design 3 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • GRPH 2001 - Production Studio 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • GRPH 2010 - Drawing and Illustration for Graphic Designers (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • HSTY 2001 - A History of Illustrative and Graphic Art (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • PHOT 1005 - Photographic Communication (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 2004 - Professional Practices for Designers 1 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2039 - Digital Page Layout 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2111 - Web: Content Management (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2129 - Motion Graphics (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • GRPH 2002 - Production Studio 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • GRPH 2003 - Graphic Design 4 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)