Graphic Design

Diploma (34 weeks)

Graphic Design (34 Weeks)

As human beings and consumers, we are surrounded by graphic design. Whether the medium is television, magazine, books, street signs, movies, CD covers, computer games or the internet, we rely on graphic designers to help us access and make sense of the massive amount of information that bombards us daily. Today’s graphic designer is equal parts artist, communicator and marketer, someone who understands different audiences and who has the varied skills to communicate over multiple mediums. The designer’s broad visual and technical skills are valued by corporations, product manufacturers, advertising agencies, design firms and industries needing individuals who work fluently with multimedia and emerging technologies.

Objectives

Need to think like a designer? This program gives you a primer on the elements of design: typography, images, color and layout. Through a series of real-life case studies, you’ll learn how to evaluate designs using such time-honored principles as consistency and alignment. We help you to:

  • Investigate and understand the main design principals
  • Learn and think visually
  • Explore beyond the first idea
  • Develop a professional portfolio

Course Modules

There are three groups of courses offered:

1. Fundamental Courses

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Windows
  • Internet Fundamentals

2. Core Courses

Graphic Design Concepts

  • Photoshop
  • After Effects
  • QuarkXPress
  • GoLive
  • CorelDRAW
  • Illustrator
  • Page Maker
  • Acrobat
  • InDesign
  • Flash
  • Fireworks
  • Dreamweaver
  • Freehand

3. Personal Improvement Courses

  • Meeting Work Objectives
  • Workplace Interaction
  • Job Preparation
  • Building Teamwork Skills
  • Project Management

Grading System and Certification

Students will be required to obtain a score of at least 70% in each subject with an overall average of 75% in order to graduate.

After successful completion of the program, a Diploma certified from Windsor Career College will be granted.

This program is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Duration and Schedule

This program is covered in nine months (34 weeks) based on twenty hours per week and four hours a day.

Program Features:

  • Hands-on training
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Flexible Sessions
  • Full government funding may be available if you qualify
  • Employment Assistance

Profession - Average Salary ($ / hr)
    • Graphic Designer - $26.92 /hr
    • Advertising Designer - $26.92 /hr
    • Web Designer - $28.57 /hr
    • Graphic Artist Associate - $26.92 /hr
    • Layout Designer - $26.92 /hr
Source:jobbank.gc.ca
(please note: wages are not guaranteed. Students should complete research based on specific employment they are interested in.)

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