COVID-19 Update: Continuing education online - Now Enrolling! Learn more.

Graphic Design

Diploma (34 weeks)

Graphic Design (34 Weeks)

Prepare for a career in any number of industries, from web to layout to advertising, with Windsor Career College’s Graphic Design Diploma Program. Throughout the program, you’ll learn to communicate ideas and create messaging for any medium, and graduate with the skills, knowledge and design portfolio that today’s employers are looking for.

Our program teaches the key elements of Graphic Design, including typography, images, colour, consistency, alignment and layout. You’ll get hands-on training on industry-standard software using the Adobe Creative Cloud software, which includes Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Aftereffects, Animate, XD, and Dreamweaver you will develop your project management and teamwork-building skills. You’ll be prepared to explore career options in collaborative work environments – or go solo and work freelance!

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. Computer Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Windows
  • Internet Fundamentals

2. Core Courses

  • Graphic Design Concepts
  • Adobe Illustrator – Part 1
  • Adobe Illustrator – Part 2
  • Adobe InDesign – Part 1
  • Adobe InDesign – Part 2
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe AfterEffects
  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Dreamweaver

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 75% 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.)

Let's Get Started. Apply in one step today and one of our Admission Counsellors will contact you ASAP.

Apply today
© Windsor Career College 2021 - All rights reserved.