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  • 36 months
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Overview

Facilitated at the Story Arts Centre, the courses in this Graphic Design program at Centennial College take a hands-on approach in an intimate studio environment, rather than having you sit passively in large lecture halls. With small class sizes, you have lots of opportunities to work one-on-one with your professors. 

In this college graphic design program, you:

  • Master industry-standard Adobe software including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  •  Learn creative problem solving and design thinking
  •  Design for print, including advertisements, magazines, books and packaging
  •  Design responsive websites, mobile apps and create exciting motion graphics
  •  Explore drawing, photography, illustration and type design
  •  Learn professional practice skills to land a great job or start your own design business
  •  Contribute something unique and innovative to the design community in a thesis course
  •  Learn on the job and get course credits through an industry field placement in your final semester
  •  Interact with industry professionals
  •  Become a student member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RDG Ontario)
  •  Learn from professors who are current and professionally active in the design industry

Career Outlook

  • Graphic/web designer
  • Interactive designer
  • Motion graphics designer
  • Art director
  • Editorial designer
  • Illustrator
  • Type designer
  • Print production artist
  • Digital imaging professional

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students: Apply early! Allow approximately four to six months before start for admission and Study Permit/Visa processing. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Process - Digital Imaging 
  • Drawing in Graphic Communication 
  • Two-Dimensional Design and Typography 
  • Photography and Imaging 
  • Graphic Design History and Theory 
  • Creativity in Context  

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    84

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    58

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission 

Portfolio requirements 

  • Select up to 15 pieces of your original work in art and design (your sketchbook should demonstrate your problem-solving and creative process as well as present work in variety of media, materials and techniques)
  • Show work that demonstrates your ability and interest in graphic design
  • Include colour integrated designs created in digital illustration and digital imaging applications
  • Include a short letter of interest about your design philosophy and aspirations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14937 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14937 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    2721 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2721 CAD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

Centennial College is offering two (2) scholarships to international students. One scholarship is awarded to an international student based on merit; the other to an international transfer student from China based on academic performance. Both scholarships are offered to eligible students who have successfully completed two consecutive semesters.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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