Graphic Design, Advanced Diploma | Online (optional) | Centennial College | Pickering, Canada
36 months
15693 CAD/year
2721 CAD/year
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Centennial College's Graphic Design program, which has a graduate employment rate that exceeds 80 per cent, will prepare you for a multidisciplinary design career.  

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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

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   

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission (score of 170 or 171 required)

Portfolio requirements

  • Select 15 pieces of your original work in art and design, in a variety of media, materials and techniques. Work created by hand is required, but your portfolio can include both digital and hand-drawn art.
  • Include a sketchbook to show how your ideas are developed. If you are submitting a digital portfolio, photos of your sketchbook pages can be submitted.
  • Show work that demonstrates your ability and interest in graphic design, including use of typography if possible.
  • Include a short letter outlining your interest in graphic design and your career aspirations.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15693 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15693 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    2721 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2721 CAD per year during 36 months.


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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