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bachelor

Degree

Advanced College Diploma in Graphic Design

Course code: #PAGD

bachelor

Degree

Advanced College Diploma in Graphic Design

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    15,370 CAD

  • Application fee

    95 CAD

  • Years of study

    3 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    50 out of 100

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 31-August-2021 31-August-2021

Overview

Advanced College Diploma in Graphic Design

Cambrian’s award-winning Graphic Design faculty will challenge you through course work and diverse, real-world projects to help you develop your creative talents and become a professional visual communication designer. The Graphic Design curriculum is career-focused and rigorous, with attention given to both traditional skills and new technologies. In addition, you will develop skills in critical thinking, creativity and concept driven work, allowing you to be agile in the evolving and demanding industry of professional communication.

Using current industry software in the College's state-of-the-art graphic design labs, you will learn how to creatively develop ideas and manipulate space, type, images, and color to take your work from concept sketch to strategically-designed printed, web-based, or digital form. Projects provide you with applied experience in branding, identity (logos & trademarks) and environmental design, website design/development, print- and package-production, advertising design, illustration, photography, typography and much more. 

You’ll also graduate with a professional-grade portfolio that will be invaluable as you meet with potential employers and/or freelance clients.

Program Highlights

  1. 3 years – 6 semesters
  2. 5-week placement in fifth semester
  3. Multiple opportunities for paid design-related work through a close relationship with Cambrian's Research and Development
  4. Strong focus on digital design, including web design, UI design, and mobile application design
  5. Annual three-day field trip to attend the Design Thinkers Conference in Toronto and a comprehensive Studio Tour
  6. Students are automatically registered as student members of the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD Ontario) and can participate in professional seminars, studio tours, and networking events
  7. Access to a variety of classrooms and labs along with the industry standard technology and software, including:
  8. Multiple iMac studios featuring 27” iMac computers, running Mac OSX and Adobe Creative Cloud, and an extensive Font Library
  9. Professional photo and video studio with boom lighting
  10. Full fine-art studio with student lounge and natural lighting

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$26,770

Total costs

yearly

$6,960

Cost of living

1 person

$4,440

Accommodation

1 bed room

$15,370

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

Any grade 12 English (C) or (U) Recommended: Grade 11 or 12 Credits in Visual Arts and/or Media Arts (M) or (O) Computer competency in relevant software (Adobe Creative Cloud) Both the grade 12 English and IELTS (English proficiency: IELTS or TOEFL or ... ) are required for international students.

Required documents

Applications submitted by students from countries outside of Canada or by Canadian residents/ landed immigrants who are submitting international transcripts for evaluation should note that Cambrian College will only accept official notarized documents.

Documents that are submitted in a language other than English must have certified-translation, and a certified credential evaluator must assess all documents in order to be considered. Applications must also include a scanned copy of their up-to-date passport.

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6
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6
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6
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6
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TOEFL

80
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PTE

58
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writing
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speaking
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reading

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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
Duolingo: 110-115

As a result of the widespread suspension of IELTS and other testing platforms during the COVID 19 pandemic, Cambrian College will temporarily accept the Duolingo English Test, IELTS Indicator and the TOEFL-iBT® Special Home Edition to demonstrate English Proficiency.

Note: Those requiring English may take the college first-class English for Academic Purposes Program: EAPP program. Once you complete the program, you will be accepted into Cambrian College Diploma or certificate programs.

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