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bachelor

Degree

Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design ( Project-Based )

Course code: #0049

bachelor

Degree

Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design ( Project-Based )

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $13,750 CAD

  • Application fee

    $100 CAD

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    70 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-February-2022 2022-02-01
Winter-January 08-January-2023 2023-01-08
Fall-September 01-February-2023 2023-02-01
Winter-January 08-January-2024 2024-01-08

Overview

Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design

The Graphic Design advanced diploma program has an exceptional reputation for graduating talented designers and is recognized as one of the top design programs in the province.

Many students win regional, national, and international awards for their design work, including RGD (Association of Registered Graphic Designers), ADCC (Advertising and Design Club of Canada), Applied Arts, Print, HOW, and many others.

In this program, you will access up-to-date technologies, including software, hardware, photography studio, and printing facilities. 

The program has limited enrolment and small class sizes to ensure students' access to award-winning faculty with professional experience in graphic design, packaging, photography and illustration. 

You will engage in a collaborative environment with dynamic studio projects for both in-class and live clients. 

The program also offers educational and socially engaging guest speakers and multiple opportunities for collaboration with other students and outside organizations. 

The program supports student membership in the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) and provides access to the Design Thinkers Conference. 

The program employs a project-based learning approach that addresses design, digital content creation, communication, interpersonal, mechanical, technical and enhanced employability skills. 

You will participate in field placements in the third year to reinforce professional industry standards.

Conestoga's graphic design students are prepared to assume junior-level design positions and responsibilities in the graphic design studios, advertising agencies, in-house communication departments, and technology-based companies. 

As a graduate, you will use knowledge of design thinking, research, process, and practical design skills to plan and create purposeful visual communications in collaboration with colleagues, supervisors, art or creative directors, project managers, and clients.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$20,950

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,224
Accommodation 1 bed room $7,200
Tuition 1 person $13,750

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency (If Applicable)
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Portfolio
  • Interview

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
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listening
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writing
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speaking
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reading

PTE

51
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listening
-
writing
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speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

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listening
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writing
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Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • CAEL: 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60
  • Conestoga English Language Test (CELT): Band 5
  • Duolingo English Test: Minimum score of 105

Conestoga offers a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission, but all other admission criteria have been met.

An applicant will be eligible for admission to the program after completing level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 70%

Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

For more details, visit this page.

Conestoga English LevelIELTS Academic
Overall Band
TOEFL iBTPearson Test of English
(PTE) Academic
Level 10-2.50-29 
Level 2

3.0-4.0

No band less than 2

30-45 
Level 3

4.5-5.0

No band less than 4.5

46-6036-45
Level 4

5.0-6.0

No band less than 5

61-7946-52
 
Direct entry to most diploma & certificate programs*

6.0

No band less than 5.5

8053-57
Direct entry to graduate certificate and degree programs**

6.5

No band less than 6

8858-60

Academic background and requirement

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status
  • Grade 12 compulsory English, C (70%) or U (60%), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications, or equivalent

Career opportunities

  • Art director
  • Creative designer
  • Design director
  • Freelance graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Web designer
  • Multimedia animator
  • Film editor
  • Logo designer
  • Interior spatial designer

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