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bachelor

Degree

Graphic Communications Diploma

bachelor

Degree

Graphic Communications Diploma

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $14,579 CAD

  • Application fee

    $150 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Highlights
Work Experience

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-May-2023 2023-05-01

Overview

Graphic Communications Diploma

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Graphic Communications diploma program at the Regina campus will challenge you both creatively and technically.

Hands-on labs and courses that focus on the philosophy of design, using industry-standard software and equipment, will give you the confidence to be successful in the fast-paced and diverse graphic communications industry.

You will build a solid foundation in:

  • aesthetic awareness
  • client communication
  • design and typography
  • digital output and colour management
  • digital page layout
  • graphic and illustration creation
  • package design
  • photography and image editing
  • problem-solving
  • project management
  • screen printing and signage
  • self-promotion and social media marketing
  • visual identity and brand development
  • website design and using content management systems (CMS)

The program’s delivery methods and commitment to training excellence have prepared students to compete and win dozens of provincial, national, and international awards over the years.

You’ll learn about leading software applications by using them in your classes and labs. You’ll create a variety of projects that are designed specifically to build skills that industry employers value.

By graduation, you’ll have experience managing and producing projects from concept through to delivery, developed a professional portfolio and completed a four-week work experience in the graphic communications industry.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$19,379

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,032
Accommodation 1 bed room $4,800
Tuition 1 person $14,579

Hourly wage

Min wage

13 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency Results
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
5
listening
5
writing
5
speaking
5
reading

TOEFL

81
19
listening
19
writing
19
speaking
19
reading

PTE

63
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

180
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: 105 

Applicants may be conditionally waitlisted and/or conditionally accepted where proof of registration in an English language Centre program is provided. 

Proof must include a specified date by which the individual is anticipated to meet the ELP requirement.

Successful completion of a Saskatchewan Polytechnic-recognized ESL program from a Canadian college or university, if it is considered equivalent to Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s required TOEFL iBT or IELTS admission requirements. 

Proficiency equivalents will be reviewed by Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s International Admissions Representative in consultation with the relevant program head. Registrar approval will be required.

Pre-EAP

If you are just starting to learn English with an IELTS score of less than 5.5, you can take Pre-EAP courses to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Course and IELTS levelCourse length and estimated costStart date and location
Pre-EAP (CW L1)
Below 4.0
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online
Pre-EAP (CW L2)
4.0
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online
Pre-EAP (CW L3)
4.5
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online
Pre-EAP (CW L4)
5.0 (no band <4.5)
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online

EAP 

Advance your social and academic English skills with these courses to achieve the IELTS level needed to begin your program study at Sask Polytech.

Course and IELTS levelCourse length and estimated costStart date and location
EAP 1
5.5
15 weeks
$4,500
January and May
Hybrid delivery in Saskatoon
EAP 2
6.0
15 weeks
$4,500
May and September
Hybrid delivery in Saskatoon

Find your level

 IELTSTOEFL iBTPTEDuolingo
Pre-EAP (CW L2)4.0282460
Pre-EAP (CW L3)4.5323070
(no band <50)
Pre-EAP (CW L4)5.0354080
(no band <60)
EAP 15.5464590
(no band <70)
EAP 26.0
(no band <5.5;
at least one band >6.0)
6250100 
(no band <80)

Academic background and requirement

  • Grade 12

Alternative Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. 

Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.

Career opportunities

  • Web Designer
  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Developer

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