Graphic Design

Graphic Design



This diploma is an in-depth Graphic Design Production that offers the student technical hands-on skills. Upon completion this student will have numerous opportunities for employment in the printing and communications industry. Students will receive industry specific training on software programs designed to produce print media and electronic communications material. Examples of such software include: QuarkXPress, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat. Training will be provided using different computerized systems, printers and desktop scanners to produce basic publications, ads, or print materials. If you are creative and enjoy producing magazine ads, publications, books, brochures and advertisements, forms, business cards, or invitations, this degree is designed for you. This diploma is focused on training the student for the production workforce within the printing and publishing industry. Prerequisites: Testing score equivalent or CPLT1100 Essential Computer Applications, CPLT1200 Introduction to Macintosh and qualifying score on math assessment test.

Program Title:
Graphic Design

Award Type:

Credits: Total Diploma Credits 54
Award Outcomes:
  • Utilize the elements and principles of design
  • Integrate the use of industry standard technology and design
  • Exhibit use of technology workflow
  • Perform troubleshooting strategies
  • Produce clean proofs and prints for press-ready documents

Career Opportunities:
Graphic design is an ever-changing and evolving professional career with many occupational categories and opportunities. One might find employment in a production environment, customer service, customer support, sales, creative production, consulting or training. Occupational titles include but are not limited to creative designer, graphic designer, print production artist, web designer, web producer, web developer, production artist, advertising artist, art typographer. Common working environments might include design or production, in a corporation, agency, advertising or marketing setting, printing company, or graphics service bureau.

Choose Total Diploma Credits 54 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 47 Credits
MGDP1010 Basic Drawing 3
MGDP1205 Fundamentals of Graphic Design 3
MGDP1210 Graphic Design Essentials 3
MGDP1220 Concepts in Creativity 3
MGDP1230 Photoshop 3
MGDP1240 Illustrator 3
MGDP1250 Web Design & Development I 3
MGDP1270 Macintosh Computer Technology 3
MGDP1310 InDesign 3
MGDP1330 Advanced Page Layout 3
MGDP1340 Advanced Photoshop 3
MGDP1350 Advanced Illustrator 3
MGDP1360 Acrobat 2
MGDP2010 Applied Graphic Design 3
MGDP2040 Collateral Advertising 3
MGDP2080 Applied Typography 3
Technical Studies Electives: 1 Credits
Any ARSP, CCIS, MGDP, MMVP -or- PRPO course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective. Recommended:
MGDP2215 Graphic Design Internship 1-12
General Education Required: 6 Credits

Choose one of the following:
COMM2050 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM2060 Small Group Communication 3
COMM2070 Cyber Culture 3
COMM2130 Public Speaking 3

Choose one of the following:
PHIL2100 Critical Thinking 3
PHIL2200 Ethics 3
General Education Electives: 0 Credits