Advertising and Graphic Design Co-op Diploma (Open May, 2018)
The program focuses on learning the skills needed for graphic design. Students, through progressively intensive courses, will gain insights into basic drawing techniques, typography, color theories and visual communications. Through studio projects with high relevancy to present field, students get hands-on practices to apply the design theories and principles, graphic design software, advertising, documentation and photography, packaging, and commercial branding.
Advertising and Graphic Design diploma program is developed to meet the current industry demand for art, advertisement designers and graphic designers with visual, conceptual, typographic and practical skills. Classes focus on these areas of study and emphasize important skills like problem-solving, teamwork and presentation skills.
- 12 months In-class academic
- 12 months Co-op work experience
- 1 Day In-class Final Oral Presentation
This co-op oriented program will enhance student’s creativity. Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Create logos, advertisements, images, digital content and websites. In the program the focus will be on learning and developing specific skills and techniques, compiling an extensive portfolio, and gaining invaluable work-related experience.
- Acquire, and apply specialized graphic design and advertisement terminology and knowledge to the relevant project.
- Assess, predict, and relate the importance of graphic design within the human environment.
- Classes are equipped with smart screens for an interactive learning experience
- Demonstrate competency in technical skills applicable to graphic design
- Develop design solutions using principles of design to create visual communications that meet the needs of the project.
- Plan, implement, and evaluate graphic design and advertisement projects using project management skills to deliver quality work to clients according to schedule and within budget.
- Learn various software’s required to design advertisements, magazine designs and graphic designs.
- Demonstrate the ability to use design thinking strategies in design process.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze, synthesize, and develop probable solutions.
- Communicate concepts, design solutions, and arguments clearly and concisely through visual, verbal and written means.
- Access information through traditional and new technologies, and synthesize this information for problem solving activities.
Students are expected to complete a minimum of 1-3 hours of assigned readings and homework everyday. This will be assigned by the course instructor in addition to the expected study time each individual student require as part of their commitment to the program.
1 – High school graduation or equivalent; or 18 years of age.
2 – A short written essay from the student explaining why they are interested in the program and how the program can assist them to meet their future goal
3 – The minimum level of English language proficiency is one of the following :
TOEFL PBT – 513; CBT – 183; iBT – 65;
English 12 – minimum final grade “C”;
TOEIC – 620;
IELTS – 5.5;
Placement Test – Level 5;