Graphic Design Production
Credential: Ontario College Diploma
Length: 4 Semesters
Duration: 2 Years
Effective: Fall 2017
The 2-year Graphic Design Production program involves interdisciplinary, problem solving activities which combine visual sensitivity with skill and knowledge in the area of communications, technology and business. These professions specialize in the structuring of visual information to aid communication and orientation in both print and web based format.
Students are student members of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (rgd.ca).
At an entry level of responsibility graduates assist senior designers in the development and production of design work within constraints set by employers and the market while working under supervision and as team members. They apply a working knowledge of design fundamentals, typography and technology including standard software, digital and photographic techniques.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- develop and implement solutions to routine problems encountered in the development and production phases of the graphic design process;
- develop effective visual communications through the application of design theories and principles according to specifications;
- apply typographic skills and knowledge to develop effective visual communications;
- use a variety of routine technologies to capture and manipulate design elements in producing a final product;
- work in a professional manner, maintaining professional relationships and communicating effectively with co-workers, supervisors and others;
- employ environmentally sustainable design principles and practices.
The Program Progression
Sem 1: Fall 2017
Sem 2: Winter 2018
Sem 3: Fall 2018
Sem 4: Winter 2019
A number of articulation agreements have been negotiated with universities and other institutions across Canada, North America and internationally. These agreements are assessed, revised and updated on a regular basis. Please contact the program co-ordinator for specific details if you are interested in pursuing such an option. Additional information can be found on our website at
OSSD or equivalent with
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/
Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
All applicants must submit 3 to 5 samples of creative work that represents their interest in the field of Graphic Design. Samples may be created using digital or traditional media. Work can be submitted by e-mail, regular mail, or delivered in person.
Please note, successful graduates of the Art and Design Fundamentals one-year Certificate program (Program Major: AADF) at Georgian College are exempt from this requirement.
Contact the program coordinator to obtain additional information or to arrange a personal interview.
19 Mandatory Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.
|BUSI 2004||Professional Practices for Designers 1|
|COMP 1020||Digital Page Layout 1|
|COMP 1021||Adobe Photoshop|
|COMP 1076||Web Production|
|COMP 2035||Adobe Illustrator|
|COMP 2039||Digital Page Layout 2|
|COMP 2110||Web: Interactive Techniques|
|COMP 2111||Web: Content Management|
|GRPH 1001||Graphic Design 1|
|GRPH 1002||Graphic Design 2|
|GRPH 2000||Graphic Design 3|
|GRPH 2001||Production Studio 1|
|GRPH 2002||Production Studio 2|
|GRPH 2003||Graphic Design 4|
|GRPH 2010||Drawing and Illustration for Graphic Designers|
|HSTY 2001||A History of Illustrative and Graphic Art|
|PHOT 1005||Photographic Communication|
|PRNT 1002||Print Production|
|Select 2 courses from the communications list during registration.|
|General Education Courses|
|Select 3 courses from the general education list during registration.|
Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.