Graphic & Visual Design + Co-op


    This program has been reviewed and approved by The Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training BC, Canada

    In this diploma program students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and self-confidence to work as visual and graphic art designers in variety of digital media industries. Students will become proficient digital artists using industry standard software and will apply contemporary design theory and digital tools and techniques to a wide variety of industry specific design problems. Dedicated production studio time at the end of each term provides students with the opportunity to complete and enhance term assignments and portfolio pieces. Graduate portfolios will clearly illustrate a passion for design and a desire to consistently and creatively solve challenging design problems.


    Program Length

    • Total 66 weeks – 1320 Hours * (including Coop work experience)

    Coop Work Experience (included)

    • Total 11 weeks – 220 hours

    Full Time

    • Instructional 20 hours a week

    * Program length does not include any academic break or holiday break


    • Graphic & Visual Design with Co-op diploma

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduate or equivalent or
    • Mature student status ( British Columbia 19 years old and plus)
    • Meet the College’s English Proficiency requirements by any one of the following options:
      • IELTS: 5.5 (or better) or
      • TOEFL (paper): 520 (or better) or
      • TOEFL (CBT): 190 (or etter) or
      • TOEFL (IBT): 70 (or better) or
      • Cambridge: FCE (or better) or
      • Intermediate (or better) Certificate from a Language Canada-accredited school
      • Pearson English Placement Test at the Intermediate level
      • Pass the College’s English Language Proficiency exam
      • Has earned a high school graduation diploma from a Canadian high school or earned a diploma from secondary school (or above) in a system in which English is the official language


    • Print and Branding
    • Packaging Graphic Design
    • Environmental Graphic Design
    • Visual Interaction Design
    • Transmedia Design
    • Self Employed

    Design Industry

    • Graphic Designers create visual concept, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform and captivate consumers.
    • Graphic designers develop overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.

    Design Facts

    • Employment of graphic designers in computer systems design and related services is projected to grow 35 percent by 2022. With the increased use of the Internet, graphic designers will be needed to create designs and images for portable devices, websites, electronic publications, and video entertainment media.

    Source: Truity Job Outlook

    British Columbia
    Labour Market

    • In all, B.C. is forecast to have 903,000 job openings between 2018 and 2028.
    • 77% of future jobs will require some form of post-secondary education or training

    Source: B.C.’s labour market outlook: 2018


    PHOT 100 Photoshop I DRAW 101 Drawing I (2D)
    ILLU 100 Illustrator I VISU 101 Modern Visual Design
    INDE 100 InDesign I COLR 101 Color Theory
    VIDE 100 Premiere TYPG 101 Typography I
    DIGI 100 Digital Imaging GRAP 101 Graphic Design
    PROD 101 Production Studio I
    TERM 2 TERM 3
    DRAW 200 Drawing II (3D) CONC 300 Concept Development
    PHOT 200 Photoshop II PACK 300 Package Design
    ILLU 200 Illustrator II ADVR 300 Advertising Design I
    INDE 200 InDesign II WEBD 300 Web Design
    TYPG 200 Typography II INDE 300 InDesign III
    PROD 200 Production Studio II PROD 300 Production Studio III
    TERM 4 TERM 5
    PUBL 400 Publication Design PORT 500 Portfolio
    ADVR 400 Advertising Design II PROF 500 Professional Preparation
    CORP 400 Corporate Design TERM 6
    MOBM 400 Mobile Media Design GVDP 100 Work Experience Coop
    MOGR 400 Motion Graphics
    PROD 400 Production Studio IV &
    Portfolio Review

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