Graphic Visual Design


This program has been reviewed and approved by PTIB.

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*

Full Time

  • Total 55 weeks
  • 5 hours per session
  • 4 sessions per week

Admission Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent or
  • Mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
  • Meet the College’s English proficiency requirements


  • Graphic & Visual Design Diploma

*Program Length does not include breaks and holiday breaks


  • 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 DRAM 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
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
PUBL 400 Publication Design PORT 500 Portfolio
ADVE 400 Advertising Design II PROF 500 Professional Preparation
CORP 400 Corporate Design
MOBM 400 Mobile Media Design
MOGR 400 Motion Graphics
PROD 400 Production Studio IV &
Portfolio Review

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