For over forty years, our acclaimed program has trained highly-skilled, creative individuals for the growing profession of Graphic Design. This three-year advanced diploma program prepares graduates for direct entry into dynamic and rewarding work environments including design studios, ad agencies, interactive web and game design studios, publishing houses, marketing firms, and film & television production studios, to name a few.
Our program of study develops the creative potential of each student in three specific ways:
- The creation of a personal portfolio that demonstrates an understanding of design fundamentals using advanced software skills.
- The process and application of design thinking to solve complex communication problems.
- Direct, hands-on experience with professional clients representing a broad range of industries.
We train our students in the foundations of composition and layout, typography, colour, interactive and accessible design principles, and the use of industry-standard software. Our project-based learning approach ensures that students are directly involved in shaping their learning experiences, and that principles and best practices are applied in portfolio-driven work across different media. With dedicated studio, lecture, and computer lab spaces, our students have the opportunity to collaborate on projects as well as develop social networks in a supportive learning environment.
By working directly with clients throughout their final year of study, students develop their knowledge base with real-world challenges. SLC Graphic Design graduates excel in creative problem-solving, design thinking, and approaches to user-centred design that are required by the growing creative economy.
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Graphic Designers are in high demand with very strong forecasts for the future. Graphic designers produce creative work in many enterprises including design studios; interactive, branding or advertising agencies; marketing firms; the television/broadcast industry; game design; publishing houses; and print and digital media production companies. Graduates may also work in the in-house design and digital publishing or media departments of large and medium-size enterprises.
The results of the Canadian survey of salaries and billing practices in the communication design industry are now available at creativeearners.ca.
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