Graphic Design – Centennial College

Program Info

School: Centennial College
Faculty: School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
Degree: Diploma; Online; Advanced
Field of Study: Graphic Design
Description: Centennial College’s Graphic Design program, which has a graduate employment rate that exceeds 80 per cent, will prepare you for a multidisciplinary design career. Facilitated at the Story Arts Centre, the courses in this advanced diploma program will take a hands-on approach in an intimate studio environment, rather than having you sit passively in large lecture halls. With small class sizes, you’ll have lots of opportunities to work one-on-one with your professors.

In this college graphic design program, you’ll: master industry-standard Adobe software including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign; learn creative problem solving and design thinking; design for print, including advertisements, magazines, books and packaging; design responsive websites, mobile apps and create exciting motion graphics; explore drawing, photography, illustration and type design; learn professional practice skills to land a great job or start your own design business; contribute something unique and innovative to the design community in a thesis course; learn on the job and get course credits through an industry field placement in your final semester; interact with industry professionals; become a student member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario (RGD Ontario); and learn from professors who are up-to-date and professionally active in the design industry.

URL: Graphic Design at Centennial College
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,403

This cost estimate is based on two semesters and includes ancillary fees.

Scholarships: 2
Careers: Influencer; Graphic Designers and Illustrating Artists; Video Game Level Designer

Facts

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario
SCHOOL TYPE: College
LANGUAGE: English
FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE Students: 24,334
ENTRANCE DATES: January, May, September
CANADIAN STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT: $1,933
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION STARTING AT: $3,970
TELEPHONE: (416) 289-5393
FAX: (416) 289-5352
EMAIL: international@centennialcollege.ca
ADDRESS: 941 Progress Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About

Over the past 55 years, Centennial College has transformed itself from a local community college to a worldly institution, with a presence in countries such as China, India, South Korea and Brazil. Our focus has always been on preparing graduates to enter the workforce while teaching our students to be leaders. We’ve worked hard to build lasting partnerships with local communities while preparing our graduates to succeed globally – work we are confident has led to our #1 ranking in the Greater Toronto Area for graduate satisfaction. Locally, we continue to offer industry-recognized full- and part-time programs at five Toronto campuses. Whether in our classrooms, our labs or the community, Centennial students experience the real world before they even graduate. They’re job-ready, and that’s a fact employers have told us, as more than 88 percent of those who have employed Centennial grads are satisfied or very satisfied with their hires.

 

On Campus Housing

Centennial College has grown rapidly over the past several years, and demand for student housing outgrew the capacity of our older facility on Progress Avenue. Knowing that a lack of access to a residence is an impediment for students from outside the GTA, Centennial constructed the eight-storey Centennial Residence and Culinary Arts Centre at its Progress Campus. The striking new building takes the shape of a quadrangle with a central courtyard to allow natural light to reach all of the residence rooms. Housing up to 740 students in two- and four-bedroom arrangements, each suite includes its own kitchen and bathroom. Students also have access to communal kitchens and lounge spaces for larger social gatherings. Every resident has his or her own bedroom. For more information on Residence, visit www.centennial-place.ca. For questions and inquiries about the Residence, contact it directly by emailing centennialresidence@studenthousing.com or calling 416-438-2216, ext. 6294.

 

Off Campus Housing

The Centennial College Student Association Inc. (CCSAI) partners with an off-campus housing service company called Places4Students Inc. The company makes sure that finding a home is headache-free through its free-to-search database, which lets you see the property before deciding to contact the landlord. For more information, visit:

Incoming Students

 

For first year students, orientation activities for both academic and Centennial College Student Association programs, and personalized success plans are provided for you. You are also encouraged to take advantage of our free ‘success skills’ workshops offered throughout the year. Peer mentors and International advisors are also available at every campus to help you transition to life in Canada, and at Centennial.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:* These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older); and English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • English language proficiency.
  • Attend a mandatory Graphic Design program admission session, where you will submit a portfolio of work.Portfolio requirements:
  • Select 15 pieces of your original work in art and design, in a variety of media, materials and techniques. Work created by hand is required, but your portfolio can include both digital and hand-drawn art.
  • Include a sketchbook to show how your ideas are developed. If you are submitting a digital portfolio, photos of your sketchbook pages can be submitted.
  • Show work that demonstrates your ability and interest in graphic design, including use of typography if possible.
  • Include a short letter outlining your interest in graphic design and your career aspirations.Notes: If work is too large to transport, you may present photographs. To arrange a digital submission of your portfolio, please contact program coordinator Lisa Rebnord at lrebnord@centennialcollege.ca After applying, you will receive a letter with instructions on how to book the mandatory Graphic Design program admission session.

Fees & Scholarships

Tuition Fees

International: $17,403

Notes for International Students:

 

Fees vary by program. Degree programs have higher fees. Please visit the website for more information, at https://www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/tuition-and-fees/tuition-information/.

FINANCIAL AID

ACCESS STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES

Students can now submit inquiries and documents directly to Student Financial Services via CASS – Centennial Access to Student Services form. The queue will streamline student inquiries and document uploads related to scholarships and bursaries, the Ontario Student Assistance Program, tuition deposit waivers, promissory notes and more. The efficiency will allow us to enhance how we support students’ financial needs.

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