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What will I learn?

Motivated. Creative. Innovative. If these words describe you, then our intensive Graphic Design for Print and Web certificate program is for you. You will learn industry-best practices and how to communicate effective design solutions using composition, typography, illustration, interactive media and web design. Throughout our program, you will work towards developing a cutting-edge portfolio filled with real-world projects that will help you stand out in the creative field of graphic and web design.

In order to achieve the best, you will learn from the best. This program offers you access to the latest industry standards in hardware, design applications and instruction. Our labs are equipped with the latest Apple workstations, up-to-date Adobe Creative Cloud software and our course instruction is facilitated by industry-leading working professionals in their field of practice and study. Over the course of the program, you will build connections with industry professionals, alumni and community partners to help prepare you for future career opportunities, through supportive mentorship and coaching.

Program Benefits

Become a career-ready graphic designer in 1 year

Gain a comprehensive education from highly-talented and industry-experienced faculty

Use industry-standard software like Adobe Creative Cloud in our state-of-the-art labs

Graduate the program with a portfolio to present to potential employers

Make connections with industry professionals by participating in a portfolio show

Skills You'll Develop

Learn design theory concepts

Learn how to communicate design-thinking strategies

Web Design

Illustration

Functional Composition

Typography

Your Career

Upon graduating, our students hit the ground running ready to work as junior–intermediate graphic and web designers. Our program will prepare you with the necessary employment skills to find work in creative agencies, in-house design teams, multimedia firms, freelance opportunities and more. You will use your newly acquired knowledge and skills to create stunning marketing materials, impactful brand identities, engaging editorial and publication designs, and interactive websites that are mobile-ready and SEO compatible using HTML5, CSS, and jQuery; and that meet the needs and demands of small–large scale companies.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Media and Creative Arts

Study options

Full Time (2 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$9,655.02 (US$ 7,108) per year
CAN $4,116.35 per semester; Ancillary Fees: CAN $334.43
Start date

Expected January 2023

Venue

Humber International Graduate School

59 Hayden Street,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M4Y 2P2, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

Practical work experience or education in a design-related field such as fine arts, digital design, illustration, photography, web design/development, marketing, prepress, etc.

Interest in learning and pursuing a career in multimedia and/or design industry

Computer literacy (Windows or Mac)

Portfolio of four to six design pieces of traditional or digital media (samples may include graphic design, illustration, paintings/sculptures or web design)

Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.0 and No band below 5.5

Minimum TOEFL Scores: 550 for paper-based test OR 80 (20L, 20W, 20S, 20R) for internet-based test

Minimum PTE Score of 53 - 57

Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 60% in Level 8

Application deadline: Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1; however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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