This program prepares students for a career in the field of graphic design. Students explore the graphic design industry, the role of the designer, design theory, industry standard tools and practical hands-on design techniques and challenges.
Print and web media are explored as students learn to develop concepts and solutions to graphic design problems through traditional design processes. Students produce a multitude of graphic design applications and work together to plan and deploy a public showing of their work completed throughout this nine-month program.
|Start||Length||Credentials||Campus||Part- or Full-time|
|September 2016||9 months||Certificate||Downtown||Full-time|
Digital Graphic Design will close accepting applications for the September 2016 intake on June 27, 2016 4pm. If you have any questions about the program you may contact the Department Head, Lorena Espinoza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Online||Fax / Mail||In Person|
|If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now.||Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and fax to 604.443.8450||Visit us at one of our campus locations.|
After you apply, you can check application status to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.
The digital graphic design program is full-time. There are two classes that run each day at different times:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday, 2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Successful applicants will be offered a seat in either the morning class or the afternoon class.
VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.
Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.
Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
Admission is by competitive selection based on:
Applicants whose first language is other than English, who have not completed English 098/099 and are presenting foreign documents equivalent to Grade 12, must successfully complete an English Language Assessment, http://www.vcc.ca/assessments which includes a Canadian Language Benchmark of Listening 8, Speaking 8, Reading 7, and Writing 7 or better.Once the academic requirements have been verified by the Admissions Office your application will be sent to the Digital Graphic Design Department. When the department receives your application you will be sent an email with a portfolio review invitation, the invitation also includes a request for your resumé. Please send your resumé no longer than two weeks after you have received your invitation (exact email instructions are included with the invitation letter). The department does not accept portfolios before the interview, please bring the portfolio with you for the interview.
It is strongly advised that you attend an Info Session (http://www.vcc.ca/programscourses/program-areas/design/digital-graphic-design/#infoSessions)before your Portfolio and Resume Review and Interview.
The DGD department recognizes that some applicants may not possess a detailed artistic history and portfolio. The opportunity for a career change and lifelong learning are acknowledged and seriously considered by the DGD department. All applicants are required to participate in the interview process.
Please review the digital graphic design portfolio submission guidelines.
Fees and Other costs
|Student Union Fee||$29.36|
|College Initiative Fee||$88.86|
|Student Union Health Plan Fee||$146|
|Student Union Dental Plan Fee||$146|
|Other Costs|| $21 - Graduation Fee
$124 - Campus Resource Fee
$950 - Books, Supplies and Printing
VCC's digital graphic design program is nine-months, full-time with intakes each September.
Our graduates have gained employment in design firms, advertising agencies, print houses, service bureaus, architectural firms, communications industries, public and private companies as well as freelance contracting. Students can also build a solid portfolio for the purpose of future competition and admission into degree-granting art and design institutes.
Each year, students organize a professional design exhibition that's open to the public.
|June 9, 2016||Thursday||5 - 6 p.m.||821||Downtown|
|June 23, 2016||Thursday||5 - 6 p.m.||821||Downtown|
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|Intro to Design (DGRD 1010)||4.0 credits||course outline|
|Designing with Type (DGRD 1020)||2.0 credits||course outline|
|Type and Image (DGRD 1030)||3.0 credits||course outline|
|Composition (DGRD 1040)||3.0 credits||course outline|
|Design for Print (DGRD 1115)||9.0 credits||course outline|
|Design for Web (DGRD 1116)||9.0 credits||course outline|
|Guided Independent Studies (DGRD 1215)||4.0 credits||course outline|
|Portfolio Completion (DGRD 1216)||2.0 credits||course outline|