Professional Development Program:

Graphic Design for Professionals Certificate

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Entrance Requirements: Post-Secondary degree or diploma OR relevant experience

The Graphic Design for Professionals online certificate provides students with a foundation of graphic design, web design and corporate branding. The course will allow students to apply the technical and creative skills learned throughout the program to create a strong corporate identity for a business of their choice. Students will complete the program with a developed brand identity including logo design, business cards, print collateral, advertisements, social media profiles and website design.

This certificate is delivered fully online so that you can complete assignments when it’s most convenient for you, all while receiving support from a dedicated instructor and interacting with classmates. This course offers optional weekly live sessions with your instructor and classmates, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get involved in discussions.  Click here for FAQ’s about our unique online learning format. The certificate includes training on industry standard tools and software such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Skills Acquired in this Certificate:

  • Training on industry standard software (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design)
  • Research and create a personal and professional design style.
  • Producing printing products (business cards, articles, posters, packaging)
  • Producing branding products (logos, corporate image and identity)
  • Producing digital media (web templates, ads, Apps UI)

Instructor Led vs. Instructor Supported Format

This certificate program offers two convenient online delivery options to best accommodate busy schedules.

Instructor Led
(Condensed Course) – 13 Weeks
Instructor led courses follow a class schedule with a dedicated Instructor and classmates. The Instructor posts weekly discussions and hosts live online sessions where students can discuss assignments, industry topics etc. with their peers. The live sessions are recorded and archived for reference. The Instructor led option has a heavier workload upfront but offers increased engagement, opportunity for discussion and encourage students to complete the course within a shorter time frame. Tuition for the certificate must be paid in full within the twelve week time period. Students can enter into an Instructor Led program at set start dates on approximately a monthly basis.

Instructor Supported
(Extended Course) – 13 weeks to 6 months
Instructor supported courses come with the support of a dedicated Instructor but do not follow a set class schedule. Students work at their own pace to complete the course within a six month time period. The Instructor has pre-recorded lectures that are available for students to review. Students can call into weekly live sessions with the Instructor Led student sessions but the topics may not align with where they currently are in their coursework. The Instructor supported option offers students continued support from a dedicated instructor with the flexibility to complete the certificate over a longer period of time. Tuition for the certificate must be paid in full within the first three months. Students can enter into an Instructor Supported program at the beginning of each week.

Who Should Take This Course?

This certificate is perfect for a professional looking to learn graphic and web design skills or a business owner interested in developing a brand identity for their business.