Programs

Graphic & Web Design

Important Dates

Upcoming Program(s)

1. September 12th , 2022 - Emploi Quebec purchased program
Day Schedule - Monday to Friday, 9am-12pm & 12:30 -2:30pm (30 minute break)
THIS IS A SERVICES-QUÉBEC FUNDED PROGRAM; a referral with entente #835259-0 is required to apply to this program. Contact your local Services-Québec (SQ) office and make an appointment with an agent to see if you are eligible for a referral (SQ funding). To find your nearest SQ office, use the online LOCATOR at: Locator—Services Québec offices (gouv.qc.ca)
https://www.localisateur.servicesquebec.gouv.qc.ca/en

2. October 31st, 2022
Afternoon Schedule - Monday to Friday, 3 - 6pm & 6:30 - 8:30pm (30 minute break)
THIS IS A MINISTRY (M.E.E.S.) FUNDED PROGRAM (Ministère de l'Éducation Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur). Although this is not a Services-Québec purchased program, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance through your local Services-Quebec office. If eligible, ask agent to list you under our general contract # 588483-0

Program Delivery - Hybrid learning

Hybrid learning format will require students to be present, on campus, for a portion of the program- details are unique to each course and follow the public health regulations.

Information session(s)- Virtual

Information sessions are complete for these cohorts
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It is mandatory to attend an information session if you are to be considered a serious candidate for the program.

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Program Overview

Full-time Program - Attestation d’Études Collégiales (AEC) LCE.0Z

In just under 7 months of full-time study, students in the Graphic and Web Design program will acquire the top creative skills reflective of the contemporary aesthetic in demand by today’s powerhouse businesses. They will develop a “designer’s eye,” becoming proficient at the fundamentals of good design for web and print, knowing what looks good and why. Students will also explore branding, product packaging, entrepreneurship, mobile technology, interface design, advertising materials, and much more. Students in the program will master industry-standard software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver) and, guided by teachers working in today’s design industry and a hands-on approach to learning, will be supported in applying design theory to a wide variety of practical projects: flyers, logos, newsletters, e-blasts, social media pages, posters, advertisements, and other in-demand fundamentals.

By the end of the program, students will be able to:

  • Create, edit, and composite digital photographs
  • Create, trace, and modify drawings on the computer for logos and illustrations
  • Design and create digital and print publications
  • Design and create web sites
  • Produce original, attractive documents that enhance the client’s brand image
  • Work creatively, with an enhanced aesthetic sensibility
  • Work effectively as part of a team and independently

Space is limited and in high demand; sign up for an information session and help design your own future.




Job Outlook

The graduates of this program may find employment in small, midsize as well in larger enterprises.

Areas of employment may include, retail (fashion), arts and entertainment, and multi-international corporations as well as design studios and much more.

The Quebec IMT website states that work prospects for Graphic Designers and Illustrators are very good.  This is likely for the province as a whole.

According to the Government of Canada: The employment outlook will be good for Graphic designers and illustrators (NOC 5241) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal for the 2021-2023 period.

According to a report produced by the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (État d’équilibre du marché du travail

Diagnostics de court (2022) et de moyen termes (2025) pour les 500 professions de la classification nationale des professions) :

Designers graphiques et illustrateurs/illustratrices is a « profession en léger déficit de main d’œuvre ».

Graduates may have one of the following typical job titles as they start work:

  • Junior Web Designer
  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Graphic/Web Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • UX Designer
  • GUI Designer
  • Visual Communications Designer

Courses & Schedule

Program Schedule

Day Schedule - Monday to Friday, 9am-12pm & 12:30 -2:30pm (30 minute break)
OR
Afternoon Schedule- Monday to Friday, 3 - 6pm & 6:30 - 8:30pm (30 minute break)

Duration of Program

7 months

* ALL COURSES ARE OFFERED IN AN ONLINE &/OR HYBRID LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Courses will be offered in a hybrid format, with adjustments for onsite classes, adhering to the public health directives.
Hybrid learning format will require students to be present, on campus, for a portion of the program- details are unique to each course and will be presented once confirmed by the program committee.

List of Courses



Number Title Hours
412-B13-AB Digital photo 60 hours
412-B14-AB Illustration 60 hours
412-B15-AB Page layout 60 hours
412-B16-AB Graphic design concepts 60 hours
412-B07-AB Publication design 60 hours
412-B08-AB Web Design I 60 hours
412-B09-AB Web Design II 60 hours
412-B10-AB Web Design III 60 hours
412-B11-AB Applied graphic design 60 hours
412-B12-AB Design studio 60 hours
Digital photo
Number 412-B13-AB
Hours60 hours
Illustration
Number 412-B14-AB
Hours60 hours
Page layout
Number 412-B15-AB
Hours60 hours
Graphic design concepts
Number 412-B16-AB
Hours60 hours
Publication design
Number412-B07-AB
Hours60 hours
Web Design I
Number412-B08-AB
Hours60 hours
Web Design II
Number412-B09-AB
Hours60 hours
Web Design III
Number412-B10-AB
Hours60 hours
Applied graphic design
Number412-B11-AB
Hours60 hours
Design studio
Number412-B12-AB
Hours60 hours

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Fulfill AEC admission requirements
    • birth certificate, proof of address and/or valid Medicare card
  • Proof of Secondary School completion- Transcripts
    • The document must be in English or French, otherwise the document must be translated (extra fees will apply)
    • If you studied outside of the country, a comparative evaluation will be required, as evaluation systems differ worldwide. (extra fees will apply)
  • Submit a CV
  • Submit a letter of intent stating why you believe you are a good candidate for the program
  • Submit a 5 piece portfolio, demonstrating your diverse skills, passion and motivation for the course
    • if you do not have a portfolio or personal pieces, submit pieces that inspired your application to this program.
  • Complete an admission questionnaire– allowing you to elaborate on your portfolio submissions.
    • This will occur only after all proper documentation has been submitted, reviewed and accepted.
  • Admissions Interview by the Selection Committee to evaluate the match between your learning and career goals and the teaching objectives of the program
  • Have a working knowledge of English and French
    • note: the program is offered 100% in English, the knowledge of French is to promote a successful future employment within the province of Quebec.

Recommendations for minimal hardware configuration

Please note that the bandwidth capacity may vary depending on the density of the multimedia experience. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to have a standard high-speed connection (5MB/s) to benefit fully from the online experience.

  • Internet Connection – 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 25 Mbps upload speeds
    • This will allow you to upload and download massive files in high-definition
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 or i9 (quad core minimum); or Apple M1 or higher.
  • Display: 15 in., Full HD (1920×1080 pixels), minimum
    • a second screen is recommended, but not necessary.
  • RAM: 16 GB minimum, 32GB is preferred
  • Video Card/Graphics Card: A discrete video card with dedicated RAM.
  • Storage: 250GB minimum.

Fees

Title Cost
Application fee $30
Registration fee $117 per semester (2 semesters)
Books, Hardware & Softwares $600 (approximate cost), subject to change
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