Why study design?
With a design program, you’ll learn to turn ideas and abstract concepts into essential visual communication elements. Employers are looking for people who have the skills and understanding to help build their brand through visual design. Whether you want to work for an up-and-coming startup, small business, big corporation, or yourself, training in design will help get you there.
Explore our Design Programs in Alberta
In the Graphic Designer diploma program, students learn the software programs that every professional designer needs to know: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students learn techniques for creating digital images, illustrations, and layouts, and they develop a strong theoretical foundation in color, typography, and composition.
This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to build a Web Design foundation, learn industry-standard software programs, and produce a well-rounded and dynamic portfolio. Students learn how to plan and design compelling and interactive websites, and use industry-related programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Animate in their website designs.
What will I learn in a design course from AOLCC?
Develop a foundation in design and gain hands-on experience with industry-standard software through our design programs. Students will cover design basics, including color theory, typography, and graphic and web design fundamentals.
What to expect from a career in design
Careers in design can be extremely fulfilling as they allow you to be creative and frequently work on new projects.
Most developers and designers work 40 hour weeks, but freelancing and self-employment is becoming more popular than ever. As a freelance web designer or graphic artist, you can create your own work schedule and choose projects that interest you!
One of the keys to a successful career in design is building up a portfolio of unique and outstanding projects you’ve completed. It will also benefit you to keep learning and stay on top of industry trends and techniques.
Careers after completing a design course in Alberta
There are a variety of jobs that graduates of our AOLCC design programs will be qualified for, such as:
- Web designer
- Website developer
- Graphic designer
- Graphic artist
- Layout artist
Salary range for careers in design
Pay for design related jobs vary depending on the company, industry, and job location. Graduates of the graphic designer program can expect to earn between $36,000 to $59,000. Graduates of the web design program can expect to earn between $39,000 to $65,000.
Why choose a design training course with AOLCC?
With over 30 diploma and certificate programs available, AOLCC is an excellent choice for those looking for a career change or developing their design skills. Our world-class integrated learning system (ILS) focuses on each student’s learning needs with curriculum that lets you learn at your own pace and set your own schedule.
Our students receive one-on-one, personalized support from an on-campus learning coach. You will be supported in every step of your career journey.
From the west coast to Ontario, we have a campus near you! 50 locations across the country make us Canada’s largest college network.
Once you graduate, our job placement assistance can help you find the right opportunities in your chosen career. We work with you to develop job-hunting skills and learn the best resume-building techniques that will help you get you hired.
How can you get started?
Studying at AOLCC can set you on the right path to a successful and exciting career in design. Contact an admissions advisor for a free consultation to find out if our design training programs are right for you.
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