Graphic and Web Designer - Nova Scotia

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Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status.

Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions.

An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program.

Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them

  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to balance competing creative visions

Program Highlights

This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to build a graphics & web design foundation, learn industry-standard software programs, and produce a well-rounded and exciting portfolio. Students will start by learning key Graphic Design subjects including: branding and logo design, brochures and various print media. Students will then learn how to plan and design compelling and interactive websites and learn to use industry-related programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and Animate for website design. Students will also explore HTML and CSS for web publishing, alongside essential topics such as accessibility standards, color, typography, and composition, as well as dig into WordPress development. Graphic & Web Designer program graduates develop a professional design process for both print and online mediums from concept to launch.

Career Opportunities

Recent studies indicate that strong growth in Graphic and Web designjobs, particularly in the consulting sector, is expected over the next few years. Career opportunities that will allow students to communicate and captivate with the skills learned in this program include:

  • Advertising Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Web Designer
  • Internet Site Designer
  • Web Master

Core Courses

Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Keyboarding
    Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
  • Operating Systems
    Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
  • Word Processing
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheets
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Office Skills
    Personal Computer Fundamentals, Internet Fundamentals
  • Business Skills
    Customer Service Essentials, Marketing and Sales, Project Management Fundamentals, Print Production
  • Web Design
    Introduction to Web Design, Web 101, HTML and CSS Essentials, Color Theory, Fundamentals of Typography, Dreamweaver 1 and 2, Information Design, Animate, JavaScript for Designers, Web Design 1, WordPress Development, Web Practical Simulation,and Web Portfolio Design
  • Graphics/Presentation
    Photoshop Basics, Color Theory, Illustrator Basics, Fundamentals of Typography, Design and Composition, InDesign Basics, Fundamentals of Logo Design, The Study of Graphic Design, Graphic Design
  • Job Readiness/Employability Skills
    Strategies for Success, Design Business, Job Search and Resume Writing and Occupational Health and Safety
  • Program Type:

    Diploma

  • Anticipated salary:

    C$31,084 – C$76,895 (Information from PayScale Canada)

  • Program Duration:

    65 Weeks

  • Program Notes:

    Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.

  • Program Category:

    Web Design

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