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Why study design?

Designers turn ideas and abstract concepts into essential visual communication elements. Whether designing graphics or websites, computer software tools and design theory assist them. Web and graphic design courses provide a strong foundation of these essential skills. Depending on your chosen diploma, you could work in marketing, architecture, web design, game design, and more!

What will I learn in a design course from AOLCC?

AOLCC design students will study essential topics – colour theory, typography, and composition. These are vital for creating an appealing visual design.

Students will also learn how to use standard industry software to create designs. This includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and others, depending on the specific design training. Mechanical design courses, such as the CAD training, will teach everything from Excel to Mastercam Lathe.

Students in the web design courses will study programming languages such as JavaScript. In addition, they will study dynamic development with PHP.

Graphic design course graduates will gain experience in logo design and print production. They will also build a portfolio of work through practical exercises. It will include a range of projects from photo editing to logo design to magazine layout and more.

If you love to merge technology with the visual arts, a diploma from AOLCC is the perfect career catalyst!

What to Expect From a Career in Visual and Applied Design

Careers in design can be fulfilling as they allow you to be creative and frequently work on new projects. You could work for all kinds of companies, from large corporations to small startups. Or, you could also be self-employed.

In this career, you can create designs for almost any industry in the field. This includes marketing/advertising, software development, architecture/engineering, and media companies. Name any company in the industry and it’s a safe bet they will need help from a designer!

One of the keys to a successful career will be building a strong portfolio of your best projects. It will also benefit you to keep learning and staying on top of industry trends and techniques.

Careers After Completing a Visual and Applied Design Course

Designers can work in many capacities. Students who complete a design program at AOLCC can have different jobs. Career options depend on their program choice, and include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Layout Artist
  • Layout Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Internet Site Designer

Salary Range for Careers in Visual and Applied Design

  • Graduates from the web design courses can expect to earn between $39,000-$67,000.
  • Graduates from the graphic design courses can expect a salary of $37,000-60,000.
  • Mechanical design course graduates can earn a salary of $44,000-$70,000.

However, exact salary can vary based on the company, experience, and location.

Why choose a visual and applied design training course with AOLCC?

AOLCC offers expert visual design training programs in Canada. In training, you will learn all of the necessary applications and concepts. Thus, you graduate fully prepared for a career in design.

Not only does AOLCC offer flexible courses to fit your schedule, we also offer a supportive learning environment. This provides an in depth learning experience that isn’t possible in most web or graphic design courses online.

AOLCC has campus locations all across Canada! We also offer over 30 diploma and certificate programs. There is sure to be a location and training option to suit your needs.

We use a top-notch integrated learning system (ILS) to make learning easy. It allows students to study at their own pace and schedule.

We teach job-hunting and resume-building skills as part of training. This ensures you can get from training to job success in your chosen field.

How can you get started?

We offer supportive, affordable, and flexible study options that you won’t find in average graphic and web designing courses online. Contact us to get more information on the programs and see if AOLCC’s design programs are right for you. Gain the skills you need to get the job you want!

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