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Advertising & Graphic Design


Diploma


Program Code: 04701

Campus: Lakeshore

Length: 4 semesters starting in September

Humber’s Advertising and Graphic Design diploma program is designed to meet industry demand for advertising art directors and graphic designers with solid strategic, visual, conceptual, typographical and technical skills. Classes focus on the study of advertising while emphasizing the development of important skills like creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork and presentation skills.

This program will guide you through the many facets of visual communication including colour theory, conceptual process, typography, design, marketing strategies, interactive media and digital technology through the use of industry standard tools. You will also have the unique opportunity to apply these skills on briefs for real clients through BuildingF, our in-house creative agency. As you learn fundamental advertising and marketing concepts, linkage projects will connect you with students in related programs. These projects will help you hone collaborative and teamwork skills, preparing you for the workplace. Your first semester is shared with the Public Relations advanced diploma, Journalism advanced diploma, Advertising and Marketing Communications diploma, and Media Communications diploma programs, giving you the freedom to change your area of study in the second semester. Students enrolling in the program in January share their common first semester with the Media Communications diploma program and may transfer between these two programs for the second semester. 

Our advisory committee is made up of experienced art directors and designers who regularly review and provide input into our curriculum, ensuring it is always on the leading edge of industry developments. Many of our faculty are part-time instructors and creative advertising masters highly active in the industry, giving you the opportunity to benefit from their experiences, connections and insights.

Students will gain practical, hands-on experience in the industry by completing a mandatory work placement following their final semester of study.

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

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    International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,759.88
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $1,880.03
Semester 2 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $1,880.03
Semester 3 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $1,880.03
Semester 4 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $1,880.03

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $7,668.38
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $8,197.00
Semester 2 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $7,668.38
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $8,197.00
Semester 3 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $7,668.38
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $8,197.00
Semester 4 2021-22 Fees
Tuition $7,668.38
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $340.39
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00
IGNITE Health and Dental Insurance Fee $104.23
Enhanced Student Experience Fee (Optional) $20.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00
Total $8,197.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1, 3

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Students are recommended a MacBook for processing power. 15inch monitor 16gb ram MacBook Pro 15in with 16gb ram or higher. Mouse. Adobe Creative Cloud software.

Additional Costs

Approximately $500 - art supplies, textbooks, subscriptions and printing costs (for two semesters); a home computer is encouraged.

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Laurie LaBelle, program co-ordinator
Faculty of Media & Creative Arts
416.675.6622 ext. 3089
laurie.labelle@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

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On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: July 7, 2022