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Graphic Design


Advanced Diploma


Program Code: 11571

Campus: North

Length: 6 semesters starting in September

The need for talented graphic designers is growing across industries, with employers seeking professionals who are as creative and innovative as they are skilled in the latest software and trends across print and digital platforms. From typography to motion design, this program will equip you with the technical know-how to take on graphic design work in a wide variety of employment contexts including:

  • advertising
  • communications
  • web design
  • book and magazine publishing
  • commercial printing
  • film and television
  • multimedia production
  • freelance design work and consultancy

The first semester of this program is shared with the the three-year Multimedia Design and Development program and the first year of the program is shared with the Web Design and Interactive Media program. This program includes the unique opportunity to work with Humber’s in-house creative & business communications hub, BuildingF. Here, you’ll work on projects for real clients while building your portfolio and professional contacts, and honing your cross-platform editorial, interactive, information, motion, and web design techniques. In addition, students will participate in a work placement.

Work Placement

Students will participate in a mandatory work placement which follows the last semester of study. Students research the design industry to take advantage of opportunities to market themselves to prospective employers to find their own work placement locally or abroad.

Students also have exposure to real-world projects through Humber’s BuildingF.

Courses

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

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 5 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 program eligibility.

    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.

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    Portfolio

    Please submit 3 to 5 examples of your creative work. This could include: paintings, drawings, sculpture, sound art, dance, written work, music, technological play/prototypes, digital design, concept & strategy, animation or any other method through which you have explored your creative expression. We want to see you express your creative thinking and creativity.

    Also, please include 3 to 5 samples of your rough work which could include: sketches, notes, thumbnails, writing process, thinking process. If you do not have visual artifacts of your process, please write a brief 250 word (max) description of how you approach and work through a creative project. We want to know how you think. 

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    Written Submission

    Select three (3) of the pieces in your portfolio. For each of the three (3) pieces, in 150 words, describe why you chose to include that piece in your portfolio. In total, your written submission should not exceed 450-500 words. 

    Submission Instructions

    https://humber.ca/admissions/office-of-the-registrar/registration/submission-instructions.html

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 2020-2021 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $3,740.64
  • international: $18,910.00

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $1,351.41 $1,351.41
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $1,870.32 $1,730.96

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,726.09 $8,726.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,726.09 $8,726.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,726.09 $8,726.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 4 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,726.09 $8,726.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 5 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,726.09 $8,726.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64
Semester 6 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $8,726.09 $8,726.09
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $9,245.00 $9,105.64

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

Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i5 (Quad Core) Intel i7 (Quad Core or Higher)
OS Mac/Windows (Mac Preferred) Mac/Windows (Mac Preferred)
Memory 8GB 16GB or Higher
Storage 256GB (SSD Solid State Drive Preferred) 512GB or Higher (SSD Solid State Drive Preferred)
Monitor 13" 15" or Higher
Other Adobe CC/Office Subscription. External Hard Drive (256GB or Higher) Adobe CC/Office Subscription. External Hard Drive (256GB or Higher)

Additional Costs

$200 to $500 per semester – textbooks, subscriptions, printing and website costs. Students are required to have a laptop to enter the program.

Pathways

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

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Bianca Di Pietro, Program Co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3019
bianca.dipietro@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

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

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: August 8, 2020