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Graphic Design for Print and Web

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Program Code: GR911
Credential: Certificate of Achievement
Program Length: 2 semesters
Start Dates: January, September

Program Overview

Motivated. Creative. Innovative. If these words describe you, then our intensive Graphic Design for Print and Web certificate program is for you. You will learn industry-best practices and how to craft effective design solutions using composition, typography, illustration, interactive media and web design. Throughout our program, you will work towards developing a cutting-edge portfolio filled with realistic projects that will help you stand out in the creative field of graphic and web design.

In order to achieve the best, you will learn from the best. This program offers you instruction on industry standard applications and workflow, latest hardware, and design trends. Our classes are facilitated by experienced faculty who are working professionals in their field of practice and study. Over the course of the program, you will build connections with industry professionals, alumni and community partners to help prepare you for future career opportunities, through supportive mentorship and coaching.

This program is not eligible for Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). It is eligible for Better Jobs Ontario Funding.  Further details and how to apply are found at Better Jobs Ontario

The Humber Advantage

  • Become a career-ready graphic designer in 1 year
  • Gain a comprehensive education from highly-talented and industry-experienced faculty
  • Use industry-standard software such as, Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Graduate the program with a portfolio to present to potential employers
  • Make connections with industry professionals by participating in a portfolio show
  • Effective Composition and Layout
  • HTML and CSS Front End Development
  • UI Design and Prototyping Tools
  • Illustration and Imaging Techniques
  • Creative and Functional Typography
  • Developing Design Briefs and Pitches
  • Self-Promotion Techniques

This program is eligible for the Government of Ontario's Second Career program for laid-off workers seeking employment in high-demand fields. Learn more about eligibility.

Expert Faculty

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Christopher Armstrong

Christopher Armstrong is a graphic designer with over 25 years of industry experience. Chris is a part-time instructor for the Graphic Design for Print and Web program, as well as a principal and director of design for a Toronto-based branding consultancy. Previously, he worked for almost two decades at the Canadian office of Interbrand, the world’s largest global branding agency, designing projects for major Canadian and international corporations. Chris served on the professional advisory committee for the Humber College Graphic Design and Multimedia Design program before starting as an instructor with the college. Before moving to Toronto, Chris worked as a designer in Calgary and taught at the Alberta College of Art and Design (now the Alberta University of the Arts). Chris is a long-time certified member of the Registered Graphic Designers of Canada.

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Milorad Eftoski

Milorad Eftoski is a self-made entrepreneur with a mix of energy, creativity and a passion for excellence.
Over 15 years of his career have been spent teaching and focusing on the latest trends in creative design.
Along the way, he has worked with a wide range of clients and companies delivering some of the most creative and advanced digital media work for both on-line and print. Working as a senior designer in various fields of marketing and advertising has given him an edge in applying new ideas and leadership in the creative industry.

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Felice Forte

Felice Forte has spent more than thirty years working as a Graphic Designer, in both the print and web mediums. He has been teaching at Humber College since 2017, introducing students to the fun and engaging world of Web Design. Felice approaches teaching with a hands-in delivery method, understanding that the best way to learn to code is by coding.

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Sheila Pohle
After studying graphic design, Sheila Pohle embarked on a career working full time for several advertising, graphics, and marketing agencies, attaining awards--including Gold and Silver Communicator and PROMO!--while working on a wide variety of projects. Since 2018, Sheila has brought her skills into the Graphic Design for Print & Web, Media Foundation and the Design Foundation programs at Humber College where she teaches, Illustrator, Illustrator Advanced, Design for Media, and Web Design.
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Roberto Rosenman

Roberto Rosenman is a graphic designer and visual artist working both in print and online media for various organizations such as the City of Toronto and the United Way. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in English from York University before studying graphic design at George Brown College. Both areas of study led to an interest in visual and written communication and culminated in his passion for Typography. An educator with over 10 years of experience, Roberto draws on both the history and principles of design, encouraging his students to find new ways of thinking about Design. He has served on the jury for the Ontario Arts Council and been the recipient of both Ontario and Toronto Arts Council grants. When not in the classroom or studio, Roberto spends his time writing articles and playing Jazz guitar.

Your Career

Upon graduating, you will hit the ground running ready to work as a junior to intermediate graphic and web designer. Our program will prepare you with the necessary employment skills to find work in creative agencies, in-house design teams, multimedia firms, freelance opportunities and more. You will use your newly acquired knowledge and skills to create stunning marketing materials, impactful brand identities, engaging editorial and publication designs, as well as interactive websites that are mobile-ready and SEO compatible using HTML5, CSS and jQuery. You will be equipped with the design skills that meet the needs and demands of small to large scale companies in any industry.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
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September 2023 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
START DATE LOCATION STATUS
September 2023 North Open
January 2024 IGS Opening Soon

International students can now apply to this program at Humber’s new International Graduate School (IGS).

Humber Students Benefit from Five Centres of Innovation (COIs)

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Contact Us

Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Amber Bechard, program manager
416.675.6622 ext. 5557
amber.bechard@humber.ca


Larisa Duravetz, Associate Dean
larisa.duravetz@humber.ca

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Need Advice?

Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

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 three requirements:

  • Academic

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

    • Practical work experience or education in a design-related field such as fine arts, digital design, illustration, photography, web design/development, marketing, prepress, etc.
    • Interest in learning and pursuing a career in multimedia and/or design industry
    • Computer literacy (Windows or Mac)
    • Portfolio of four to six design pieces of traditional or digital media (samples may include graphic design, illustration, paintings/sculptures or web design)
    • Current resumé
    • Letter of intent

    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.

  • Portfolio

  • Applicants will present a portfolio that includes 4 – 6 examples of original work, a resume, and a personal statement which summarizes academic, personal and career objectives. You should also include a written description outlining any notable details of your portfolio pieces (i.e. software used, design techniques applied and project purpose).

    Submission Instructions

  • English Language Proficiency

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

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

N/A

Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Students are required to have a laptop and a subscription to the Adobe CC suite. More information on software will be provided at the beginning of the semester.

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
OS Windows 10/Mac 11 Windows 10/Mac 11 or Latest version
Memory 16GB 16GB or higher
Storage 500 GB SSD 500 GB SSD or higher
Monitor 15" or larger 15" or larger
Software Adobe CC Adobe CC

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Amber Bechard, program manager
416.675.6622 ext. 5557
amber.bechard@humber.ca


Larisa Duravetz, Associate Dean
larisa.duravetz@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $9,696.78
  • international: $9,696.78

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Approximately $500 – supplies, including graphic art supplies, mounting boards, purchase of stock imagery for assignments, reference texts, hardware etc.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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