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Graphic Design for Print and Web

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

Program Overview

Motivated. Creative. Innovative. If these words describe you, then our intensive Graphic Design for Print and Web certificate program is for you. Learn industry-best practices for 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 real-life 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 instruction on industry standard applications and workflow, latest software, and design trends. Our classes are facilitated by experienced faculty who are working professionals in their field. 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

  • 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.

I graduated in 2021 from the Graphic Design for Print and Web program, and I must say it was an exceptional course that provided me with invaluable insights into the diverse fields within graphic design.

One aspect that stood out to me was the versatility of the curriculum. The program covered a wide range of subjects, including Typography, Print Design, Illustrations, Website Designing, and Package Designing. This comprehensive approach allowed me to develop a well-rounded understanding of the industry and its tools. Despite having a background in fine arts and graphic design, this course provided me with a deeper level of expertise.

The professors were not only highly experienced but also exceptionally supportive and kind. Their expertise and guidance made the learning process enjoyable and engaging. Each lecture was delivered in a captivating manner that kept me eagerly anticipating the next session.

What I found particularly fascinating was the dedicated subject focusing on creating a portfolio, resume, and cover letter. This module provided valuable insights into how to present oneself effectively within the industry, greatly contributing to my success in securing a job offer. Additionally, the program offered various opportunities, such as art exhibitions. I had the privilege of showcasing two of my paintings in one of these exhibitions, which was a rewarding experience.

The curriculum itself felt highly relevant to the ever-evolving design world, and the professors consistently went above and beyond to address any questions or concerns I had. Their dedication and commitment to helping students succeed were truly admirable.

Overall, I can confidently say that the Graphic Design for Print and Web program was an excellent choice for anyone seeking a comprehensive and practical education in the field.

Lakshay Khandelwal

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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 2024 - Aug 2025
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Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
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Sep 2024 Standard North Open

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for May 2024 start could be eligible for a $1,000 Scholarship*. Apply now

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Standard North Open

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

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Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following two requirements:

  • Portfolio

  • To be eligible for admission, applicants must demonstrate interest in graphic design and strong computer literacy by submitting a portfolio that includes 3-4 samples of their original creative work. This may include graphic designs, illustrations, paintings/sculptures, web designs, animations, architectures, or anything from a design-related field.  

    For two pieces of work, applicants should also include a written description, in 150 words, outlining any notable details of your portfolio pieces (e.g. 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.

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Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

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

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Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $11,736.26
  • international: $11,736.26

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

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Additional Costs

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

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