CDI College

Diploma in Graphic Design

Students interested in preparing for a creative career in the graphic design industry may be interested in the Graphic Design program offered at CDI College. This accelerated diploma program includes both technical and artistic courses that teach students the skills needed to enter this field. Learn more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Graphic Design Diploma

School Offering Program:

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Graphic Design diploma program may have a creative flair and some basic computer functions or technical skills. All CDI College applicants must be high school graduates or the equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Graphic Design program offered by CDI College is designed to provide students with both the technical and professional skills needed to succeed in this field. Students also receive a strong foundation in creative studies through classes in drawing, colour theory, and typography, as well as train on industry-current software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver. Additional courses instruct students on such topics as Web design, digital photography, packaging design, page layouts, and portfolio production. Some campuses also offer a practicum, where students are placed in real workplaces to gain valuable hands-on experience.

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Financial Assistance Available:

Financial assistance programs are available. Please contact CDI College for more information.

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Coursework for a Graphic Design Diploma:

Program and course requirements are subject to change and vary by campus. Contact CDI College to confirm the most up-to-date information before enrolling in a program.

Course Topics

  • Drawing
  • Colour & design
  • Design history
  • Typography
  • Conceptualization
  • Electronic design
  • Visual effects and compositing
  • Motion graphics
  • Computer fundamentals
  • Digital photography
  • Page layout software
  • Graphic arts & layout
  • Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
  • WordPress
  • HTML5and CSS
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • ActionScript
  • Adobe Acrobat, Premiere Pro, and After Effects
  • Publication, packaging and corporate design
  • Advertising and Web design
  • Portfolio production
  • Career and employment strategies

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After completing the Graphic Design program at CDI College, graduates could be prepared for entry-level jobs within a variety of graphic design settings. Students could seek jobs at design firms, newspapers, or magazines as well as in art departments or advertising and marketing firms. Some of the positions that graduates could be able to pursue include:

  • Graphic design specialist
  • Web and graphic design specialist
  • Visual information multimedia specialist
  • Design software specialist

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