About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:3 Years
Code:0177

Program Highlights

  • Low student to teacher ratio ensures personal contact with professors
  • Design studios and computer labs equipped with iMacs and Wacom tablets
  • Graduates can enter the design field in a variety of disciplines
  • Program stresses the practical application of design principles throughout the three years, with a theoretical background to enrich the student learning experience
  • Students complete over 1800 hours of design studio and production work throughout the program

Career Opportunities

  • Full-time positions as a graphic designer working on projects such as branding, corporate identity, posters, labels, packaging, editorial, annual reports, book design, typeface design, environmental graphics, illustration, photography, brochures, flyers, billboards, promotional material, web and new media design, multimedia and production design.
  • Freelance options where graphic designers benefit from choosing clients, projects, working hours and hourly rates.

You are well-suited to this program if you:

  • Have a keen interest in the design process and are a detail-oriented, visual, conceptual and creative thinker
  • Are interested in the use of technology and the role of different software in design and are passionate about art and design
  • Are able to work well independently and as a part of a team

The professors are more like mentors. They are people who are willing to spend hours before and after class discussing different ways to approach different problems, not just in an academic sense but in a way that has helped me in the professional world. To this day, I still keep in touch to ask questions when I feel stuck and they don’t hesitate to provide me with their thoughts. They are truly a wonderful group.

Erik Teibert, Graphic Design graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
#0177 - 3 Years Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Not Available
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Closed
January 2018Open
May 2018Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.