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Graphic Design Photoshop and Illustrator (Micro-credential)



Program Description

Looking to broaden your computer and design abilities? Develop foundational graphic design skills using industry-standard software in Adobe Creative Suite. This micro-credential includes hands-on projects in Photoshop and Illustrator, preparing you to edit and create a variety of digital imagery.

A digital badge will be awarded upon successful completion of this Micro-credential. After successful completion of all courses in the Program of Study you must notify us via email at Once verified, a digital badge will be issued to you.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 12 Math (C, M or U) OR
  • Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading OR
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 12 Math (C, M or U)
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Create and manipulate a variety of photographs and illustrations to meet needs of a project.
  • Design graphics with the use of industry-standard software.
  • Communicate design concepts in a clear and professional manner.

We recommend that students complete Graphic Design Foundations prior to this program.

Related Credentials and Courses

Graduates interested in further professional development may be interested in the following courses/programs:

Graphic Design Desktop Publishing and Printing (Micro-credential)

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
COMP 2382Adobe Illustrator - Digital Illustration & Design IOnline
COMP 2382Adobe Illustrator - Digital Illustration & Design IMonthly Intake Online
PHOT 1382Adobe Photoshop 1Online
PHOT 2382Adobe Photoshop 2Online