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Graphic Design Foundations (Micro-credential)

Credential:
Micro-credential
Code:
GDFD

Micro-credential

Program Description

This micro-credential covers the fundamental principles of good graphic design for desktop publishing. Students become familiar with layout concepts, typography, industry portfolio standards and personal branding techniques. Students will apply their learning through the creation of a personal portfolio of print and electronic content.

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 Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning office at ppl@durhamcollege.ca 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:

  • Design digital graphic content based on industry-standard concepts of good design.
  • Self-promote talent through effective branding and portfolio content.

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

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

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
GRAP 2380Graphic Design: Composition, Components and ConceptOnline
GRAP 1380Introduction to Graphic DesignOnline
DGPO 1380Professional Portfolios for Graphic DesignOnline