Multimedia Graphic Design

Diploma of Technology

Duration: 5.5 semesters plus 8 week work term

Program Description

The Multimedia Graphic Design program prepares students to work with solid design concepts. Students take their ideas into full production using computers equipped with the industry current graphic design software such as Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress and Adobe Photoshop. Multimedia is the next step for the graphic design industry. This program brings together “all media” into one format. Multimedia allows the student to create the interactive visuals essential in today’s digital advertising. Students create a wide range of materials including webpages that showcase their creativity and ability to communicate with impact. All graduates in the program complete a portfolio showcasing their talents and abilities to enhance student training and employability.

Program Courses

  • Computer Applications I
  • Design Publishing and Media
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop I
  • Photoshop II
  • Communication Skills
  • Psychology of Advertising
  • Computer Applications II
  • Typography
  • Graphic Design Fundamentals
  • Three Dimensional Design
  • History of Design Art
  • Business Development
  • Video Production Fundamentals
  • Two Dimensional -Three Dimensional After Effects
  • Portable Document Fundamentals
  • Principles of Web Design
  • Database Management
  • Multimedia Applications II
  • Programming in JavaScript
  • Portfolio Preparation
  • Programming in HTML/XML
  • Multimedia Applications I
  • Creative Authoring Professional DVD Production
  • Graphic Pre-Press and Print Production
  • Advertising Copywriting Fundamentals
  • Work Term

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Multimedia Graphic Design program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) with graphic design, Web page design, computer animation, computer modeling, digital video editing, advertising design, desktop publishing, publication and magazines, and graphic arts for corporate communications (annual reports, corporate newsletters, logos, etc.) The skills and knowledge acquired through the application of Multimedia Graphic Design allow graduates to perform to current industry standards. Employment opportunities will be appropriate in organizations whose main responsibility is production of Graphic Arts and Internet Advertising through computerized/or traditional means. Self-employment opportunities may also exist.

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Entrance Requirements

High School Graduates or Equivalent

High School Graduates or equivalent are eligible for admission to the Multimedia Graphic Design program. Students must complete an application form and provide a copy of High School, Adult Basic Education, or G.E.D. results. Under certain circumstances, students who do not meet the formal High School requirements may be accepted upon the recommendation of a High School Principal or Guidance Counsellor. Please contact an Admissions Officer for further details.

Mature Students

Mature students are eligible for admission to the Multimedia Graphic Design program. These students must be 19 years of age or older, complete an application form, provide a copy of most recent marks, and write a Canadian Adult Achievement Test (CAAT) as arranged by Academy Canada.

Supporting Documents

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Program start dates are subject to sufficient enrollment.

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