Objectifs du programme

The Graphic Design Program aims to train people capable of working as professional graphic designers.

Graphic designers may be self-employed or may work in specialized organizations, within the graphic communications and multimedia sector, or in companies that provide graphic communications services.

Graphic designers can develop visual concepts and design display models after meeting with a customer or client. In order to accomplish this, they must make typographic choices, produce and/or choose images and illustrations to be used to carry out a project, according to the needs and expectations of the client. Graphic designers also create page layouts for prints and visual interfaces. In the case of people who are self-employed, over and above their usual tasks, they must also manage their own small business.

Durée de la formation

Spécifique (heures)Totale (heures)

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.

Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Contenu du programme

Numéro ou code Énoncé de la compétence
052V Analyze forms of visual communication and their production requirements
052W Manage a computer environment
052X Acquire images
052Y Create raster images
052Z Create vector images
0534 Manipulate typographic elements
0536 Produce simple layouts for visual interfaces
0539 Coordinate a graphic communications project
053M Manage a graphic design microbusiness
053N Use elements of visual language derived from the visual arts and graphic design
053P Create colour harmonies
053Q Produce typographic designs
053R Produce presentation mockups of pictograms and icons
053S Produce presentation mockups for corporate documents
053T Produce simple layouts and composite printing documents
053U Produce presentation mockups for visual identities
053V Create illustrations for graphic communications
053W Produce presentation mockups for packaging
053X Produce presentation mockups for publishing projects
053Y Produce presentation mockups for kinetic design projects
053Z Produce presentation mockups for advertising campaigns
0541 Analyze the occupation of graphic designer
0542 Use idea generation techniques
0543 Make concept sketches
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 1980

Conditions d'admission et préalables

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements

Organismes scolaires offrant le programme

Collège J/S
Collège Dawson J Plus d'info 


Les graphistes, souvent appelés designers graphiques, conçoivent des maquettes de logos, d’icônes, de sites web, de campagnes de publicité ou de produits d’emballage. À l’aide de logiciels de dessin ou de tablettes graphiques, ils créent des esquisses, élaborent des concepts visuels et font la mise en pages pour des imprimés et des sites Internet. C’est un métier créatif pour les personnes qui ont des aptitudes pour le dessin et la communication. Un emploi comme graphiste exige curiosité, polyvalence, concentration et application.

Formation(s) connexe(s)

Illustration et dessin animé

Salaire moyen

Graphiste — 28,57 $

Appellation(s) d'emploi

Designer graphique
Technicien graphiste/technicienne graphiste

Professions visées

S’informer sur un métier ou une profession sur Québec.ca

Graphic arts technicians (5223)
Graphic designers and illustrators (5241)

Relation avec le marché du travail

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