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Graphic Design

Code 570.G0
DiplomaDCS
SectorCommunications and Documentation (13)
Number of credits91 2/3
StatusProgram approuved in 2013.
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
Graphisme

Program objectives

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.

Length of training

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.

Admission conditions

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

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

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

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Name of course/Competency
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