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.
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)
computer graphics design technician
Labour market relation
In the work force (Information from the MEES)
|Number or code
||Statement of the competency
||Analyze forms of visual communication and their production requirements
||Manage a computer environment
||Create raster images
||Create vector images
||Manipulate typographic elements
||Produce simple layouts for visual interfaces
||Coordinate a graphic communications project
||Manage a graphic design microbusiness
||Use elements of visual language derived from the visual arts and graphic design
||Create colour harmonies
||Produce typographic designs
||Produce presentation mockups of pictograms and icons
||Produce presentation mockups for corporate documents
||Produce simple layouts and composite printing documents
||Produce presentation mockups for visual identities
||Create illustrations for graphic communications
||Produce presentation mockups for packaging
||Produce presentation mockups for publishing projects
||Produce presentation mockups for kinetic design projects
||Produce presentation mockups for advertising campaigns
||Analyze the occupation of graphic designer
||Use idea generation techniques
||Make concept sketches
Number of contact hours allotted to specific training: 1980