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Graphic Design Prep

Certificate program
12 weeks online & in-person
Full Time Study

Description:

This program provides students with the necessary visual communication and design foundation skills to enter the Graphic Design program at McKenzie College. It will offer applicants an opportunity to develop and focus their artistic and design talents specifically for the profession of Graphic Design.

Course Objectives

Learn how to use words, symbols and images to communicate ideas and information in strategic ways

Practice key concepts of developing dynamic and effective design compositions and page layouts

Understand the elements and principles of design and their relationship

Learn color theory foundations and how to apply them to image-making, in design, art, illustration and photography.

Demonstrate a clear understanding of design and communication fundamentals to continue studies in Graphic Design

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    Course modules

    • Intro to Visual Communication
    • Elements and Principles of Design
    • Composition and Layout Essentials
    • Colour Theory
    • Creative Writing Basics
    • Intro to Lettering and Type

    Admission Requirements

    The equipment and supplies required for this program are not included in the program fees:

    • Working laptop with webcam
    • High speed internet connection
    • Headphones with microphone
    • Sketchbook and pencils

    Past Placements

    Testimonials

    Skylar Richard
    Skylar Richard
    Graphic DesignGraphic Design Graduate

    “Confidence, I think, is the most important quality you can have as a designer, and it’s something I was able to acquire while studying at... Read More

    Emilie Cormier
    Emilie Cormier

    My experience at McKenzie college gave me the confidence to pursue my dream career in the arts. I was excited every day to go to school and I loved... Read More

    Chelsey Coppel
    Chelsey Coppel
    Visual Arts Foundation & Graphic DesignClass of 2015

    “After attending the Graphic Design program at Mckenzie College, I acquired a Junior Designer position at Ginger Design - a design firm located in... Read More

    Sumin Lee
    Sumin Lee
    South Korea

    “Hi, my name is Sumin. I’m from Korea. I learned English at McKenzie for 60 weeks. Actually I couldn’t speak English when I came to Canada,... Read More

    Colleen Shannon
    Colleen Shannon
    Graphic DesignClass of 2014

    “In the classroom, my instructor effectively communicated to a varying range of students who were at many different stages in their lives and who... Read More

    Tan Yiee Her
    Tan Yiee Her
    Language

    “When I arrived in Moncton a few years ago, my English fluency was lacking. After completing the English Skills Study program at the McKenzie... Read More

    Tuyet Nguyen
    Tuyet Nguyen
    LanguageVietnam

    “I’ve spent a great time with good teachers and made nice friends! I’ve improved my pronunciation and enjoyed the atmosphere here.”

    Pauline Falque
    Pauline Falque
    LanguageFrance

    “I have spent 8 weeks and after 2 weeks I could feel a large improvement. I am now confident in my linguistic abilities. Great teachers and a great... Read More

    Mauricio Collao
    Mauricio Collao
    English Skills StudyClass of 2014

    “I’m a Graphic Designer and an Advertising Photographer. I came from Chile to expand my knowledge and my family horizons. The Language Centre at... Read More

    Vincent Rochette
    Vincent Rochette
    Visual Arts FoundationClass of 2016

    “McKenzie College helped me build a strong visual portfolio that enabled me to apply to prestigious and competitive programs such as Laval’s... Read More

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