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Our Programs

Our programs are created for individuals who wish to cultivate their passions and turn them into healthy sustainable careers. Our unique approach to learning helps prepare our students to navigate real-world projects while developing the skills and techniques needed to excel in their respective fields.


Graphic Design

Diploma program
43 weeks
Full Time Study
*Note: Visual Arts Foundation program is a pre-requisite for this program. Some exemptions may apply.


The Graphic Design program at McKenzie College focuses on rigorous evaluation of how effective design is created. This involves learning the fundamentals of Graphic Design while practicing the most industry relevant, technical skills associated with each project our students complete.

Skilled designers are sharp and imaginative thinkers who are able to see the world from various points of view. They employ creative methods and critical thinking to design products that inspire audiences to move toward a desired objective. A designer’s goal is often to create a visual solution for a marketing or advertising purpose, to inform and persuade through visuals.

This diploma program provides students with a strong foundation in visual communication, design principles, as well as, professional business skills. Students are assigned a wide assortment of design projects that are common to the various industries they will work in upon graduation.

They will also have an opportunity to acquire real world knowledge through a possible internship with an advertising agency, printing house, production company or another related entity within the region.

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Course modules

• Design principles & culture
• Intro to typography & grids
• Digital colour for design
• Brand & visual identity
• User Interface (UI) Design for Web & Mobile
• Print design & production
• Intro to motion graphics
• The business of design
• Portfolio & exhibit development

Admission Requirements

• Application Form
• Application Fee/ Seat Registration Fee
• Academic Transcripts
• Profile Letter
• Interview
• Portfolio/ Resume

Admission dates


Career Paths

Small Business Owner Freelance Commercial artist Graphic artist Illustrator Layout designer Advertising
 Publication/editorial design
 Marketing/communications design
 Production design
 Brand visual identity design
 UI/UX design
 Web design
 Art direction
 much more…

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Past Placements


Katie Doiron
Visual Arts Foundation

Dylan Stokes
Tv & Game Animation

Selena Ahn
English Second Language & Business English

Miguel Jacob
Photography Media Arts Program Graduate

Paul Brett
Small Business Owner and Social Entrepreneur

Megan Eppell
Video Game Art

Andre Viel
Small Business Owner and Social Entrepreneur

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

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

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

“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

“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

“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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Leah Boudreau
Graphic Design Prep
Leah Boudreau

Graphic Design


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