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Graphic Design

Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Media & Design
Program Code:
0049
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

The Graphic Design advanced diploma program has an exceptional reputation for graduating talented designers and is recognized as one of the top design programs in the province. Industry professionals consistently acknowledge the excellence of Conestoga's graphic design students for their creative and practical design skills. Many students win regional, national, and international awards for their design work including RGD regional awards and category awards, ADCC, Applied Arts, Print, HOW, and many others.

Throughout the program, students have access to up-to-date technologies, including software, hardware, and printing facilities required for success in the industry. Limited enrollment and small class sizes ensure student access to award-winning faculty with professional experience in the field of graphic design, packaging, photography and illustration.

As well, the program supports student memberships in the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) and provides access to the Design Thinkers Conference. Student RGD members have access to webinars, events, scholarships, competitions and more. In addition, third year students participate in a work placement based on availability and academic grades.

The program employs a project-based learning approach that addresses design, digital content creation, communication, inter-personal, mechanical, technical and enhanced employability skills. Throughout the program, students engage in a collegiate environment with dynamic studio projects for both in-class and live clients. As well, the program offers educational and socially engaging field trips, guest speakers, and collaborations with other students and outside organizations.

Conestoga's graphic design students are prepared to assume junior-level positions and related responsibilities in the graphic design industry. They will use their knowledge of design industry trends to plan and create purposeful visual communications, in collaboration with colleagues, supervisors, art or creative directors, project managers, and clients.

Program Information

Length: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Waitlist) - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 34

Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Graphic Design - Program # 0049

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Supply Fee $150.00 $150.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2356.25 $2070.25
Year Total   $4426.50
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Supply Fee $150.00 $150.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2356.25 $2070.25
Year Total   $4426.50
Doon - Fall 2016 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Supply Fee $150.00 $150.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2356.25 $2070.25
Year Total   $4426.50

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Graphic Design - Program # 0049


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Supply Fee $150.00 $150.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7425.25 $6875.25
Year Total   $14300.50

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Supply Fee $150.00 $150.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7425.25 $6875.25
Year Total   $14300.50

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2014-09-02)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
Program Supply Fee $150.00 $150.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7425.25 $6875.25
Year Total   $14300.50

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates are readily employable, entering the professional design field in both the graphics and advertising professions.

89% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $35,991.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

GRDN1065 Design History A

Description: This course is a survey of the origins, history and theory of graphic design through an examination of prominent movements and people. Design History A covers the time periods from ancient civilizations up to the 1800s. This course will introduce the terminology, historic references, and principles that have influenced design. The course will be delivered both by faculty lectures, student presentations and field trips.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

GRDN1080 Illustration 1-A

Description: This course establishes the fundamentals of illustration skills through experimentation with a variety of traditional and digital media, in-class lectures, critiques, and rendering tools and techniques. Projects focus on experimentation of illustration skills and specific reference to contemporary illustrators.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

GRDN1100 Design Technologies 1-A

Description: This course introduces students to methods, terminology, materials and studio techniques used in layouts and print production. Attention is given to the introduction and development of basic technical and mechanical skills for print production. Students are introduced to planning tools and a sound production process for multi-page layouts.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

GRDN1120 Typography 1-A

Description: This course introduces key terms and concepts related to typographic form and communication. Emphasis is placed on type as form to communicate, history of letterforms, typographic vocabulary, hierarchy of information, legibility and readability, and letterform spacing using traditional and digital media. Students are introduced to typographic conventions and systems through a series of lectures, assignments, and projects.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

GRDN1140 Photography 1-A

Description: This course is an introduction to photography for graphic design students. Students receive a solid foundation in terms and techniques for digital photography and its purpose in the graphic design industry. Students begin to explore photography for creative image making. A systematic and thorough approach is emphasized in the area of composition, lighting, and camera operations.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

GRDN1165 Design Studio 1-A

Description: This course develops an awareness of visual literacy through the study of syntactical guidelines, basic design elements and principles, and techniques. Students will develop layout skills that combine typography with photographic images and drawings. Students develop an awareness of visual literacy in relation to composition through a series of assignments and projects.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 2
GRDN1075 Design History B

Description: This course is a continuation from Design History A and covers the time periods from the 1800s to present day. Students will be introduced to contemporary design theories, design thinkers and discuss the politics and powers that influenced contemporary design. The course will be delivered both by faculty lectures, student presentations and field trips.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: GRDN1065
CoRequisites:

GRDN1090 Illustration 1-B

Description: This course builds on the information covered in Illustration I-A through a series of projects that produce a variety of hand-drawn and/or digital illustrations. Students determine the most appropriate and effective visual communications strategy for the nature and scope of the message or information to be conveyed. Projects focus on experimentation of illustration skills with specific goals to integrate with other design projects.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: GRDN1080
CoRequisites:

GRDN1110 Design Technologies 1-B

Description: This course is a progression from Design Technologies 1-A. Throughout this course the students expand their knowledge of methods, terminology, materials and studio techniques essential for the development and preparation of print- and screen-based media. Through more in-depth projects, attention is given to the development of technical skills for the production of final artwork and design files.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: GRDN1100
CoRequisites:

GRDN1130 Typography 1-B

Description: This course further develops research in typographic history and contemporary applications of typography. Key concepts related to hierarchy of content, legibility and readability, letterform spacing are expanded from Typography 1-A. Typographic conventions and systems are further explained and demonstrated through a series of lectures, assignments, and projects using traditional and digital media.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: GRDN1120
CoRequisites:

GRDN1150 Photography 1-B

Description: This course builds on the information covered in Photography 1-A. Students expand on their knowledge of terms and techniques for digital photography and its purpose in the graphic design industry. Students use the camera and digital photographic processes as creative and versatile tools for specific design solutions. Students develop technical skills focusing on lighting techniques for different subject matter in a photo studio.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: GRDN1140
CoRequisites:

GRDN1175 Design Studio 1-B

Description: This course builds from the information in Design Studio 1-A. Students will integrate design concepts with a variety of media to different specifications. Projects and assignments will focus on design principles for combining imaging techniques, imaging specifications, photographic principles, and typographic conventions. Students will focus on issues, research, methodology, process and communication skills.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: GRDN1165
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 84 Hours
Level 3
GRDN2060 Professional Practices 1-A

Description: This course introduces ethical standards, fair practices and relations between designers and clients. Business and legal practices for commissioned work, copyright/trademarks, entrepreneurship, job costing, job scheduling, market value, fee negotiation, and conflict resolution are reviewed and discussed. Personal efficiency will be developed through organizational skills and project management. Professional presentation practices will be reviewed and evaluated with faculty and clients.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

GRDN2080 Illustrations 2-A

Description: This course establishes an intermediate level of illustration skills through experimentation with a combination of media, in-class lectures, critiques, and rendering tools and techniques. Students prepare illustrations for digital production, and build their knowledge of applied illustration for specific projects, clients, and target audiences.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: GRDN1090
CoRequisites:

GRDN2100 Typography 2-A

Description: This course develops creative typographic solutions with a focus on typeface selection, specification, adjustment, and basic management. Typographic conventions and grid systems are explored to develop a variety of studio assignments and projects. Throughout the course, students appraise and evaluate typographic solutions appropriate for specific communication outcomes.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: GRDN1130
CoRequisites:

GRDN2120 Packaging 1-A

Description: This introductory course enables the student to apply creative problem-solving techniques and working skills to a number of consumer-oriented product packaging assignments. Point of purchase and product advertising are essential areas of study. Experimentation with common materials used in the packaging industry (i.e., carton-board, plastics and glass) develops necessary research skills and effective design problem-solving based on examination of current packaging styles, techniques and marketing systems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

GRDN2140 Photography 2-A

Description: This course further investigates the understanding of photography in relation to a practical working knowledge of photography for use in design projects. Students expand on their knowledge of photo studio and software techniques. In addition, students develop and apply image manipulation and colour correction skills for specific design solutions.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: GRDN1150
CoRequisites:

GRDN2160 Design Technologies 2-A

Description: This course is a progression from Design Technologies 1-B. Throughout this course students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of processes, terminology and procedures related to the creation of graphic design media. Emphasis will be placed on the development and understanding of professional procedures used for print ready prepress file production.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: GRDN1110
CoRequisites:

GRDN2180 Design Studio 2-A

Description: This course integrates information from the past two studio courses as students focus on conceptual thinking and problem solving. Projects and assignments require students to integrate complex text and visual information to meet client goals and specific target audiences. Students are challenged to experiment with illustration, typography and photography using various methodologies to create innovative design solutions.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: GRDN1175
CoRequisites:

Level 4
GRDN2070 Professional Practices 1-B

Description: This course continues to explore the topics of ethical standards, fair practices and relations between designers and clients. Options for future design employment are reviewed and discussed. An emphasis is placed on design process related to research, concept development, and timelines for an in-depth design projects. Personal efficiency and professional client presentations will continue to be developed.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2060
CoRequisites:

GRDN2090 Illustration 2-B

Description: This course builds on the information covered in Illustration 2-A. Students expand on their knowledge by creating, manipulating, editing and composing innovative design solutions. Projects focus on the conceptual development necessary to meet a professional standard of illustration driven by the client, target audience, and application.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2080
CoRequisites:

GRDN2110 Typography 2-B

Description: This course expands on the student's capabilities in developing creative typographic solutions with a focus on typeface selection, specification, adjustment, grid systems, and basic management. In addition to typographic conventions in English and French and systems, students are encouraged to experiment with typographic solutions for studio projects. Students will produce, discuss, and critique typographic solutions for specific target audiences.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2100
CoRequisites:

GRDN2130 Packaging 1-B

Description: This course builds on the information in Packaging 1-A with an emphasis on conceptualized three-dimensional models. Studio and client projects focus on designing and preparing artwork for product packaging solutions. Assignments focus on strategic thinking and effective visual problem solving based on examination of current packaging styles, techniques and marketing systems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2120
CoRequisites:

GRDN2150 Photography 2-B

Description: This course expands on advanced photographic and digital techniques for creative projects with a focus on portfolio photo studio techniques. Students are encouraged to experiment using photography as a visual medium to communicate a message. Students are introduced to the designer's role in relation to specialized industry needs.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2140
CoRequisites:

GRDN2170 Design Technologies 2-B

Description: This course is a progression from Design Technologies 2-A. Throughout this course the students improve and expand their knowledge of terminology, procedures and processes used in the design industry. Students further investigate colour systems and the preparation of print-ready files. Emphasis will be placed on industry standard professional procedures that are used to communicate with the print industry.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2160
CoRequisites:

GRDN2190 Design Studio 2-B

Description: This course builds on Design Studio 2-A. Students focus on translating and communicating stories graphically. The structure is designed to help students progress and develop independent learning, based upon an emphasis on research, the application of a rigorous methodology and strategies for design thinking. Print- and screen-based design will be explored.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2180
CoRequisites:

Level 5
GRDN3080 Illustration 3-A

Description: This course continues to develop advanced illustration skills with a focus on developing unique illustration projects, and the integration of illustration, and/or photo-based images, for specific design projects. Emphasis is placed on the ability to refine a range of styles tailored to key demographics and markets. Projects focus on the conceptual development necessary to meet a professional standard of illustration driven by the client, target audience, and application. Focus begins to turn towards building a design portfolio that balances core skills with secondary abilities. Freelance and studio assignments are also compared, as well as the difference between design and illustration collaborations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2090
CoRequisites:

GRDN3100 Typography 3-A

Description: This advanced level course for print- and screen-based design challenges students to analyze and create complex typographic projects including multi-page layouts, grid system development, type specifications, accurate copy fitting, typographic systems and professional typographic conventions in English and French. Typographic experimentation is investigated to enhance the meaning of communication in written language. Students produce, review, and critique projects in studio groups.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2110
CoRequisites:

GRDN3120 Packaging 2-A

Description: This course builds on Design Studio 3-A. As an advanced level course, creative and technical skills are refined with the goal of completing projects for portfolios. Students work individually, in pairs, and teams to solve a variety of projects through diverse media. Final presentations will typically involve open critiques and presentations with external clients and/or reviewers.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2130
CoRequisites:

GRDN3140 Design Technologies 3-A

Description: This course is a progression from Design Technologies 2-B. Students will be introduced to realistic production practices that must be resolved effectively within the constraints of budgets and scheduling deadlines. Emphasis will be placed on proper procedure for producing complex print- and screen-based layouts including sustainable practices for assignments and projects.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2170
CoRequisites:

GRDN3160 Professional Practices 2-A

Description: This course expands on topics covered in Professional Practices 1-B, with a focus on practicing professional standards in the graphic design industry and developing a portfolio. Students review, discuss, and engage in a variety of professional practices related to workflow, project management and estimating that are common in studios and agencies. In relation to design practices, students attend conferences and review guest speaker talks to become more familiar with contemporary practices in the graphic design industry. Draft portfolios and resumes are developed and reviewed throughout the course.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2070
CoRequisites:

GRDN3180 Thesis A

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop specific creative interests through an independent design project. In addition, this course will focus on the development and preparation of a major design project through research, creative concept development, presentations for critiques, and preliminary design work and process document.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

GRDN3200 Design Studio 3-A

Description: This advanced-level course focuses on both the creative and technical skills required to solve complex design projects across a broad spectrum of media and formats (from traditional to digital media). The practice of design is discussed as a confluence of historical and contemporary culture and changing technology. The studio engages students with open dialogues about the professional practice of design, studio critiques, and presentations.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: GRDN2190
CoRequisites:

OHS1320 Safety in the Workplace

Description: This course focuses on developing awareness and skills for the student to safely manage and conduct him or herself while on an unpaid work placement within a variety of employment settings. Through the nine units of the course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of General Health and Safety guidelines, including WHMIS, Fire Safety and Workplace Violence. The unit on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act will instruct the student on the requirements for Accessible Customer Service and Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulations. General information on Safe Driving, Privacy of Information and Hand Washing will be addressed as well. The course also provides participants with critical information regarding their insurance coverage (WSIB or other) while on unpaid work placements, as well as guidelines to follow in the event of an injury. Participants will receive a printable Record of Completion upon successful conclusion of this course, in order to demonstrate awareness of safe working practices to their Placement Employers. Participants in this course are required to provide informed consent regarding WSIB or other insurance coverage while on an unpaid work placement
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 6
GRDN3090 Illustration 3-B

Description: This course is a continuation of Illustration 3-A. The focus of this course is on developing and implementing advanced illustration skills and the integration of illustration, and/or photo-based images, for specific design projects. Emphasis is placed on the development of portfolio quality pieces that balance design with illustration or image manipulation. Independent work and how to maintain creative momentum is further explored as students prepare to leave the classroom environment.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: GRDN3080
CoRequisites:

GRDN3110 Typography 3-B

Description: This advanced level course involves developing and refining solutions for complex and challenging design projects. The course builds on Typography 3-A with a focus on attaining professional standards for print- and screen-based designs. Students develop and finalize projects for their portfolio.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: GRDN3100
CoRequisites:

GRDN3130 Packaging 2-B

Description: This course focuses on designing packaging projects for a range of products and clients. As an extension of concepts and applications learned in Packaging 2-A, projects will be developed with consideration for the relationships between more advanced design and the selected media, including the use of a wider variety of production materials and processes.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: GRDN3120
CoRequisites:

GRDN3150 Design Technologies 3-B

Description: This course is designed to build on realistic production practices that were introduced in Design Technologies 3-A. More emphasis will be placed on proper procedures for electronic files, including file management, formatting, file conversion, and an overall understanding of print- and screen-based production and terminology. Students are required to obtain complete cost estimates for their assignments/projects.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: GRDN3140
CoRequisites:

GRDN3170 Professional Practices 2-B

Description: This course is designed to build on key professional practices that were introduced in Professional Practices 2-A. Students will refine and finalize their portfolios, practice interviewing techniques, and participate in a work placement based on availability and academic grades.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: GRDN3160
CoRequisites:

GRDN3190 Thesis B

Description: In this course, students further develop and execute a major design project proposed in Thesis A. The focus of the course is on continual feedback with faculty and peers, and on developing and refining an independent design project. Students propose and implement a schedule for the completion of their final thesis project.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: GRDN3180
CoRequisites:

GRDN3210 Design Studio 3-B

Description: This course builds on Design Studio III–A. As an advanced-level course, creative and technical skills are refined with the goal of completing projects for portfolios. Students work individually, in pairs, and teams, to solve a variety of projects across diverse media. Final presentations will typically involve open critiques and presentations with external clients and/or reviewers.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: GRDN3200
CoRequisites:

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