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Program description - September 2021

Are you interested in exploring a career in applied design and communication? The Design Foundations program might be right for you! This is an intensive one-year certificate program which provides an opportunity to create a competitive and individual design portfolio, demonstrating skills in 2D and 3D design, drawing, life drawing, colour theory, idea development, presentation skills, portfolio development, digital production, design history, and written communication.As a student in this program, you will experience a year of goal-setting, guidance, skill development and refinement through a variety of hands-on projects. You will plan, implement, and present visual communications in a wide range of media. Completion of this studio-based program will effectively prepare you for further education in a variety of programs leading to careers in the design and communications fields.

Program details

Code: 1186
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 1 year
Start: September 2021
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Certificate

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CONESTOGA COLLEGE
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JANUARY 9, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
MARCH 13, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Tuition and fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time. For terms starting after May 2021, details will not be available until spring 2021.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$12500.00
Ancillary Fees
$1186.16
$2436.16
Total Fees
$3882.16
$14936.16

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2020 Winter 2021
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $18.40 $18.40
Capital Development Fee $77.08 $77.08
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 -
CSI Association Fee $84.50 $84.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.95 $20.95
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
Student Services $50.65 $50.65
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 $15.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $30.00 -
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 $3.50
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Session Total $2103.58 $1778.58
Year Total   $3882.16

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International fee details

Description Fall 2020 Winter 2021
International Program Tuition $6250.00 $6250.00
Administration Fee $18.40 $18.40
Capital Development Fee $77.08 $77.08
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 -
CSI Association Fee $84.50 $84.50
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.95 $20.95
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
Student Services $50.65 $50.65
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 $15.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $30.00 -
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 $3.50
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Session Total $7880.58 $7055.58
Year Total   $14936.16

Returning student tuition & fees

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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 OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - September 2021 - Kitchener – Doon

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