Graphic Design

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Program description - September 2024

Conestoga College's Graphic Design advanced diploma program has an exceptional reputation for graduating talented designers and is recognized as one of the top design programs in Ontario.

This program gives you access to up-to-date technologies, including software, hardware, studios, and printing facilities. The program has limited enrolment and small class sizes to ensure access to award-winning faculty with professional experience in graphic design, packaging, photography, and illustration.

You will engage in a collaborative environment with dynamic studio projects for both in-class and real-world clients. The program employs a project-based learning approach that addresses the design, digital content creation, communication, interpersonal, mechanical, technical, and enhanced employability skills. You will participate in field placements in the third year to reinforce professional industry standards.

The program supports student membership in the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) which provides access to Toronto's annual DesignThinkers conference and a variety of resources on the RGD website. Many Conestoga Graphic Design students have won regional, national, and international awards for their design work from the RGD, the Advertising and Design Club of Canada (ADCC), Applied Arts, and Print.

As a Conestoga graphic design graduate, you will be prepared for junior-level design positions in graphic design studios, advertising agencies, in-house communication departments, and technology-based companies. Your knowledge of design thinking, research, process, and practical skills will be used to plan and create visual design in collaboration with colleagues, supervisors, art or creative directors, project managers, and clients.

Program details

Code: 0049
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 3 years
Start: September 2024
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2024-2025 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

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Canadian

International

Tuition
$3931.00
$14588.00
Ancillary Fees
$2736.42
$4016.42
Total Fees
$6667.42
$18604.42

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2024 Winter 2025
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $1965.50 $1965.50
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $84.22 $84.22
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $330.00 -
CSI Legal Care Fee $30.00 -
CSI UPass Fee $118.97 $118.97
eText Fee $51.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.00 $20.00
HST $105.04 -
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Supply Fee (Taxed) $808.00 -
Technology Enhancement Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $4.00 $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $30.00 $30.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $4030.73 $2636.69
Year Total   $6667.42

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International fee details

Description Fall 2024 Winter 2025
International Program Tuition $7294.00 $7294.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
Capital Development Fee $84.22 $84.22
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI College Int'l Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP) $530.00 -
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $330.00 -
CSI Legal Care Fee $30.00 -
CSI UPass Fee $118.97 $118.97
eText Fee $51.00 -
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.00 $20.00
HST $105.04 -
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Supply Fee (Taxed) $808.00 -
Technology Enhancement Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $4.00 $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $30.00 $30.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $10264.23 $8340.19
Year Total   $18604.42

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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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 2024 - Kitchener – Doon

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