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Digital Imaging (Part-time)

Program Code:
Continuing Education

About the Program

This program is designed for students who have an interest or background in the design or photography industry and want to learn computer image manipulation. The program provides hands-on experience with industry standard software.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

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.

Graduate Opportunities

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
DMED1060 Dreamweaver I
Description: Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows (Word/Excel) or equivalent knowledge.
This course will cover Web page construction and organization with Dreamweaver, a visual Web page editor. Students will go through the Web page creation process from start to finish, with emphasis on Dreamweaver's tools for enhancing work flow and efficiency. Topics covered include design considerations, file organization, interactive forms, formatting with cascading style sheets, templates, and using frames.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
DMED1070 Illustrator
Description: Recommended: COMP1530 Windows XP or equivalent knowledge.

This course is designed to provide the student with practical skills for creating and manipulating digital illustrations using Illustrator. Geared towards those with limited experience in the field of computer graphics, this course will take students from the basics through to a broad understanding of the techniques and tools available to the Illustrator user. Specific topics include: navigating the Illustrator environment; digital drawing tools; using colour in illustration; gradients, meshes, and blends; designing with text; as well as preparing compositions for export to the Web and printing.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
DMED1090 InDesign
Description: Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows (Word/Excel) or equivalent knowledge.

Use Adobe InDesign to combine some of the best features of publishing software. Offering high-end integration with other Adobe products such as Illustrator and Photoshop, use InDesign's many features for producing exceptional looking documents. Explore this powerful software and examine techniques to create high quality printed material.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
DMED1110 Photoshop I
Description: Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows or equivalent knowledge. This course will cover the skills needed to use Photoshop for creating and manipulating digital images. Topics covered include creating and saving images, colour correction, selecting and modifying image elements, adding text and effects, and preparing images for digital or printed output.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
DMED1120 Photoshop II
Description: Recommended: DMED1110 Photoshop I or equivalent knowledge.
This course builds on the knowledge gained in Photoshop I. Topics covered include: colour correction, selecting and modifying image elements, working with paths, adjustment layers, filters, adding text and effects, preparing images for digital or printed output and using Photoshop for the Web.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
DSGN1090 Principles of Graphic Design
Description: This course covers principles of design, page layout and comparisons between conventional versus computer generated design. Participants will learn the planning process, creating mock-ups, various design considerations in page and monitor layout, and print technology as it relates to graphic design. Topics covered include: designing with type, graphics, photographs; how to create multi-page publications; elements and principles of typography, and image relationships to effectively communicate visual information through design, as well as theories and practices of interactive graphics. The course is strictly theory and has no computer component.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Annual Delivery Schedule
Course Code Course Title Spring Fall Winter
DMED1060 Dreamweaver I X X X
DMED1070 Illustrator X X X
DMED1090 InDesign X X X
DMED1110 Photoshop I X X X
DMED1120 Photoshop II X X X
DSGN1090 Principles of Graphic Design X
Online Equivalencies
Cousre Code Course Title Online Code Online Course Title
DMED1070 Illustrator OLRN1965 Digital Illustration & Design I
DMED1090 InDesign COMP1117 Adobe InDesign Basics
DSGN1090 Principles of Graphic Design GRDN1000 Design Basics

All efforts will be made to adhere to this schedule, however the college reserves the right to make adjustments when necessary.
* To learn more about online course offerings, visit Distance Learning - OntarioLearn.


The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.


Program Contact

Carol Schlievert,, 519-748-5220 ext. 2390

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