Holland College | Graphic Design



Graphic Design

Start Date: September
Length: 2 Years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Graphic Design
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Grade 12 English, minimum 60%
  • Submission of a portfolio. Click here for portfolio requirements. Your portfolio will be a significant factor in gaining admission to the program
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Note: The portfolio will only be kept by the Admissions Department for one year.

Fees for the academic year 2019/2020. Please note: Tuition and Fees are listed in Canadian dollars.

International Student fee is an additional $4000 per year (includes International Health Fee).
International Student fee is due on first day of class.

Tuition and Other Fees 1st Year 2nd Year
Tuition $ 4,070 $ 4,070
Lab Fee $ 200 $ 300
Student Union $ 168 $ 168
Health Insurance Fee $ 410 $ 410
Fitness Centre Fee $ 80 $ 80
Grad Fee   $ 100
Total $ 4,928 $ 5,128
1stinstallment due upon first day of class $ 2,793

$ 2,943

2ndinstallment due January 6 $ 2,135 $ 2,185
Other Program Costs 1st Year 2nd Year
Books $ 200 $–
Materials/Supplies $ 900 $ 500
Total $ 1,100 $ 500

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • Design studios
  • Freelancing
  • Web design firms
  • Corporate in-house design
  • Advertising agencies
  • Pre-press production such as offset, screen print, signage, and flexography

Degree Pathways

Many Holland College programs have degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

Program Overview

The Graphic Design program prepares you for the excitement and challenges a job in design brings. Through exposure to a wide variety of ideas, projects, and media, you will build a solid portfolio and skill sets that will benefit you throughout your career. You will be introduced to the history of graphic design, creative problem solving, illustration, expressive typography, prepress, print production, web design, and project management. We emphasize the establishment of strong visual communication and design skills. You will build a solid technical foundation and be able to explore areas that interest you. Coupled with exposure to the most current hardware and software available, this program will prepare you to work in the industry. 

This is a U.S. Federal Aid approved program.

View a detailed list of courses for this program.


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