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DURHAM COLLEGE, OSHAWA, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Oshawa, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  30000Enrollment

Advanced Diploma (Graphic Design)

 3 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 10,141 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

Check Detailed Fees

Program Description

  • Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design at Durham College is offered as a full-time basis for a duration of 3-year.
  • DC also ranked at 1st position for international satisfaction, as per the survey report of KPI results.
  • The institute was ranked among Canada’s top 50 Research Colleges by Research Infosource Inc. in 2016.
  • From magazine advertisements and interactive graphics to book cover designs and digital signage, graphic designers have the power to express emotions, influence decisions and bring words to life.
  • Students will learn to design and produce logos, brochures, magazine layouts and annual reports, along with two and three-dimensional illustrations.
  • Graduates of this program will also be able to create advertising and branding campaigns, corporate identity systems, and packaging prototypes in addition to developing integrated media content for websites.
  • This program prepares graduates for work as entry-level designers. 
  • The Employment rate of Durham College is 83%.
  • The Student and Faculty ratio is 38:1.
  • The living cost range in Canada is 4,500 USD – 10,800 per year.
  • The average salary goes up to 78,926 USD after completing this program.
  • Students have career opportunities to work as a Graphic designer, Art director, Creative director.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration3 years
Fees$ 35,127 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttp://www.durhamcollege.ca/programs/graphic-design

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students required an Ontario Secondary Diploma (OSSD) or an OSSD Equivalency.
  • If students do not have an OSSD but are 19 years of age or older, they may be eligible to apply as a mature applicant.
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent.
  • Mathematics Grade 11 M or U or 12 C, or U, or equivalent.
  • Students must be qualified in IELTS or TOEFL and PTE to get admission in this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Secured a minimum of 70% marks in one of these certificates: All India Senior School Certificate, Higher Secondary School Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Indian School Certificate.
  • Completed grade 11 and grade 12 with 70% marks.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • College Transcripts: The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
  • Financial Documentation: The Proof that shows the financial background of the student.
  • Letter of Recommendation: This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
  • Statement of Purpose: This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
  • Resume/CV: This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
  • Tests Score statement: IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English proficiency testing results.


Application Deadline

Fall
Feb 01

Winter
Oct 01

Spring
Feb 01


Scores Required

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

88 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

60 / 90

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fee$10141$10141$10141
Others$1568$1568$1568
Total fees$11709$11709$11709

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 5,708
Food$ 1,840

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students will need to apply for a valid Student Visa before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is needed only if the program is of more than 6 months for international students.
  • The visa is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Before applying for the student visa, one must have a letter of acceptance from a Designated Learning Institution (DLI).
  • The cost of the Student Visa is 112 USD.
  • Student Visas are issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and application forms are available online or by paper.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a student visa:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity.
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • Both full-time and part-time students can avail of work while studying in Canada options.
  • A student can be hired for only one Work-Study position. Students can find and apply for jobs on Career Exploration and Education website.
  • Student eligibility for the Work-Study Program is based upon students meeting this criterion:
    • Have proof of a government student aid package of at least 1,500 USD
    • Be registered at the University of Toronto as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in both terms.
    • Have achieved a satisfactory academic standing with a minimum 2.0 institutional grade point average in their previous academic session
  • The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:
    • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2,250 USD
    • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4,500 UDS
  • The students can work up to 20 hours per week off-campus or on-campus during regular breaks.

Career and Placement after Course

After completing this program students have job opportunities in:

  • Graphic designer
  • Art director
  • Creative director
  • Freelance graphic designer
  • Digital production designer
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Production artist
  • Prepress technician
  • Web designer
  • Motion graphic designer


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