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GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE - [GBC], TORONTO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1967Established Year
  30466Enrollment

Advanced Diploma (Graphic Design)

 3 years
 full time
  English
 online

Field of Study

$ 10,747 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design at George Brown College is offered as a 3 years (6 semesters) program.
  • It is an online program offered on a full-time basis.
  • This program provides a strong overall understanding of design while also allowing students to select a major in either Communication Design, which prepares them for a corporate design career, or Advertising Design, which prepares students for a career in an advertising agency.
  • In addition, design electives allow students to gain skills in areas such as illustration, motion, interaction, web, book, and environmental design.
  • The following courses (33 total courses) are required to graduate successfully:
    • 25 Design required courses
    • 6 Design elective courses
    • 2 General Education elective courses
  • In this program, students learn through working on real-life projects in state-of-the-art labs and through industry networking.
  • The first 3rd semesters provide students with a strong foundation in the core subjects of design, typography, production, digital applications, drawing for design, and design culture.
  • In the 4th semester, students choose a major while continuing to develop applied skills through intensive studio projects.
  • In the final year, students become involved in a thesis or major project, which allows for the synthesis of skills.
  • Students will also engage in professional practice classes that prepare them for the workplace.
  • Students with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher by the end of Semester 4 and a B+ on the portfolio assignment (Semester 5) will be eligible for the field placement course (GRAF3017) in Semester 6.
  • The average salary goes up to 38,250 USD after completing this program.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration3 years
Fees$ 36,597 for 3 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Mar 31)
Language Proficiency IELTS,TOEFL,PTE
Program Urlhttps://www.georgebrown.ca/programs/graphic-design-program-g102/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have completed an Ontario Secondary School diploma or equivalent degree.
  • Students must complete Grade 12 English (C or U) with 60% or higher.
  • Students have to complete the application questionnaire and submit a portfolio electronically.
  • Completion of the George Brown Art and Design Foundation certificate program (G108) with an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher. 

Indian Student Eligibility:

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

  • Students must be graduated from senior secondary school.
  • Students have a minimum overall of 60% in 10th and 12th Grade for all streams.
  • Students also have a minimum overall of 50% in English in 10th and 12th Grade.

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


Required Document List

Required Documents are:

  • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Academic Documents: Students have to submit marks sheets and certificates of secondary (10) and senior secondary school (+2).
  • Students who have only completed year 10: Students have to submit marks sheet and certificate of secondary (10) plus mark sheets and a diploma from vocational training may qualify students for admission to UG programs.
  • Transcript: Students must submit the official marks statements or transcripts that are provided by the college.
  • Certificates: Certificates like High School or University/College Certificates are to be submitted of education qualification.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.
  • Students who are under 18 must also submit custodianship documents.
  • NOTE: University does not accept study gaps of more than 5 years.


Application Deadline

Fall
Mar 31

Winter
Jul 31


Scores Required

6 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

80 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

54 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition fee$10747$10747$10747
Books and supplies$900$900$900
Health insurance$552$552$552
Total fees$12199$12199$12199

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Living expenses$ 7,740

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
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
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
  • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
  • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
    • 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

  • The George Brown College Work-Study Program provides students with part-time employment opportunities throughout the college.
  • Students can gain valuable experience working up to 15 hours a week at minimum wage.
  • Students locate their own job with any of the on-campus departments (for example athletics, academic departments, library, etc.).

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities after this program are:

  • Graphic Design
  • Corporate Identity Design
  • Editorial
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Exhibition Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Multimedia
  • Motion Graphics


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