Web Designer

Program Objectives

In the Graphic Designer diploma program, students learn the software programs that every professional designer needs to know: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students learn techniques for creating digital images, illustrations, and layouts, and they develop a strong theoretical foundation in color, typography, and composition.

DURATION : 43 weeks


This program provides students with:

A foundation in the principles of color theory, typography, and page composition.
Professional skills in the essential tools of the graphic designer: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
Proficiency in key Microsoft Office applications.

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency.

An admissions interview and entrance essay will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program.

Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.


Graduates of the program may pursue positions such as:

Graphic Designer
Graphic Artist
Layout Artist
Layout Designer


Anticipated salary: C$31,200 – C$79,000 (Information from PayScale Canada)
Program Category: IT

Program Syllabus: Click to Download

AOLCC KingstonGraphic Designer