If you want to work as a creative professional in a career you love, then CNC's Web & Graphic Design Program is for you.
Learn visual and online communication strategies, digital art and interactive media, web design, typography, project management and creative problem solving while you prepare promotional materials to promote yourself and other businesses.
Our one and two-year programs offer a creative learning environment that spans multiple disciplines yet still gives you the opportunity to specialize in a chosen field. Use programs like Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Premiere Pro along with other Adobe Creative Cloud Software.
Strategically position yourself for careers in communication design, web, digital media production, illustration and many other creative fields, including:
Web & Graphic Design graduates could end up working either "in house" for large or medium-sized organizations or for agencies that get hired by other organizations. Many designers also choose to be self-employed as freelancers, either full-time or in addition to other work.
Potential workplaces include:
Places some of our previous graduates have/are working at:
Educational institutions past students have attended after the program:
Courses labelled WEGD must be completed no more than 5 years prior to the date of graduation in order to count toward the Web and Graphic Design Citation, Certificate or Diploma. All other courses must be completed in no more than 10 years. This policy applies to CNC courses and to all courses transferred from other post-secondary institutions for credit at CNC. Courses more than 10 years old may be considered for unassigned credit. Students should contact the Dean to discuss this option. (Please note that professional certification or accreditation bodies and receiving institutions may have different criteria). For the complete policy, see Ten Year Timeline for Program Completion Policy #E-1.37 available on the CNC Policy web page.
Students must earn a “C” grade or higher in classes before they can be applied towards any WEGD credential. Students must earn a minimum “C” grade in all non-elective courses to count towards any WEGD credential.
The diploma incorporates 12 credits of electives. Students wishing to focus on both web and design can take both second year streams in lieu of the 12 credits of electives. Please note that taking both web and design streams will require a minimum of five semesters.
12 Credits UT/Business/WEGD
ABST 111 Métis Studies: Art and Material Culture
ANTH 210 Anthropological Perspectives on “Pop”ular Culture
CSC 105 Introduction to Computers and Programming
ENGL 106 Film Studies
FINE 101 Art History I
FINE 103 Drawing I
FINE 109 Colour Theory
FINE 150 Fundamentals of Digital
Photography—Exploring the Digital Photography Workflow
MKT 152 Principles of Marketing
WEGD courses must be taken no more than 5 years prior to date of graduation. All other courses must be completed no more than 10 years prior to graduation.
“C” grade or higher in each class required to count towards WEGD credential.
May take both 2nd year streams in lieu of 12 credits of electives.
CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.
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Note: Basic computer skills are required. You will be required to use a mouse and keyboard or alternative means to interact with the operating system and software programs.
Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.
Students are required to bring their own laptop and software. The Adobe Cloud is approx. $270/year.
These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus.
Supplies for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.
The estimated cost for this program is $25,500.
This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.
The program was very unique. It’s the only one like it here in the north. I recommend it to anyone interested in using their creativity. The instructors get to know you one-on-one. They get to know what you like, what you are good at and what you want to learn. You really get to choose the work you want to do.