Web and Graphic Design Diploma

Diploma
Also available as:
TYPE:
  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 2 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Estimated at $10,915
START DATE: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
DELIVERY:
  • In Class
  • Some courses are available online
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

Develop your skills and express your creativity

If you want to work as a creative professional in a career you love, then CNC's Web & Graphic Design Program is for you.

What you will learn

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. 

Careers

Strategically position yourself for careers in communication design, web, digital media production, illustration and many other creative fields, including:

  • Front-end web developer (user experience, user interface)
  • Motion graphic designer
  • Digital artist
  • Graphic novel artist
  • Character designer
  • Game designer
  • Interactive digital media designer
  • Industrial or product designer (3D product design: jewelry, toys etc.)
  • Advertising specialist (visual identity, branding, logo, interface, layout)
  • Print designer (books, product packaging, catalogs, magazines, advertisements, promotional and informational materials, educational materials, corporate print materials)
  • 3D or 2D animator
  • 3D modeller
  • Illustrator

Industries

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:

  • Web design and development studio
  • Graphic design agency
  • Marketing and advertising agency
  • Media or publishing company (including print, online, or television)
  • In-house marketing and communications department
  • Film and video production company
  • Sign and graphic company
  • Copy and print centre

Past/current employers

Places some of our previous graduates have/are working at:

  • ABC Communications Ltd.
  • AllMobile Signs and Graphics
  • Angler’s Atlas
  • Business2Mobile
  • CBC
  • CKPG TV
  • College of New Caledonia
  • Concept Design Ltd.
  • CTV - Vancouver
  • Indigo Ink Graphic Design
  • Info Pages Directory
  • Integris Credit Union
  • IRL Signs
  • Livework Communications
  • PG Web Designs
  • The Prince George Citizen
  • The Prince George Free Press
  • Printwerx.ca
  • SpeeDee Your Office Experts Ltd.
  • Splash Media Group Inc.
  • Trim-Line Sign Crafters
  • Up the Creek Garment Co.
  • Moko Productions
  • Northern Health
  • On-reel Video Production (currently VideoNexus)
  • Opinion 250 News Inc.
  • The Quesnel Cariboo Observer

Post-graduate options

Educational institutions past students have attended after the program:

  • The Art Institute of Vancouver
  • Athabasca University
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • Capilano University
  • Emily Carr University of Art + Design
  • Mount Royal College
  • Thompson Rivers University
  • VanArts - Vancouver Institute of Media Arts
  • Vancouver Film School
  • Vancouver Island University

Web and Graphic Design Diploma Courses

Description coming soon

Required Courses

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
ENGL-103 Composition & Style 3 15 weeks
FINE-107 Intro to Digital Arts & Media 4 15 weeks
WEGD-121 Intro to Design Thinking 3 15 weeks
WEGD-141 Introduction to Web Design 3 15 weeks

Required Courses

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
WEGD-131 Intro to Visual Communication 3 15 weeks
WEGD-142 Intermediate Web Design 3 15 weeks
WEGD-151 The Basics of Typography 3 15 weeks
ENGL-229 Prof Bus and Tech Commun 3 15 weeks

Required courses

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
MGT-150 Intro to Entrepreneurship 3 15 weeks
WEGD-211 Applied Skils Lab 1 3 15 weeks

Required Courses

Course completion

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.

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
WEGD-212 Applied Skills Lab II 3 15 weeks
WEGD-299 Professional Internship 3 15 weeks

Design Stream: Required Courses

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
WEGD-221 Graphic Design for Sustainability 3 15 weeks
WEGD-222 Visual Showcase 3 15 weeks
WEGD-251 Drawing the Story 3 15 weeks
WEGD-252 3D Design & Rapid Prototyping 3 15 weeks

Web Stream Required Courses

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
WEGD-231 Intro Interactive Digital Med 3 15 weeks
WEGD-232 Interactive Digital Media Production 3 15 weeks
WEGD-241 Advanced Web Design Concepts 3 15 weeks
WEGD-242 Digital Media Showcase 3 15 weeks

Electives

12 Credits UT/Business/WEGD

Recommended electives are:

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

Please note:
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.

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

Locations & Dates

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.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Fall 2019 Prince George In Class 2 years
Spring 2020 Prince George In Class 2 years

Entry Requirements

One of the following: 

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples.
  • Successful completion of ABE/Academic Upgrading Advanced Certificate (with English 050 or equivalent).
  • Mature student status (please consult a CNC advisor) plus completion of an English assessment administered by the college and upgrading in English if required. 

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.

Invest in your future

Citation

The estimated cost for this program is $2,882.

Certificate

The estimated cost for this program is $5,077.

Diploma

The estimated cost for this program is $10,915. 

Equipment

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.

International Fees

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.