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Updated: 2024-04-24 10:35:47

Graphic Design - Visual Communication

Delivered at our campus in Peterborough, this is one of the few two-year Graphic Design advanced diploma programs offered in Ontario. In this intensive, compressed program, three years of study is completed over a two- year period. Graduates are ready to start their graphic design careers in just 24 months.

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

GDV

Delivery

In Person, Placement

Credential

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Contact

Anita Matusevics

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$3124.65 per semester*

International Tuition

$9483.56 per semester*

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Canadian Students

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September 02, 2025

Domestic Availability

Coming Soon

International Availability

Coming Soon

Program Code

GDV

Delivery

In Person, Placement

Credential

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Contact

Anita Matusevics

Program Coordinator

Domestic Tuition

$3124.65 per semester*

International Tuition

$9483.56 per semester*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

*International tuition amounts shown are from the 2024-2025 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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Students in Fleming’s accelerated graphic design program learn and work in a unique, contemporary design studio space; in this “classroom as design lab and studio,” they discover what it takes to become a professional designer, and how to thrive in this fast-paced industry.

Students gain the skills and understanding required to communicate ideas in digital and printed media through extensive and varied applied learning experiences. At the end of six continuous semesters, they are fully-prepared to hit the ground running, ready to launch their design careers in any industry that requires creative problem solving through visual communication.

In this program you will:

  • Learn in a laptop-based environment which provides maximum flexibility to work offsite as well as in class.
  • Experience the design studio model that emphasizes collaboration, communication and experimentation – skills that are highly valued by employers.
  • Develop and build your art, design and technical skills in modular small projects, working towards comprehensive collaborative projects to further test your abilities.
  • Live the life of a designer, working independently and with your team, on an ambitious, large- scale project that requires branding, diverse multi-media graphic materials. This will include projects across a full range of media and platforms including print publications, advertising, web, mobile, social media, signage and environmental graphics.
  • Gain additional, hands–on experience with an extensive work placement in a design studio, agency, or in–house design department.
  • Understand how art fundamentals and principles inform successful design.
  • Learn from our expert faculty as well as designers who are shaping today’s industry.
  • Graduate with a substantial portfolio, and the ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations.

Fleming College’s Haliburton School of Art + Design is known for providing innovative art and design programming. Offered at our campus in Peterborough, this new Graphic Design advanced diploma program is structured to simulate the setting and pace of a real-world design environment to prepare students to enter the workforce faster, fully-prepared to be successful.

There is a high demand for graphic designers and career opportunities in the industry are diverse.

Career Settings

Potential career settings include:

  • advertising
  • branding agencies
  • graphic design studios
  • package design studios
  • retail advertising
  • in-house design departments in large and medium sized enterprises
  • not-for-profit and government agencies
  • marketing firms
  • self-employment

Areas of Specialty

Areas of specialty include:

  • branding and corporate identity
  • advertising
  • digital
  • interactive
  • environmental
  • exhibition
  • packaging
  • book design

Fees Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
Tuition $1454.98 $1454.98 $1454.98 $1454.98 $1454.98 $1454.98
Academic Fees $1215.85 $990.85 $990.85 $1215.85 $990.85 $990.85
Material Fees $470.00
Field Trip Fees $413.00
Total $3140.83 $2445.83 $2445.83 $3220.83 $2445.83 $2445.83

  • Conceptualize and develop design solutions using principles of design to create visual communications that meet the needs of the project.
  • Employ the design process to create design solutions that meet the project objectives and the needs of the client and/or user.
  • Plan, create and use photography, illustration and typography in design layouts to meet the requirements of the creative brief.
  • Design, develop and create a variety of media products using relevant, current and/or emerging technologies.
  • Communicate ideas, design concepts and opinions clearly and persuasively to others.
  • Use recognized industry practices throughout the design process and related business tasks.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate graphic design projects using project management skills to deliver quality work to clients according to schedule and within budget.
  • Complete all work in a professional and ethical manner, and in accordance with all applicable legislation and regulations.
  • Keep current with visual media design trends, technologies and industry practices using strategies that enhance work performance and guide professional development.

Students applying to Graphic Design - Visual Communication must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English

  • MacBook Pro, 13 inch (minimum)
  • Adobe Creative Suites, Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition
  • External HD, 1TB (minimum)
  • USB Flash Drive, 32GB (minimum)
  • iPhone 5c or Smart Phone 32GB

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized here.

Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication Design (3YR)
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • The program is offered face-to-face (Gold Coast campus or South Bank campus).
Transfer Credit
  • 160 credit points out of a 240 credit point degree.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Griffith University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Griffith University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Creative Advertising
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • Possess ENG4U (Grade 12 University English) or equivalent with a course grade of 65%.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Humber College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Design
Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • Possess ENG4U (Grade 12 University English) or equivalent with a course grade of 65%.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information

Visit the Humber College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts & Science in Media, Film, & Communications
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 8.5 out of a 20 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Lakehead University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Digital Media Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Commerce
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication
Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd-year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Royal Roads University's admissions website.

For more information

Visit the Royal Roads University website for further articulation and program information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Requirement
  • Minimum 70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 5th semester standing in an 8-semester program.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Visit the Seneca College website for further articulation and program information.

Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

See the official articulation agreement.

Program Code: VCA

Ontario College Diploma

Haliburton Campus

September 2024, September 2025

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