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Digital Graphic Design

Digital Graphic Design is an advanced certificate program that provides the digital graphic design skills needed to create interesting and effective graphic solutions for websites, banner ads, CD-ROMs and interactive media such as Flash. Building on skills you developed in the New Media Communications certificate program, you will learn advanced skills in raster and vector graphics. You will study major artistic periods throughout history, learning their defining characteristics and creating a wide variety of works modelled after their style. You will also create a portfolio that contains a selection of your best work.

This program is available on a part-time and full-time basis. Students wishing to take the full program in one academic year need to register through Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.


Using Photoshop, you will go beyond the basics and learn advanced raster graphic skills. Your studies will include colour correcting, batch processes and automation, photo retouching and colour management. You will learn how to produce more consistent work in less time. You will also have an opportunity to research new techniques.

Additional costs: Software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - February 4, 2017
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
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$519.50OnlineCRN: 201602-17
January 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
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$519.50OnlineCRN: 201603-6
You will learn a variety of advanced techniques that will help you create higher quality vector graphics. You will have an opportunity to research and share new vector graphic techniques.

Additional costs: Text and Software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
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$450.50OnlineCRN: 201602-18
January 9, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$450.50OnlineCRN: 201603-10
Throughout history, there have been major artistic movements and periods that have shaped society. You will study the major artistic periods and styles. Defining characteristics will be emphasized. You will also have the opportunity to create work in a variety of styles.

Additional costs: Text and software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - February 4, 2017
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
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$530.00OnlineCRN: 201602-19
January 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
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$530.00OnlineCRN: 201603-7
Media and art do not stand still. Technological and societal changes are providing new inspiration, methods and means that continue to redefine current artistic trends. You will study major contemporary trends in new media design. You will research trendsetters and their work. You will create works in a variety of contemporary styles.

Additional costs: Software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - February 4, 2017
Registration deadline: September 6, 2016
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$519.50OnlineCRN: 201602-20
January 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
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$519.50OnlineCRN: 201603-8
Solid analysis and design produces exceptional graphic solutions. You will investigate essential design processes and techniques. You will develop critical thinking and analytical skills. You will demonstrate your skills by creating appropriate solutions to design challenges.

Prerequisites: Art History (major periods and styles) (ART 200), Contemporary New Media Design (DSGN 205)


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
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$436.92OnlineCRN: 201602-21
January 9, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$436.92OnlineCRN: 201603-11
Additional costs: Text and software

Prerequisites: Design Processes and Critical Studies (DSGN 204)


Additional costs: Text and software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - February 4, 2017
Registration deadline: September 16, 2016
Register Online
$466.16OnlineCRN: 201602-22
January 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Registration deadline: January 13, 2017
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$466.16OnlineCRN: 201603-9
Proper colour management processes are needed to produce consistent and accurate output. You will learn how to manage colour on a computer system.

Additional costs: Text and software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - November 19, 2016
Registration deadline: September 23, 2016
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$326.00OnlineCRN: 201602-23
January 9, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$327.50OnlineCRN: 201603-12
You will learn how to create portable document format (pdf) files. You will create pdf files, edit existing pdf files, add hyperlinks, create forms and adjust compression options.

Additional costs: Software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - November 19, 2016
Registration deadline: September 23, 2016
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$349.00OnlineCRN: 201602-24
January 9, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$349.00OnlineCRN: 201603-13
Your studies will focus on the professional standards of personal marketing and advertising. You will demonstrate the techniques of marketing and advertising for self-promotion.

Equivalent course(s): Advertising and Promotion (MKTG 222)

Additional costs: Software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - November 19, 2016
Registration deadline: September 23, 2016
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$411.66OnlineCRN: 201602-26
January 9, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$411.66OnlineCRN: 201603-15
An effective portfolio containing a comprehensive selection of your best work is essential. You will discuss the types of portfolios and learn what is necessary to include in a portfolio. You will be expected to produce a strong portfolio. You will have the opportunity to receive feedback on your work through peer and instructor critiques.

Prerequisites: Marketing and Advertising (MKTG 202)


Additional costs: Software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - November 19, 2016
Registration deadline: September 23, 2016
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$358.50OnlineCRN: 201602-27
January 9, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$358.50OnlineCRN: 201603-16
You will learn how to use type as a design element.

Additional costs: Text and software
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - November 19, 2016
Registration deadline: September 23, 2016
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$331.26OnlineCRN: 201602-25
January 9, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Registration deadline: January 20, 2017
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$331.26OnlineCRN: 201603-14
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