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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Additional costs: Text and software

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