Graphic Communications (Part-time studies)

School of Information and Communications Technology Diploma

Program Overview

Innovative. Idea-driven. Important. Graphic communications revolutionized society with the printing press. Now it’s leading a new revolution into the digital age. It’s an industry of team players who combine artistic, technical, and entrepreneurial talents to get the job done. It could be the career for you.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Graphic Communications diploma program will challenge you both creatively and technically. Our training ensures you meet national skills standards set out by the Canadian Printing Industries Sector Council. You’ll graduate with the kind of practical, hands-on skills you need to succeed—in both traditional and digital printing environments, as well as publishing, advertising, design, and communications.

Graphics Communications is a two-year diploma program offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus. Come here to develop practical, hands-on skills in electronic file management, industry-standard software applications, and print management, production, and administration. This includes training in:

  • colour copier operation
  • colour theory and colour management
  • design and typography
  • digital photography
  • hydraulic cutter operation and maintenance
  • image editing and page layout
  • industry-standard software and hardware systems
  • logos, graphs, vector graphics, PDF creation
  • mixing inks
  • preflighting, proofing and output methods
  • screen printing
  • sheetfed offset press operation and maintenance
  • wide-format printing
  • vinyl decal/sticker creation

Learn by Doing

  • You’ll learn about leading software applications by using them in your classes and labs.
  • You’ll learn about printing by operating Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s in-house pre-press equipment, vinyl cutter, screen printing system and offset press.

Ready to Work

At graduation, you’ll have developed a professional portfolio, completed a four-week work experience and have experience managing and producing a “live job” from concept through delivery.

Scholarship Opportunity

Graphic Communications students are eligible to apply for a national scholarship through the Canadian Printing Industry Association (CPIA). An application form is available at

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Courses currently offered through part-time studies

Semester 3

Web Site Design Principles (DSGN-103CE)
Web Authoring 2-Intermediate HTML/CSS-CMS (MULT-124CE)