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:
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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.
Graphic Communications students are eligible to apply for a national scholarship through the Canadian Printing Industry Association (CPIA). An application form is available at www.cpia-aci.ca.
Graphic Communications graduates are working in many different areas—advertising agencies, graphic design firms, electronic pre-press studios, sign shops, commercial and quick-print shops, newspaper, magazine and book publishers, in-house marketing departments, and government communications departments.
Look for entry level jobs in design, production art, packaging design, signage, image editing, bindery and finishing, digital print operation, print production planning, management, screen printing and press operations, branding and marketing.
For more information, contact the Student Employment Services at a campus nearest you.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Photographer||Photographers (5221)||$24,600 - $90,700|
|Graphic Designer||Graphic Designers and Illustrators (5241)||$31,200 - $77,000|
|Printing Press Operator||Printing Press Operators (7381)||$29,200 - $68,700|
Year 1 - 32 weeks; Year 2 - 36 weeks
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
Year 1 - $6,300
Year 2 - $6,600
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.