Digital Graphic Design is an advanced certificate program. It 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 the skills you developed in the New Media Communications certificate program (at the campus in Prince Albert or Regina), 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 final portfolio that contains a selection of your best work.
Individuals who plan to take at least one more of the advanced certificates in this area (shown below), in addition to Digital Graphic Design, may wish to consider applying directly to the New Media Communications diploma program.
Graduates are prepared for employment in graphics, Internet and advertising related occupations.
Some online programs include on-site labs, clinicals, practicums or work experiences. Online programs may be offered course-by-course or full-time, or both, and deliveries may change over time.
See New Media Certificate
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.
Note: Courses are delivered online. A combination of Internet-based resources, videos, class discussions, text-based chat sessions, and peer critiques may be used. Your instructor will provide guidance, help, and timely feedback.
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