Graphic Design & Interactive Media Diploma
Master the critical thinking skills needed to create and execute meaningful visual solutions.
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Become a Graphic Designer , Fast
Become proficient in the design process and its workflows. Perfect your portfolio of work under the guidance of industry-active faculty. And graduate ready to influence, inform and entertain your target market through original creative solutions.
Motion Graphics Designer
Pheinixx Paul | Program Director
Pheinixx Paul | Program Director
Pheinixx specializes in design, marketing, communications and brand development and has worked for clients around the globe. Here in Canada, she has taken on projects for Warner Bros. Music, Mastercard Stylicity, and Gusto TV.
Andrés Sevilla | Instructor
Andrés Sevilla | Instructor
Andrés is a business and design consultant, and holds a master’s degree in product innovation. He is the founder of Vanuva, a multi-disciplinary design agency.
Carolyn Tripp | Instructor
Carolyn Tripp | Instructor
As both a creative motion designer and producer, Carolyn specializes in helping non-profits, entrepreneurs, artists, and start-ups reach their goals through effective digital design.
Amber now runs her own design company, Amber Reesor Design, specializing in visual brand identity, branded print collateral, social media assets, and more. Her clients include Birch Hill Behavioral Health, The Greater Toronto Financial Academy, and Squeeze Juicery.
Graphic Design & Interactive Media ’19
Carolina graduated as program valedictorian, and is the owner of NB Design Studio in Vancouver. She provides assets for her clients’ branding, design, website and social media needs.
Graphic Design & Interactive Media ’21
Shortly after graduation, Amanda started a full-time job as a graphic designer for the Ottawa Catholic School Board.
Graphic Design & Interactive Media ’22
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Term 1 (2)
ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
Discover the relationship between visual form and content. You will be exposed to the building blocks of design, and tasked with utilizing these concepts as you develop analog designs.
Explore topics involving cognitive-communication and strategic design thinking, and discover various techniques for finding and developing ideas and applying them to your creative problem solving and ideation. With this knowledge, you will face real-world challenges where you must act flexibly in order to solve problems and establish your own creative process.
Term 2 (3)
HISTORY OF DESIGN
Open your eyes to the history of visual communication and its impact on cultural development. Through lectures, hands-on exercises and research, you will learn to identify the social, technological, and political changes that have shaped communication arts.
DRAWING I DIGITAL DRAWING 1
Welcome to the world of Adobe. Through demonstrations, in-class exercises and assignments, you will familiarize yourself with the unique capabilities of Adobe’s vector imaging software as it relates to the creation and manipulation of vector graphics for both print and new media destinations.
DIGITAL IMAGING I
Flex your creative mind with Adobe’s raster imaging software and familiarize yourself with its unique capabilities relating to the creation, editing and manipulation of imagery for both print and new media destinations.
Term 3 (3)
DIGITAL DRAWING 2
Explore advanced concepts and techniques that can be applied to a variety of print and web projects. You will provide practical and creative solutions to real world projects ranging from packaging design to information design.
DIGITAL IMAGING 2
Dive deep into Adobe’s raster imaging software. Learn techniques for the creation and manipulation of raster images for use in both print and new media.
PAGE LAYOUT 1
Make pages come alive, utilizing design fundamentals, as you create projects from design concept to completion. Along the way, explore the printing process, and the technology and materials used by modern designers. Through demonstrations, in-class exercises and assignments, you will also become familiar with the unique capabilities of Adobe InDesign as it relates to the design and production of single and multi-page layouts.
Term 4 (3)
Examine the fundamentals of typographic design and letterform in conceptual and analog practical projects. Develop a deep understanding of the design choices for comprehension and content as you become familiar with digital letterforms.
PAGE LAYOUT 2
Prepare for an in-depth study of content organization, grids, typography, imagery and visual ideation as you design communications with purpose. Through demonstrations, lectures, critiques and exercises you will be introduced to the best practices of layout design for marketing, communication, and editorial projects.
Enrich your understanding of art direction’s key role in print and digital media. Explore visual narrative formats and how they are used to inform and engage readers beyond the written word. Leverage the disciplines of layout, photography, video, digital multimedia and graphics to tell immersive and compelling visual stories at appropriate intervals of the story.
Term 5 (3)
IDENTITY DESIGN 1
This course introduces you to the field of branding, from developing a foundation to the execution of a full logo system. Through lectures and assignments, you will develop an understanding of the role of brand identity and experience the creation of a visual voice through logo design.
This is your introduction to both the technical and creative aspects of this visual art form. The practical component includes shooting a variety of locations and subjects while learning to use light, shape, framing and depth of field as tools to create imagery, mood and message.
WEB DESIGN 1
Enter the digital world with an introduction to online design and a focus on applying your existing design knowledge to new media. This exploration begins with critical analysis of the internet as a whole, including the ever-changing technologies and platforms utilized in website design. You will be introduced to HTML and CSS languages in order to bring your designs to life.
Term 6 (3)
INTERACTIVE DESIGN 1
This course takes you through the study of shaping digital processes for use by real people. Beginning with a study of how humans interact with each other and their environment, you will explore the practice of designing interactive experiences, environments and products.
IDENTITY DESIGN 2
Expand your brand identity design skills across a variety of communication platforms and tehcnologies. Through the design of deliverables and materials for print, online, promotions and experience, you will gain a deeper knowledge of how brand identity design helps build brands through various customer touchpoints.
WEB DESIGN 2
Expand your knowledge of both the technical and design practices of online communications. Advanced topics include new media layout, grids and responsiveness, and bringing them to life through HTML and CSS. You will also dive into the unique handling of typography and imagery through web design construction. The visual design of UX / UI / IA are explored through meeting interface, experience and brand goals.
Term 7 (3)
MOTION GRAPHICS 1
Welcome to the world of video editing and animation. This course will introduce you to the creative principles and technical skills required to bring moving graphics into video.
Polish your skills in the key areas of design practice: professionalism, scope, and communication. Through a variety of learning tools, you will explore the value of the designer within the business framework, and understand how these decisions affect design for the customer experience.
INTERACTIVE DESIGN 2
Deepen your knowledge of UI + UX design with this course focused on mobile technology. The class delivers an advanced exploration of interactive practices through the design of your own application from concept to prototype.
Term 8 (3)
MOTION GRAPHICS 2
Experience a masterclass in the manipulation of imagery, graphics, typography and video as you experiment with increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques in the creation of motion graphics.
Your portfolio is your resume in this industry. This course provides strategies for effective, memorable self-promotion, with the studio format of this class providing valuable one-on-one mentorship and guidance to build a unique portfolio (in both online and print formats) tailored to your individual career goals.
Through a mixture of lecture, specialized instruction and one-on-one design mentorship, this studio-based class provides a unique opportunity to receive real-world experience as you work through a major topical project
Our Admissions Process Made Easy
Complete Toronto Film School’s online application form.
Pay the application fee of $100.
Provide original or notarized translated academic transcripts.
Submit a 300–500 word essay on why you’re interested in a career in the graphic design industry, and your career goals.
For a complete break-down of this program’s admission requirements, please visit our admission requirements page. The application fee will be deducted from your tuition total.
Tuition Fees as of October 2022
Tuition rates are confirmed 3 months prior to the start of each term. For more information, please contact the Bursar’s office at 1.888.886.1882.
The tuition fee and cost breakdown for the Graphic Design & Interactive Media online program are as follows:
Graphic Design & Interactive Media
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*Each course in the program is $960. There are 23 courses total.
Note: Tuition Fees do not include books, expendable supplies, equipment, software, and resources
Recommended Equipment and Software
Optimal: iMac Pro – turnkey
Preferred : iMac with Retina display 21.5” or 27” models – turnkey
Sufficient: iMac 21.5” model – turnkey
*Comparable PC with Windows-based operating system
Preferred: MacBook Pro with Retina display 16” – turnkey
*Comparable Laptop with Windows-based operating system
Adobe Creative Cloud Student Membership: download Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects + Acrobat Pro
Camera with the ability to take high resolution images – most phones have powerful digital cameras that are perfectly suited for this
Colour Desktop Printer
Unlimited bandwidth is recommended as there will be weekly uploading and downloading of assets, resources and projects
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Request a call with one of our admissions advisors if you have any questions about this program or the enrolment process.
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