Graphic Design

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In Graphic Design, you will:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of graphic design theory, professional technique and industry standards.
  • Explore all aspects of visual communication including print and digital production, typography, brand identity development, and image creation.
  • Become a versatile designer by focusing on the creation of visual content – and the design knowledge to transform that content into posters, brochures, folders, catalogues, books and websites.
  • Supplement your designs with digital illustration and learn to construct powerful visual layouts.
  • Prepare for employment with robust entrepreneurship studies and an optional practicum work experience in your graduating year.

Duration

2 Years | 6 Semesters | September-June

Interested in finding out more?
Contact: The Registrar’s Office, toll free, 1-877-400-1107 or email nbccdrecruiting@gnb.ca

Areas of Study
  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Visual Design
  • Drawing
  • Communications
  • Digital Media
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Portfolio Development
  • Web Foundations
  • Production
Tech Requirements

Computer
Any Apple Laptop that is between new and 3 years old at the start of the academic year.
MacBook Pro
Macbook
Macbook Air

Software
The Adobe Creative Cloud suite of tools for education, which runs $25-30 month.
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign

Optional
Wacolm Drawing Tablet
External hard drive

Career Possibilities
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Art Director
  • Freelance Designer/Entrepreneur
Admission Requirements
  • $50 Application Fee (1)
  • An official transcript of marks indicating Certificate – Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) from NBCCD OR
    • An official transcript of marks indicating at least 1 year post-secondary education
    • OR equivalent experience (2)
  • Portfolio Submission
  • Interview

(1) The $50 application fee is in Canadian dollars, applies to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents and is non-refundable and subject to change without notice. International applicants pay a $100 Canadian application fee. See International Students for more information.

(2) Equivalent experience is determined by the College assessing your combination of learning and experience through recognition of prior learning. If you are 21 years of age and have past experience, you may be assessed as a Mature Applicant.

Interview

The College may contact you for an interview, it is important to consider why you want to study with us and your future goals.

Portfolio Requirements

Direct Entry Portfolio Requirements

To ensure that you are well-prepared to bypass the Foundation Visual Arts Program (FVA) and enter directly into an NBCCD Diploma Program, we need to assess your abilities and knowledge of the foundations of visual art. Please read Direct Entry Requirements for full instructions.

All exercises must be original and created within the last 6 months. Your examples must be presented digitally and saved in either JPEG or PDF format at 150 dpi on a USB memory stick. Please be sure to carefully label your jump drive with your name and contact information. If you would like your memory stick to be returned, please provide a self-addressed envelope.

You may instead choose to submit your portfolio digitally by attaching your files to an email. Please do not send your files through Google Drive or any other file sharing program. If your submission size exceeds 9mb, please split your portfolio into multiple emails, all containing your name and contact information.

Please mail or drop off your jump drive or submit files electronically to:

Registrar
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Canada

NBCCDRegistrar@gnb.ca

Checklist:

  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three Observational Drawings
  • Three 2D Design Exercises
  • Two 3D Design Exercises
  • Three Colour Theory Exercises
  • Compare & Contrast Essay
  • Image List

 

Apply Now

Apply Here: Canadian Students

Apply Here: International Students

Go to the Admission Requirements to learn more. This page will also provide more details and info on where to mail your transcript of marks, cash, cheques and/or money order.

Our Graphic Design graduates have a 100% employment rate within months of graduation!

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The best way to find out if NBCCD is the place for you is to visit our campus for a guided tour. During your tour, you will have the opportunity to chat with instructors, meet current students, see student work and observe in-class demos. Tours are available Mondays and Tuesdays. Contact us at nbccdrecruiting@gnb.ca to schedule your tour today!

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