About the Program
Graphic Communications trains you for entry into this creative, rapidly evolving industry. This program focuses on digital print and promotional media and provides a broad overview of graphic communications processes, including:
- graphic design and typography
- creative planning, page layouts and document composition
- computer graphics, illustrations and image manipulation
- digital pre-media and printing production theories
- computer systems management and introductory web design
This fast-paced one-year certification program gets students engaged, trained and employed quickly, and graduate skills are in demand across the country.
Graphic Communications Portfolio Website - view student work and community projects completed throughout the academic year.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $150
Tuition Cap: $1,883
Health & Dental: $128
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $500
Semester 2: $500
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- Grade 12 English
- Pure Math 20 or Math 20-1 or 20-2 or Applied Math 20
Competitive Entrance - 60% overall average with Math 30-1 or 30-2 or Pure Math 30 or Applied Math 30
NAIT's MTH20T Academic Upgrading course is recognized in lieu of Math 20-2.
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
Although the following are not required, they are beneficial in the selection process:
- Career & Technology Studies in: printing, web, design elements, photography, digital imaging
- Relative work experience
- Relative post-secondary training
Direct industry experience is gained through a two week practicum which gives students the opportunity to apply their technical and interpersonal skills effectively in the workplace. Practicum locations include small printing companies, graphic design houses, internal communication departments of large corporations, print service bureaus and government agencies.
- Length: 2 weeks (60 hours)
- Salary: none
- Dates: April
- Relocation: not required
Scholarships & Bursaries
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.