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Continuing Education

Visual Design


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Unleash your creativity

Launch your career as a professional graphic designer by exploring current trends and techniques for creating visual designs in both print and digital media. In this program, you will:

  • Learn about typography, the process of visual design, and the software used in communicating visual messages
  • Explore the nearly endless possibilities of Photoshop while using Illustrator to maximize designs and layouts
  • Investigate how visual design techniques for the Internet differ from those used for print
  • Expand your understanding of the ever-evolving ways in which the world communicates around us, and create engaging visual communication designs with confidence

A Visual Design Certificate will be awarded to students who complete the following 10 core courses.

After completion

A Visual Design Certificate will be awarded following the completion of 10 core courses.