Hands-on, industry-relevant skills
The Visual Communications area of emphasis will give you the skills you need to be a professional graphic designer. Courses will focus on 2 core software tools that will help you accomplish this goal: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
Supplemental courses will teach you the practical and theoretical sides of visual design, such as colour theory, typographic history and the art of telling a story using characters and images. To round out the program, you will also take time developing a portfolio and learning the business side of this industry.
As a graduate, you will understand how to translate ideas into a finished product that clearly and creatively delivers a message.
Because of the flexibility and breadth of the DMIT program, you may choose to take elective courses from other DMIT streams in addition to your core stream courses. The courses listed on this page are provided as recommended courses that will help you succeed in your chosen DMIT area of emphasis.
Become a trusted professional
After graduation and required work experience, you may also be eligible to join the following professional associations:
Opportunities for further education
You may also continue your studies after graduation by pursuing a Bachelor of Technology (BTech). Diploma grads may be eligible to earn a BTech degree with just two more years of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available. Contact the BTech program area to find out more about their admission requirements from DMIT.