Jun 13 2017

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Graphic Design

Do you have an artistic spark? You might have a future in graphic design, and BCIT can help. The BCIT Graphic Design associate certificate program is one of the fastest ways to build a solid foundation of knowledge that will prepare you for a long, rewarding career.

Available as an intense, 6-month training program or at your own schedule part-time, this program gives you hands-on experience with creative software, strategic design, and digital composition for the relevant job skills employers are seeking.

About the program

  • 6 months, full-time
  • Part-time, up to 5 years but often faster
  • No application required for part-time study
  • Like a career boot-camp of creative software, strategic design, and digital composition

Learn more about this program and how it prepares you for jobs in graphic design at the Program Details.

Who should complete the Graphic Design Associate Certificate?

If you re interested in working in the graphic arts, earning your associate certificate is a great way to begin your training and test the field. Many students are:

  • Sponsored by their employers to strengthen their skills
  • Already gifted with an interest in creativity
  • Innovative thinkers
  • Interested in exploring a creative career
  • Enjoy collaborative, creative challenges

If any of these sound like you, visit the Program Entry page to begin today most courses are offered every semester!

What grads can do

Many grads use their talents to create ads, displays, and web and print media for agencies, in-house marketing departments, and government organizations. Others pursue an entrepreneurial path as freelance artists. Additionally, some choose a combination of work and or continuing education to further their abilities and job prospects.

Learn more about the specific job opportunities available on the Graduating and Jobs page.

Program Entry

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Costs Supplies

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.


Offering you a choice of part-time and full-time study, this program addresses your career needs and goals with flexible course options and availability. Most courses are offered every term by working industry professionals to give you the most up-to-date technology and practices in topics such as colour theory, InDesign, Photoshop, and portfolio design.

Students with approved Program Declaration, please note: Program matrix changes effective September 2016 may impact you as follows.

  • If your program declaration lists MDIA 1900 – Typography Principles and you have not completed it, please complete MDIA 1920 – Typography instead.
  • If your program declaration lists MDIA 2098 – Portfolio Design and Presentation and you have not completed it, please complete MDIA 2310 – Portfolio Design instead.

Program delivery

The full-time program is delivered over two three-month terms. Courses may be scheduled during the day or evenings on weekdays and during the day on weekends. Students will need to be able to attend classes during those time periods. Final term schedules will be complete and accessible to students no later than four weeks prior to program start.

Part-time students can choose the number of courses they take each term and register for each course individually. Course prerequisites must be met prior to registration. Courses are offered in the fall, winter, and spring/summer terms each year. For specific registration dates, please view the Part-time Studies Key Registration Dates .

Please note that all courses must be completed within five years.

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Program Details

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