Graphic Design






Communications et documentation

Number of credits

91 2/3

Number of contact hours allotted for specific training

1365 Hours


Program approuved in 2013.

The Graphic Design Program aims to train people capable of working as professional graphic designers.

Graphic designers may be self-employed or may work in specialized organizations, within the graphic communications and multimedia sector, or in companies that provide graphic communications services.

Graphic designers can develop visual concepts and design display models after meeting with a customer or client. In order to accomplish this, they must make typographic choices, produce and/or choose images and illustrations to be used to carry out a project, according to the needs and expectations of the client. Graphic designers also create page layouts for prints and visual interfaces. In the case of people who are self-employed, over and above their usual tasks, they must also manage their own small business.

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

• no requirements



Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Job titles

Program content

Number or codeCourse Name / Competency
052VAnalyze forms of visual communication and their production requirements
052WManage a computer environment
052XAcquire images
052YCreate raster images
052ZCreate vector images
0534Manipulate typographic elements
0536Produce simple layouts for visual interfaces
0539Coordinate a graphic communications project
053MManage a graphic design microbusiness
053NUse elements of visual language derived from the visual arts and graphic design
053PCreate colour harmonies
053QProduce typographic designs
053RProduce presentation mockups of pictograms and icons
053SProduce presentation mockups for corporate documents
053TProduce simple layouts and composite printing documents
053UProduce presentation mockups for visual identities
053VCreate illustrations for graphic communications
053WProduce presentation mockups for packaging
053XProduce presentation mockups for publishing projects
053YProduce presentation mockups for kinetic design projects
053ZProduce presentation mockups for advertising campaigns
0541Analyze the occupation of graphic designer
0542Use idea generation techniques
0543Make concept sketches