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CAD 18221

Annual Tuition Fee

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 110

Application Fee

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36 months

Duration

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6

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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60%

Min GPA

Program Overview

With the Graphic Design three-year advanced diploma program, you can look forward to working on real-life projects in state-of-the-art labs and through the power of industry networking.

You'll spend the first three semesters building a strong foundation in the core subjects of design, typography, production, digital applications, drawing for design, and design culture. In your fourth semester, you'll select a major in either Communication Design, preparing you for a career in Corporate Design, or Advertising Design, which prepares you for a career at an advertising agency. During this time, you'll continue developing applied skills through intensive studio projects.

In the final year of your program, you'll dive into a thesis or major project, where you can bring together all the skills you've learned throughout your studies. You'll also take professional practice classes, which will prepare you for a seamless transition into the workplace.

Your Field Education Options

  • Students with an overall grade point average of 3.3 or higher by the end of semester 4 and a B+ on the portfolio assignment (semester 5) will be eligible for the Field Placement course (GRAF3017) in semester 6.

Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Conceptualize and develop design solutions using principles of design to create visual communications that meet the needs of the project.
  • Employ the design process to create design solutions that meet the project objectives and the needs of the client and/or user.
  • Plan, create and use photography, illustration and typography in design layouts to meet the requirements of the creative brief.
  • Design, develop and create a variety of media products using relevant, current and/or emerging technologies.
  • Communicate ideas, design concepts and opinions clearly and persuasively to others.
  • Use recognized industry practices throughout the design process and related business tasks.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate graphic design projects using project management skills to deliver quality work to clients according to schedule and within budget.
  • Complete all work in a professional and ethical manner, and in accordance with all applicable legislation and regulations.
  • Keep current with visual media design trends, technologies and industry practices using strategies that enhance work performance and guide professional development.
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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 42 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Jan 2025, Sep 2024

Closed

Jan 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54 - With no score less than - 50
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 105.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English (C or U)

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
105 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

18221

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 110

Application Fee
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12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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Scholarships

Scholarships for international students


International students who apply for a 2024 spring or fall semester program on or after March 27 may be eligible.


 

Apply to GBC for scholarship


New international students with a valid study permit and current George Brown College (GBC) international students applying for a second program may be eligible for a $1,500 one-time scholarship. This financial support is available to the following students applying to start full-time studies:

 

  • New international students applying for a 2024 spring or fall semester program
  • Current GBC students applying to start a second program in the 2024 spring or fall semester
     

Please be advised that the number of eligible applicants may exceed the funding for these one-time scholarships. If eligible applications exceed the funds available, scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis based on the time of acceptance and payment.

 

Eligibility

The scholarship is available to international students with valid study permits starting in any 2024 spring or fall semester full-time program except English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Eligible applicants who apply on or after March 27 will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

You are eligible for a $1,500 scholarship if the following describes your study status:
 

 

I am a new international applicant

You are a new international applicant with a valid study permit who applied to GBC on or after March 27, 2024, for a May 2024 or September 2024 start.

 

  • You are currently studying at another Canadian college or university (public or private) and want to transfer to GBC.
  • You are currently studying in Canada and want to apply for a GBC program.
  • You have completed an English language program through a GBC partner.
  • You are completing a high school program in Canada.

 

 

I am a current GBC student applying for a second program
 

You are a current international student at GBC with a valid study permit and have applied for another GBC program with a May 2024 or September 2024 start.

 

  • You are a current student and have submitted a new application for another GBC program starting in May or September after completing your current GBC program.
  • You are a current English for Academic Purposes (EAP) student starting a new post-secondary program immediately after completing your current program. (To be eligible, students must complete the required level for the new program.)



Terms and conditions
 

The following terms and conditions govern the awarding and administration of George Brown College's new international student scholarship, designed for applicants who applied for admission on or after March 27, 2024, with a valid study permit or current students taking a second (or subsequent) program at the college, within two terms of completing a first program.



Eligible programs
 
  • Valid for all post-secondary programs  
  • Not available for applicants entering EAP


Valid intakes
 
  • May 2024
  • September 2024


Amount of award
 
  • $1,500 one-time payment posted to the student’s account

 

Method of application

No application for the scholarship is required. The scholarship is assessed upon application and awarded automatically to registered students (day 10) who meet eligibility criteria.   


Method of award

Funds will be awarded once and applied directly to the student’s account (tuition fee balance) after day 10 of the first semester of study.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & CONDITIONS: NEW APPLICANTS
 

New international applicants* with a valid study permit or letter of introduction (LOI) at the time of application who applied to a George Brown for May 2024 or September 2024 intake on or after March 27, 2024.

*International fee-paying students

  • Applicants who applied to George Brown on or after March 27, 2024.
  • Paying international fees.
  • Not a current GBC student.
  • The student had a valid study permit or maintained status for a study permit or LOI when submitting their application to George Brown College.
  • A valid study permit / LOI must be uploaded when the Offer of Admission (LOA) is accepted.  
  • Must be a registered student with a full-time course load.
  • The scholarship will be rescinded if the student withdraws.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to provide their ITN for T4A tax reporting purposes as mandated by the government. Students who do not provide this information will have the scholarship revoked by the end of semester one.


Not eligible: Anyone eligible for domestic fees.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA & CONDITIONS: CURRENT GBC STUDENTS

 

  • Current GBC international student applying for admission to a second or subsequent program (submitting a new application to a program after completing their current GBC program).
  • Current English for Academic Purposes (EAP) student starting a new post-secondary program immediately upon completion of EAP. The EAP student must complete the required level for the new program to be eligible.
  • Only students who have applied to a new, second program that starts within two terms of their graduation from their first program.
  • Not valid for current students switching programs in the same or different intake.
  • Not valid for students moving to a connected program and starting an upper semester. (e.g. moving from a two-year to a three-year)
  • Student must be in good standing with no holds on their account.
  • Must be starting the second program in semester one.  
  • Must be a registered student with a full-time course load.
  • Not valid for students who are taking repeat semesters.
  • The scholarship will be rescinded if the student withdraws.

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