Graphic and Communications Design

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
MonctonSeptember 2023 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

Graphic and Communications Design specialists are creative experts who produce memorable content. They value innovative visual aesthetics and excel at business communications and marketing. You'll learn how to plan, produce, and present graphics and text-based design solutions that will engage your chosen target audience. In a world where billions of images are uploaded each day, businesses hire trained and talented designers who know how to stand out and capture attention.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies

    Career Possibilities

    Successful graduates may work in a variety of organizations such as marketing/advertising agencies, graphic design studios, or web and media design companies as a graphic designer.

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    Specific Considerations

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Areas of Study

    • Graphic Design Principles
    • Colour Theory
    • Typography
    • Design Software
    • User Experience
    • Responsive Web Design
    • Integrated Media Design
    • Social Media Design
    • Information Design
    • Publication Design
    • Packaging Design
    • Copywriting
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Client Communication
    • Emerging Trends
    • Ethics

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    2175 - Web designers and developers
    5223 - Graphic arts technicians
    5241 - Graphic designers and illustrators

    Articulation Agreements

    Institution: University of New Brunswick Saint John - Faculty of Business
    Articulation Period:
    Information: Bachelor of Applied Management Degree
    NBCC graduates of any 2 year diploma program with a GPA of 70% or greater receive 2 years full credit toward this degree and will be eligible to enter year 3 of the 4 year Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) program.


    Institution: Technical University of the Shannon
    Articulation Period:
    Information: BSc Games Design and Development
    Graduates of the Graphic and Communications Design diploma are eligible to enter year 3, level 7 of the BSc Graphic Design Communication. To be eligible for consideration, NBCC graduates will have achieved a minimum grade average of 60%

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