Humber’s intensive Advertising and Graphic Design diploma program was developed to meet industry demand for graphic designers and art directors with solid visual, strategic, conceptual, typographic and technical skills. Classes focus on these areas of study and emphasize important life skills such as problem solving, teamwork and presentation skills.
You will explore the many facets of visual communication, including colour theory, conceptual process, typography, design, marketing strategies, interactive media and digital design through the use of current tools that meet industry standards. You will also have the unique opportunity to apply these skills in Humber’s real-world ad agency/design studio and experience linkage opportunities with both the Advertising Copywriting and Advertising - Account Management programs. The first year of this program is shared with the three-year Graphic Design advanced diploma program and the Graphic and Package Design programs, which will offer you exposure to the different areas of communication design before confirming a focus in your second year of study.
Our advisory committee, a group of experienced art directors and designers, provides regular review and input on our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments. Many of our faculty are part-time instructors who spend their non-teaching time working in current day industry settings, allowing them to share their experiences and connections with you in the classroom every week.