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If you are looking for a Vancouver art & design school that offers you a diploma course in Graphic Design, and hope to pursue a career as an graphic artist, the following Art Institute of Vancouver program may be just the education you've been searching for.

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Magazines, newspapers, advertising, greeting cards, product packaging, web development companies. All of these industries require the services of graphic designers.

Students in the Graphic Design program will learn the basics of design, typography, and color theory, and hone their skills in creative problem solving to help them learn how to meet the needs of clients quickly, creatively, and economically. Students will be trained to design with software such as Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress, and Adobe Illustrator.

By graduation, Graphic Design students have acquired the training and the portfolio necessary to interview for entry-level positions in advertising agencies, design studios, publishing houses, corporate communications departments, and television studios.

After gaining professional experience, many graduates are able to go on to advanced positions such as art director, creative director, studio manager, or production manager. Some will establish design firms and take on challenging freelance assignments.

Curriculum:

1st Quarter
Drawing
Fundamentals of Design
Digital Imaging
Life Drawing I
Colour Theory

2nd Quarter
Perspective
Typography
Digital Illustration
Digital Visual Composition
History of Art in Early Civilization

3rd Quarter
Electronic Design
Production Procedures
Concept Development
Fundamentals of the World Wide Web
Photoshop for Print

4th Quarter
Portfolio I
Computer Animation
Advanced Typography
Art Direction
History of Design

5th Quarter
Design & Technology
Coporate Identity
Foundation of Electronic Production
Web Site Development
Adveritising Design

6th Quarter
Portfolio II
Professional Development
Dimensional Design
Senior Project

This is a sample schedule only. Class scheduling is subject to change without notice.



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