Available at the Renfrew campus.
30 credits - 10 courses - 6 months - 2 quarters - Advanced Diploma
Advanced Graphic Design is a user-centred design program that will provide graphic design graduates with the opportunity to expand upon their graphic design skills by acquiring Web development and design skills. Students in this program will build interactive applications for web delivery. In addition, students will foray into interactive design technologies that encompass video production, scripting languages, and dynamic web design. Program outcomes are focused on creativity, design strategy, and technology solutions across media platforms. Graduates are prepared to seek employment as freelance web design and developers and in the field of interactive design.
In order to be admitted to the Advanced Graphic Design program, students must have completed either the Graphic Design diploma program or the Graphic Design and Foundation for Design diploma program at The Art Institute of Vancouver, or have the permission of the Academic Director. Some course prerequisites for this program are satisfied by having completed one of the
Graphic Design diploma programs.
The Art Institute of Vancouver offers an Advanced Diploma of Achievement upon successful completion of the Advanced Graphic Design Program. This program lasts half of an academic year (two quarters) and contains 30 quarter credits. Each course within the program is worth 3 credits (except GD330 Portfolio II which is 6 credits) and the program consists of 9 courses.
Method of Instruction
Instructional methods at The Art Institute of Vancouver include lecture, demonstration, tutorials, one-on-one instruction, and periodic examinations. Except for field trips, all instruction is conducted in a classroom/studio setting.
To receive a Diploma in Advanced Graphic Design, students must complete a minimum of 30 quarter credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students must also receive a passing grade or credits for all required course work, meet portfolio or other requirements outlined in the student handbook, and satisfy all financial obligations with The Art Institute of Vancouver.