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Graphic Design Essentials Micro-credential

This 120-hour Certificate provides a foundation of core knowledge and skills related to graphic and digital design. This program provides a balance of both theory and hands-on experience with various Adobe Creative Suite applications to prepare graphic designs for websites and publications. Topics include graphic design principles, digital asset creation, layout optimization and how to organize graphic-design deliverables. Students will use software tools to produce a small portfolio of graphic design projects that showcase their design skills and abilities.

Admission Requirements

Complete all of the following
  • B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.
  • English 12 with minimum 60% or alternatives

Program Outline

GDE 100 Professional Writing for Digital Content
GDE 110 Introduction to Graphic Design
GDE 120 Your Digital Toolkit - Adobe Creative Suite Applications I
GDE 130 Your Digital Toolkit - Adobe Creative Suite Applications II

Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 60% to receive the micro-credential.

Program Area:

Continuing Studies

Campus (Intake):

  • Kelowna (Feb)




  • Distance/Online
  • Part-Time


2022-2023: $1,590



Feb. 21, 2023 - May 11, 2023

Tues/Thurs evenings from 6-9 p.m.

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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/07/2022