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Graphic Design for Print and Web

Credential: Certificate of Achievement Program Code: 10521 Length: 22 weeks

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To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Practical work experience or education in a design-related field such as fine arts, digital design, illustration, photography, web design/development, marketing, prepress, etc.
  • Interest in learning and pursuing a career in multimedia and/or design industry
  • Computer literacy (Windows or Mac)
  • Portfolio of four to six design pieces of traditional or digital media (samples may include graphic design, illustration, paintings/sculptures or web design)
  • Current resumé
  • Letter of intent

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection Includes Additional Requirements:

Admission is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional requirements which may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, reference, etc. These vary by program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthClosedClosed
March 2018NorthOpenOpen
September 2018NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 1 semester was:

  • domestic: $7,783.41
  • international: $8,203.41

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Approximately $500 – supplies, including graphic art supplies, mounting boards, purchase of stock imagery for assignments, reference texts, hardware etc.

Fees by Semester 


Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Program Contact(s)

Mark-Anthony Karam
416.675.6622 ext. 4728



International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067

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Applications to Humber are made through Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or

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International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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In order to continue with your application for Graphic Design for Print and Web, you must complete this step in the application process. Applicant selection is based on the results of these additional requirements. This document contains all the information you need to prepare and submit additional requirements for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Additional Requirements

Applicants will present a portfolio that includes 4 – 6 examples of original work, a resume, and a personal statement which summarizes academic, personal and career objectives. You should also include a written description outlining any notable details of your portfolio pieces (i.e. software used, design techniques applied and project purpose).

Submission Instructions
Applicants must submit the portfolio through SlideRoom. SlideRoom is a secure site where additional requirements are collected, scored and stored. Log-in to and create your free account. There will be additional instructions once your account has been created.

Applicants must meet additional requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission.

All additional requirements will be evaluated and a score will be calculated by the academic school.

Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Humber's Graphic Design for Print and Web (GDPW) program is for students who want to work in a creative, innovative and dynamic field. You will learn the fundamentals of design theory and communicate design thinking strategies through the use of functional composition, typography, illustration, interactive media and web design. Throughout our program, you will work towards developing a cutting-edge portfolio filled with real-world projects that will help you stand out in the creative field of graphic and web design.

In order to achieve your best, you will learn from the best. Our program offers you access to the latest industry standards in hardware, design applications and instruction. Our labs are equipped with the latest Apple Macintosh workstations, up-to-date Adobe Creative Cloud software, and our course instruction is facilitated by industry-leading working professionals. Over the course of the program, and through supportive mentorship and coaching, you will build connections with industry professionals, alumni and community partners to help prepare you for future career opportunities.


Your Career

Upon graduating, you may find opportunities as a  junior – intermediate graphic and web designer. GDPW will prepare you with the necessary employment skills for work in creative advertising agencies, design boutiques and studios, multimedia firms, freelance opportunities and more. You can use your newly acquired knowledge and skills in HTML5, CSS and jQuery to create stunning marketing materials, impactful brand identities, engaging editorial and publication designs, and interactive websites that are mobile-ready and SEO compatible - all that meet the needs and demands of small- to large-scale companies.

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