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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 Secondary Requirements:

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

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

The 2017-2018 fee for 1 semester is:

  • 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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Future Study Options

Continue to build on your strong foundation. We can help you find your passion at Humber through the many diploma and degree programs available to successful certificate graduates. 

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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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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 secondary requirements. This document contains all the information you need to prepare and submit secondary requirements for consideration. If you have any questions, please contact Admissions.

Secondary 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 secondary 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 secondary requirements in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility does not guarantee an offer of admission.

All secondary 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

With Humber’s Graphic Design for Print and Web certificate program, you will develop a diverse and complete skill set that will help you gain a competitive edge in this dynamic field. With training in industry-standard graphic applications for both print and web design, our project-based learning environment features expert facilitation using the latest Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Dreamweaver.

Our courses, theory and principles of design are complemented by multiple hands-on demonstrations and real-world projects such as designing editorial and outdoor advertising campaigns & magazine publications, responsive web design for mobile devices, prototyping sustainable box packaging concepts and, ultimately, creating an online portfolio website using industry standards and best practices in HTML / HTML5, CSS / CSS3 animations, jQuery, user interface design and usability testing. Your online portfolio website will showcase your print and web design skills, in addition to your coding and development abilities. Students will also learn the fundamentals of typography for print and web, interactive prototyping, and project management.

Our program will also prepare you for pursuing employment during our Employment Skills courses. Your instructors will mentor you on how to network and interview with employers, build and write effective resumés and cover letters, draft contracts and proposals, and develop pricing schemes for design related freelance projects. Finally, you will develop a clear personal branding package as a freelance design entrepreneur and optimally present your portfolio for various types of positions within the design industry using engaging presentation decks.

Courses Part Time Options

Compulsory Courses
Semester 1

Your Career

Toronto is at the centre of Canada’s design sector and is North America’s third largest hotspot for design communities and startups. There are many new and exciting opportunities in Toronto for aspiring graphic and web designers. Humber’s program will help you develop the skills and training you need to pursue your chosen career path.

Work as a graphic designer, web designer or junior art director in a variety of organizations including multimedia houses, design studios, graphic design departments of major corporations, advertising and creative agencies. With your creative niche, knowledge of design software and keen awareness of current digital design trends, you’ll impress employers and make your mark in this innovative field.

If you’re drawn to the idea of being your own boss, you’ll be well-positioned to freelance for the many organizations and design agencies that outsource contract design work, allowing you to control your earnings, schedule and projects.

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