The Graphic Design Program at Red River College provides up-to-date artistic training in the technology, techniques, and philosophy of graphic design, which plays a vital roll in the process of presenting ideas, information, products, and services in an expanding global economy.
This is a balanced program of art instruction and academic courses designed to develop the technical skills and knowledge essential to professional competence, and to encourage creativity, imagination, and a sense of aesthetic discrimination. Practical work experience is provided through field placement in the graphic communications industry.
Assignments in design, illustration, and computer graphics may require a considerable amount of time outside of regular class hours.
You should have a demonstrated artistic talent with good manual dexterity and good eyesight. A good knowledge of computers will be a definite asset. Persistence is a virtue for graphic designers. The ability to clearly express thoughts and ideas orally and in written form is essential. You must also be able to work as part of a team, and handle the pressures of the competitive world of advertising, marketing, and graphic design.