Graphic Design - Branding | Online Learning

Diploma
Diploma | Graphic Design - Branding | Online Learning

Build Brands that Matter

The online Graphic Design Diploma program teaches students how to master the art of branding. With instruction from some of the top branding designers in North America, students gain insights into what distinguishes good branding from great branding. They learn about the inner workings of the advertising world and how to deliver design materials that align with a brand’s aesthetic soul. What you need to be successful in the online program is computer skills and a comfort with online learning. What LaSalle College Vancouver brings is a high level of instruction from industry professionals who are invested in their students.

* This program is delivered by LaSalle College International Vancouver Inc., PTIB Designated Institution ID-02160 and located at 101 Smithe St., Vancouver, BC, V6B aZ8. LaSalle College and the LaSalle College logo are trademarks of LaSalle International Inc. and used under licence by LaSalle College International Vancouver Inc.


About E-learning

Learn more about this stimulating and interactive training method.

How does it work ?

Discover the variety of advantages of the online training.

  • Computer with 64 bits 3GHz processor or Mac Intel
  • Windows 7 or higher or Mac OS v.10.7 or higher 
  • Minimum 4GB of RAM
  • Hard Drive 1TB
  • High Speed Internet access
  • Screen with minimum resolution of 1080 x 900 (1280 x 1024 recommended)
  • Sound Card, headphones and microphones
  • Application software and peripherals required for the course   
  • Flatbed Scanner
  • Adobe Flash Player (most recent update)
  • Flat scanner 
  • DSLR Camera

Students are responsible for ensuring compatibility with the software.

  • High-quality training with rich media content. 
  • Continuous evaluation of your understanding of the material.
  • A variety of courses available remotely. 
  • A combination of virtual classes, self-guided training, and homework for a minimum amount of class hours and a maximum amount of freedom. 
  • Virtual evening classes.
  • Present a series of project ideas to clients in a professional manner.
  • Use theories and methods related to the development of creative concepts.
  • Create intricate and original compositions with techniques in graphic layout, photography, etc…  
  • Length of program: 12 months.
  • 20 hours/week of self-guided training, evening virtual classes and individual study time
  • This 705 hour Graphic Design program is accredited by PCTIA.

After completing the Graphic Design - Branding E-learning program, you will have earned your diploma from LaSalle College Vancouver, and gain access to the following fields of employment:
  • Graphic Designer
  • Coordinate graphic design projects in Creative Agencies
  • Freelance
  • Microsoft Office Suite or iWork for Mac
  • Adobe Creative Suite CS5.5 or higher
  • Headphones with integrated microphone.
    Diploma
    This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Semester 1 
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • Visual Language
  • Typography
Semester 2

  • Conceptualisation
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Layout

Semester 3 

  • Management and Appraisal
  • Advanced Techniques in Graphic Design
  • Graphic Design Project
  • Integration project
  • Prepares students to work in in communication design
  • Hands-on training by graphic designers who work in the field
  • Build a portfolio to showcase work
  • Innovative programming in a state-of-the-art environment
  • Program consists of 705 hours, over 12 months at 20 hours a week
  • Graduating students receive a Diploma
  • High-quality training with rich media content
  • Continuous evaluation of student’s understanding of the material
  • A variety of courses available remotely
  • A combination of virtual classes, self-guided training, and homework for a minimum amount of class hours and a maximum amount of freedom
  • Virtual evening classes

From mastering graphic design concepts to acquiring highly technical computer knowledge, students gain a deep understanding of every stage of graphic design, for print or web. Students generate the skills to convey clear, concise and compelling messaging, and how to present a series of project ideas to clients.

  • High-quality training in rich media content.
  • How to present a series of project ideas to clients in a professional manner.
  • To use theories and methods related to the development of creative concepts.
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge with a focus on digital graphic design.
  • To master the basics in areas like colour, illustration, image manipulation and explore concept development.
  • First-hand knowledge of product packaging, posters, art direction and branding.
  • To provide solutions in a global and competitive context, as well as acquire an entrepreneurial vision.
  • Preparation and training allowing you to seek employment within the design field.
  • To influence and lead design innovation within a dynamic, evolving field.

Students directly out of high school, or mature students who are ready for a career change or to build on the skills they have.

  • Creatives with a strong focus on design
  • Interested in technology and art
  • Eager to learn new techniques related to programming and design
  • Computer savvy and familiar with various programs
  • Those who value merging creative endeavours with practical applications for an exciting career

Alumni have taken a range of career paths, including specializing in web design, freelancing, designing for film and TV, and working for large corporations and small companies. Magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, publishing houses, engineering companies, builders, packaging and web development companies all require graphic designers.