With Humber’s Graphic Design for Print and Web program, you will develop a diverse and complete skill set that will help you gain a competitive edge in this dynamic field of graphic design. 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 Graphic Design for Print & Web 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 résumés & 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.




The flourishing creative industries of Toronto offer an ideal environment in which to build your graphic design career. Humber College's Graphic Design for Print and Web Advanced Certificate puts you on the right track for this inventive occupation.


Featuring the greatest concentration of graphic designers in the country, the city offers ample opportunities for you to put your print and web design skills to good use. Work as a graphic designer, web designer, project manager or junior art director in a variety of organizations, including multimedia houses, design studios, graphic design departments of major corporations, advertising agencies and publishing houses. With your creative flair, knowledge of design software, and keen awareness of current digital design trends, you'll impress employers and secure your future in this innovative field.


If you're drawn to the idea of being your own boss, you'll be well-situated to freelance for the many organizations that outsource design work, which will allow you to control your earnings, time and projects.


Industry Partners


Humber is an authorized Adobe Training Centre and member of the Adobe Partners by Design, an alliance between Adobe Systems Incorporated and 27 of the top design schools in the world.




Once you have completed your application through Ontario College's website, you will receive an email confirmation from Humber College. The email will instruct you on how to complete an online assessment and prompt you to submit your portfolio and resume for consideration into the program. Your application will be reviewed and your status will be updated on MyHumber.ca within 72 business day hours. If you are having difficulties accessing your application status on SRS, please feel free to email the program coordinator for details.

Requirements for consideration:

1. Practical work experience or education in a design related field such as digital design, fine arts, fashion design, photography, prepress, marketing/advertising etc... 2. An interest in learning and applying new technologies within the multimedia industry. A solid understanding of computer basics and average computer literacy is required. 3. A portfolio consisting of four to six design pieces of traditional or digital media (samples may include digital graphic design, hand-drawn illustration, paintings, photography, fashion design, creative advertising or web design). Portfolio submissions should be in the form of a PDF file or web image formats such as .jpg or .png files. Along with a portfolio, a current resumeé and letter of intent is required. *4. In some cases, an online tutorial may be required.

Tuition Fees


The current tuition fees are: $7,783.41 (Domestic) and $8,203.41 (International).

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for 22 weeks of the current academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs


An estimated amount of $300 for supplies, including graphic art supplies, mounting boards, purchase of stock imagery for assignments, reference texts, software subscriptions etc....

Currently, our lab is equipped with Adobe Creative Cloud versions. Students may purchase their student subscriptions directly from Adobe's website.



Question: What is the duration of the program?

Answer: The Graphic Design for Print & Web program is 22 weeks in duration. Classes run Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 2:30pm for a total of 20 hours of instruction per week. It is suggested that an additional 20 hours per week be dedicated for homework, assignments, and projects outside of the classroom. Our program begins every March and September; twice a year during the Spring and Fall semesters.

Question: What are the start and end dates for the Graphic Design for Print & Web program?

Answer: The Graphic Design for Print & Web program is held semi-annually. Our Fall start date begins the first week of September and usually ends within the last week of February, the following year. Our Spring/Summer program usually begins during the second week of March and usually ends by the second week of August, the same year. Specific start and end dates are affected by the number of holidays and college closures during the year.

Question: How many students are accepted into the Graphic Design for Print & Web program?

Answer: A maximum of 24 students are accepted each semester.

Question: Can I apply for the Graphic Design for Print & Web program as a mature student?

Answer: Yes!

Question: Does the Graphic Design for Print & Web program accept second career applicants?

Answer: Yes. Second Career applicants are eligible for acceptance and funding for our program. If you are accepted into the program, you must submit your acceptance letter to your case-worker in order to get your funding processed. Second Career funding can usually take up to 60 days to get approved. It is recommended that our Second Career applicants apply early so that their funding is available for the first day of classes.

Question: What is the success rate of past graduates?

Answer: Over 80% of our graduates go on to be employed in the graphic design or web development industry.

Question: Does the Graphic Design for Print & Web program have co-op placements or internships?

Answer: During our Employment Skills courses and Portfolio Development courses, we frequently have industry partners and guests volunteer their time to review your portfolios and conduct mock-interviews with you. These interviews usually turn into employment opportunities for our students.

Question: Does the Graphic Design for Print & Web program offer online or evening courses?

Answer: Currently, we do not offer online or evening courses for the Graphic Design for Print & Web program… yet.

Question: Am I able to view projects and assignments from past students in the Graphic Design for Print & Web program?

Answer: Sure! Our student portfolios can be viewed on our blog at humbergdpw/blog.ca or on our graduate website at connectgradshow.com

Question: When is the deadline for application and tuition payments?

Answer: Once you are accepted into the program, your tuition payments can be made at anytime. You may choose to pay online, via phone or in person at the registrar's office. Since our student's secure their seats in our program on a first-come first-serve basis, we suggest paying your tuition within 2 weeks of the program's start date. If there are any seats available after that time, applicants may pay their tuition up until the first day of class. *Full tuition payment is required to secure a seat in our program.



Humber College (North Campus)

205 Humber College Blvd Toronto, ON M9W 5L7

Program Coordinator: Mark-Anthony Karam

Email: mark.karam@humber.ca

Phone: (416) 675-6622 ext. 4728

Website: mediastudies.humber.ca