New graphic design program launched in Canada

New graphic design program launched in Canada

on Wednesday,April 20,2011 21:04


The number of individuals who are interested in graphic design has been increasing over the past couple years, which has inspired many institutions of higher learning to create new programs for these students. For instance, University of Canada West (UCW) Academies, which is located in Victoria, British Columbia, recently created a new course of study that is intended to lead learners into this field, according to Digital Journal.

The students in this new course will learn about popular design programs, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and After Effects. They will also learn how to alter photos, create applications and complete other design digital projects. This program is intended to educate web designers along with graphic designers, according to the news source.

"This program was developed with input from professionals... which means our students learn to master the most relevant tools, techniques and technologies used in the job market today," Bohdan Bilan, the vice president of academics for UCW, told the news source.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design has approved nearly 300 graphic design programs across the country.

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