Credential: Ontario College Certificate Program Code: 09151 Length: 2 semesters
All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.
Selection: Admission Selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.
Students must have a digital camera during the program; a smart phone camera works well.
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Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.
$650 for various course materials and equipmentFees by Semester >
Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.
Your generalized training in the many aspects of design will be an effective launching pad to more specialized diploma and degree programs the following year. These include Industrial Design, Interior Design, Interior Decorating, Creative Advertising and Architectural Technology.
Design Foundation graduates with excellent portfolios and the required GPA are desirable candidates for all major design programs. These include degrees and diplomas, and Design Foundation students achieve success both at Humber and other institutions that require a portfolio as well as academics.
Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.
Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.
Advertising and Graphic Design, Architectural Technology, Bachelor of Industrial Design, Bachelor of Interior Design, Civil Engineering Technology, Graphic Design and Interior Decorating. Design Foundation graduates still need to apply for the programs listed above.
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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. 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 ontariocolleges.ca.
If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.
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*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125
Humber’s one-year Design Foundation certificate program gives you the skills to put your creative flair and interest in visual arts into focus as you begin a career in design. Train in professional design with a diverse curriculum that features courses in interior, graphic, packaging and industrial design.
If you have a passion for design but are uncertain what field you want to work in, or if you want to learn general design skills, the Humber Design Foundation certificate program is for you. You will learn the basics, develop a portfolio and determine what field is best for you.
Small classes are taught by industry experts, teaching:
You will also work in professional-quality labs, developing skills that will give you the hands-on experience employers want.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Recognize the importance of all visual design processes in a consumer society.
Demonstrate, via in-studio projects, the broad disciplines of two-dimensional and three-dimensional design.
Apply an understanding of design principles, via in-studio projects, to the major disciplines of applied design.
Pursue further design study at an advanced level.
Decide which visual discipline to pursue after their Foundation studies are complete.
Investigate design education opportunities at Canadian colleges and universities.
Evaluate the relative personal attractiveness of various design disciplines and individual suitability of one in particular.
Recognize the importance of portfolio work as a personal representation of design abilities.
Use the portfolio work as a pivotal tool in applying or securing a position in a program of subsequent and specific design education.
Apply for positions in advanced design education at Humber or alternative colleges and universities in Canada.
Take the first step into a creative career with Humber’s Design Foundation certificate.
As the economy rebounds, the design industry is expected to grow, according to a report by IBISWorld, which researches various industries. In Toronto’s vibrant creative sector, the demand for talented and skilled designers is strong – and our program will help you find your fit and choose a specialty.
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