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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.
Designers influence the development of products, the packages they come in, and the marketing materials used to promote them. We also rely on designers to plan buildings of all kinds, and to create inviting spaces within them.
Your generalized training in the many aspects of design may be an effective launching pad to more specialized design study in various fields, including, industrial design, interior design, interior decorating, graphic design, architecture, civil engineering or building technology. Graduates may work with advertising agencies, architectural firms, manufacturers and interior design and industrial design companies.
"My Design Foundation certificate was great preparation for Humber's Interior Design degree." - Alec, Interior Design degree student
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