Digital Design

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Digital Design

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      PgCert

    • Duration:

      12 Months

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 27,950 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 42,750

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A diploma in Digital Design from the Vancouver Film School will see you gaining experience in designing visual elements for web, mobile and gaming platforms as well as for broadcast and new media. It is an excellent way to show potential employers that you have not only the artistic talent to do the job, but also the dedication and training it takes to develop your skill to a professional standard. You’ll learn to work with stakeholders, clients and other industry professionals.

    Note that like most of the Vancouver Film School’s course offerings, this is arranged as an intensive 1 year program. In addition to graduating with a professional diploma in your chosen field, you’ll gain important industry contacts and experience producing projects and assets in a realistic developmental schedule. You’ll also have created an extensive portfolio of your own work, which will be key to winning the most sought-after position upon graduating. 

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over 12 months. 

    Term 1 Courses

    • Career Opportunities + Presentation Skills
    • Creative + Art Direction
    • HTML + CSS
    • Interface Principles
    • Photoshop
    • Project Management: Team Dynamics
    • Stop Motion + Post-Production Fundamentals
    • User Experience + UCD Innovation

    Term 2 Courses

    • 3D Fundamentals
    • Brand Strategy
    • Emerging Ideas
    • Illustrator + InDesign
    • Information Architecture for Web
    • Interface Design
    • Motion Broadcast Design
    • Typography
    • JavaScript & JQuery (elective)

    Term 3 Courses

    • Branding + Identities
    • Industry IQ
    • Theoretical Approaches
    • Traditional PM Methodologies
    • What’s the Big Idea?
    • Experimental Practices in Motion Design (elective)
    • Information Architecture for Apps (elective)

    Term 4 Courses

    • Advanced Communication Design (elective)
    • Advanced JavaScript & APIs (elective)
    • Design Thinking
    • Dynamics + MoGraph in C4D (elective)
    • Graduate Project Strategy
    • Graphic Design on Trend (elective)
    • Motion Imagineering Intensive
    • Motion Title Sequence (elective)
    • Persuasive Design (elective)
    • Venture Studio Intensive

    Term 5 Courses

    • Compositing + Motion Integration
    • Development Prototypes (elective)
    • Graduate Project Development
    • Packaging Design (elective)
    • Studio Accelerator

    Term 6 Courses

    • Building Your Professional Profile
    • Business, Law, and Ethics
    • Developing Personal Brands + Portfolios

    Learning And Teaching

    All of the Vancouver Film School’s diploma programs offer you real world working conditions with close connections to the industries in which you’ll be practicing. As you learn how to define your own artistic process, you’ll also learn how to collaborate with peers and project partners in order to better simulate the interdisciplinary teams you’ll be working with in the industry. You’ll also be able to collaborate with the Programming department.

    Career Possibilities

    You’ll have many career options open to you, and the professional grade portfolio you’ll develop in this program will help you distinguish yourself as a highly trained digital designer, whether your specialty is film, television, print media or something else entirely. You’ll be able to apply for your first few roles with confidence, not just in your own abilities but in the reputation shared by all VFS alumni, working in media related fields all over the world.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 12 month Diploma. 

    To apply, you’ll need to be over the age of 19 and have a Secondary School Diploma or the international equivalent. Note that a portfolio of your work should accompany your application.

    All classes are taught in English, unless otherwise specified. International students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. 

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