Digital Graphic Design

Digital Graphic Design Extension Certificate

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403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655 

Digital graphic design is the application of the artistic, technical and business aspects of graphic design in a virtual environment.

Develop your creative talents, learn leading software programs and explore the principles of visual design to create an outstanding portfolio. Expand your graphic design skills for personal and professional growth. All courses in this certificate are offered by experienced instructors in our PC computer labs on campus.

Learn tools, techniques and concepts in introductory and advanced courses in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, the leading software programs in graphic design. Build your digital drawing skills, learn how to lay out documents to maximum effect and manipulate photos to create the images you want.

Create a portfolio of your art and design work that you can share with potential clients. Learn valuable skills and knowledge that you can use in your business, including copyright issues, client relations, contracts and project management.


  • Earn a recognized credential to enhance your career prospects  
  • Prepare for a career as a graphic designer
  • Learn from experienced industry professionals
  • Demonstrate workplace competencies in creating and editing digital files to potential employers


Program format

Format: Classroom | Learn more

Duration: Complete the 8 required courses (171 hours) in a minimum of 1 year up to a maximum of 2 years. You may take individual courses without earning the certificate.

Textbooks required for this program are available at the Cougars Campus Store.


Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6861 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training department.