Ontario College of Art & Design

Course Calendar

Search Courses

Print-friendly Page


A minor in Graphic Design provides students with the fundamentals of graphic communication and its context within the communication design field. The selected studio based offerings allow students to build some depth in design process, typography and creative problem solving while augmenting that knowledge with both a historic and cultural context through the Liberal Studies offerings. In addition, students are given the opportunity to broaden this knowledge through related expansion studios or advanced studies in Typography.

Note: Students in this Major or Minor Program Area are included in the Laptop Program, and are required to pay the associated fees for software and support. Click http://www.ocad.ca/laptopprogram for further info regarding the Laptop Program. Click http://www.ocad.ca/students/financial_matters/tuition_fees/laptop_program_fees.htm for info regarding Laptop Program Fees.


The four courses listed below are all required:  2.75
GRPH 2K01 Graphic Design 1
GRPH 2K02 Graphic Design 2 (with prerequisite)
GRPH 3K01 Graphic Design 3 (with prerequisite)
GRPH 2B06 Typography 2: Structures

Upon completion of the above, choose selection A and one from selection B
OR two from selection B:


GRPH 3B14 Typography 3: Advanced Structures

GDES 3B10 Art of Presentation
GDES 3B02 Editorial & Publication Design 1
GDES 3B22 Editorial & Publication Design 2
GDES 4B02 Editorial & Publication Design 3
GDES 3B07 Interactive Communication: Smart Screens
GDES 3B27 Interactive Communication: Clever Devices
GDES 3B53 Interactive Communication: Beyond the Screen 
GDES 3B11 Graphic Narrative, Animation & Motion (formerly Motion Graphics 1) 
GDES 3B32 Kinetic Typography & Animated Communication (formerly Motion Graphics 2)
GDES 3B04 Packaging Design 1
GDES 3B31 Packaging Design 2
GDES 3B09 Strategic Brand Development 1
GDES 3B42 Strategic Brand Development 2
GDES 3B54 Think Tank 2: Consideration (SEM)
GDES 3B03 Typeface Design 1
GDES 3B30 Typeface Design 2
GDES 3B08 Wayfinding/Information Systems 1
GDES 4B03 Internship (appropriate to Minor)

Choose one:
VISC 2B36 History and Evolution of Typography (LST)
VISC 2B39 Graphic Design History in the 20th Century (LST)
Total 4.25

Last Modified:1/24/2012 12:57:20 PM