Graphic Design Online Course (AEC) | LaSalle College Montréal

AEC in Graphic Design

AEC | NTA.1C | Online
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The online Graphic Design program (AEC) is designed to immerse you in the world of advertising. You will learn how to provide your clients with high-quality projects that meet the standards of this exciting industry. This online training covers all aspects of this career, from conceptualizing graphic designs to learning cutting edge digital technology skills. It will prepare you to handle every stage of production for web and print projects.

During your graphic design courses, you will learn how to: convey clear, catchy messages using innovative graphic designs, present your designs to clients in a professional way, use basic principles related to producing creative concepts, create complex, original compositions with graphic design layout techniques, photography, etc. and learn software used in the industry.

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Blended e-learning

  • Distance learning combining self-study at your own pace (asynchronous) and guided sessions with a live tutor (synchronous).
The graphic designer is passionate about design, technology and marketing trends. This creative and detailed professional knows how to be precise and loves team work. The graphic designer is up-to-date on the latest digital trends and specializes in designing and creating high-quality computer graphic designs. 

The graphic designer creates visual concepts and designs mockups that meet the target client’s needs, choosing fonts and producing the images and illustrations used to complete the project requested by the client.

They also design print layouts and visual interfaces for distribution. 

The graphic designer must have the skills to work with both digital and traditional tools such as computers, specialized software and utilities, peripheral devices, pens, paper and other media.
This program leads to an AEC diploma (College studies certificate).

Have a training deemed sufficient and meet the admission criteria set for college studies.

  • The graphic designer works with companies that specialize in the graphic communications and multimedia sectors. 
  • The graphic designer works at companies that provide graphic communications services like magazines, journals, product packaging and other printed product suppliers, web design firms, and digital product producers. 
  • The graphic designer may be given responsibilities related to artistic direction, design, research and development of graphic communications solutions. 
  • The graphic designer may also work as a freelancer and manage their own small business.

Semester 1

  • Visual design (60 h)
  • Digital Image Conception and Processing I (45 h)
  • Developing Vector-Based Content (45 h)
  • Developing Page Layout I (60 h)

Semester 2 

  • Creative Imagination (60 h)
  • Typographic Conception (45 h)
  • Developing Page Layout II (60 h)
  • Developing Vector-Based Illustrations (45 h) 

Semester 3

  • Professional Trends and Ethics (45 h)
  • Visual Communication (45 h)
  • Digital Image Conception and Processing II (45 h) 
  • Web Page Design (60 h)

Semester 4 

  • Packaging Design (45 h)
  • Professional Practice (105 h)
  • Synthesis Project (150 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute some courses.

Office 365 suite, Adobe Creative Cloud suite.
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 Professional Operating System
  • Mac OS v.10.7 or above
  • Intel® or AMD® 32-bit or 64-bit multi-core processor 
  • Minimum memory of 8GB RAM
  • 1 TB hard drive
  • High-speed Internet access
  • Web browser
  • Chrome Browser
  • Minimum screen resolution of 1920x1080 (recommended)
  • Sound card
  • Headphones and microphone
  • Graphics tablet (see the teacher’s specifications)
  • Digital camera (see the teacher’s specifications)
  • Application software