Computer Graphics Design (DEP) | LaSalle College Montréal

DEP in Computer Graphics

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The diploma of vocational studies in Computer Graphics is for those who are passionate about working with visual arts, communication and technology. The program is designed to prepare you to enter the job market directly and work as a computer graphics designer.

This Computer Graphics design training provides students with professional-grade facilities, qualified teachers who work in the industry, and a hands-on education that will give them the skills necessary to succeed as computer graphics designers.

Graduates from the LaSalle College International School of Fashion, Arts and Design often find jobs with internationally acclaimed companies such as Moment Factory, Sid Lee or ALDO, or use their new skills to become freelancers.

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This program leads to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP).

Computer graphics designers can work alone or in collaboration with other computer graphics designers, artistic directors, graphic designers, project managers, marketing department personnel, editors, multimedia integrators, printers, and more.

Their work environment is highly computerized. Computer graphics designers use computers, specialized software and utilities, graphics tablets, data storage, scanners, imagesetters, etc.

  • Four 15-week semesters
  • Total of 1,800 hours, including a 105-hour internship

To be eligible for admission to this program leading to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DEP), candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as a Diploma of College Studies (SEC) or a Bachelor's degree
  • Being at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
  • Being at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test or recognition of equivalent learning
  • Occupation and Training (15 h)
  • Managing a Computer Environment (60 h)
  • Vector Images (105 h)
  • Raster Images (90 h)
  • Requirements and Steps of the Graphic Communication Product Process (90 h)
  • Image Acquisition (90 h)
  • Colour Profile Management (60 h)
  • Composite Images for Standard Printing (90 h)
  • Composite Images for Visual Interfaces (90 h)
  • Tools For Proofreading English Texts (60 h)
  • Typographic Elements (90 h)
  • Simple Page Layouts for Print Documents (105 h)
  • Simple Page Layouts for Visual Interfaces (105 h)
  • Simple Page Layouts Templates for Visual Interfaces (90 h)
  • Page Layout Templates for Prints Documents (90 h)
  • Imposition and Finishings (60 h)
  • Complex Page Layouts for Print Documents (105 h)
  • Workplace Integration I (15 h)
  • Document Rasterization (60 h)
  • Preparing Documents For Digital Printing (60 h)
  • Preparing Documents for Standard Offset Printing (75 h)
  • Managing a Graphic Communication Microbusiness (90 h)
  • Workplace Integration II (105 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute certain courses.

  • Create templates and layouts
  • Process images, colours and texts, integrate them in layouts and prepare them for printed and multimedia distribution, while meeting technical distribution standards
  • Naturally curious
  • Good problem-solving and adaptation skills
  • Creative and on top of the latest trends
  • Open to new technology
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • One student per workstation during lab hours
  • Maximum of 20 students per class
  • The College has a professional photography studio
  • MAC and PC workstations
  • Every classroom has its own printer and scanner
  • Adobe CS suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver)

The use of a laptop computer is mandatory (learn more). This device must meet the minimum specifications as outlined below by your program.

The following features are required for PCs:

  • Operating system: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel i7 or AMD A8
  • Memory: 8 GB minimum
  • Hard drive: 500 GB minimum
  • Screen: 15 inches minimum
  • Ethernet port: 1Gbps 
  • Wireless card: 802.11n

The following features are required for MacBook Pro:

  • Processor: 2.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz, with 9 MB shared L3 cache
  • Memory: 16 GB of 2400MHz DDR4 onboard memory, configurable to 32 GB
  • Hard drive: 512 GB SSD, Configurable to 1 TB, 2 TB, or 4 TB SSD
  • Video card: Radeon Pro 555X with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching. Intel UHD Graphics 630 Configurable to Radeon Pro 560X with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory
  • Screen: 15 inches minimum

Required accessories: 

  • External desktop hard drive, minimum 1 TB
  • Mouse

Required software: Office suite, Adobe CC (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Bridge, Acrobat), Xmind.