Students in the Communication Design (previously named Graphic Design Advanced) program will develop investigative and exploratory work that challenges ideas about what is traditionally accepted as output from a graphic design school. Through a series of thoughtful projects that casually blur disciplinary boundaries, the Communication Design program continually breaks new ground in building future generations of design thinkers at Red River College.
This is an advanced diploma. You must be a graduate of Red River College’s 2 year Graphic Design program or have an equivalent diploma or degree in graphic design to be eligible for this 1-year advanced program of study. A portfolio of work must also be submitted for evaluation.
This one-year Communication Design – advanced diploma is a special selection program that requires applicants already have formal training in graphic design and submit a portfolio of work. A committee will review all portfolio submissions and select those applicants who have demonstrated an advanced ability to express themselves in visual form and who show an interest in expanding their skills and testing the boundaries of design.
Applicants must first apply to the College and meet all College entrance requirements. International applicants should apply to the college through the international student office. Students applying to the Communication Design program must be graduates of the RRC two-year graphic design diploma, or hold an equivalent degree in graphic design. As this is an advanced program, applicants must possess all the foundation skills to be successful.
A list of the portfolio requirements can be downloaded here.
Be aware that the Communication Design program is very intensive and if, in the judgement of the selection committee, an applicant has not shown abilities that are developed to the degree that would seem appropriate for successful completion of the program, the applicant will not be recommended for admission.