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College Certificate in Design Foundation

Humber College’s Design Foundation certificate program provides you with the skills to focus your creativity as you begin your education in design.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 7,496 per semester
Location: North Campus (Toronto, Canada)

If you have a clear interest in visual art and design, but want to upgrade or build your portfolio of work, or explore various design disciplines while considering your future career, then this is the Humber College’s Design Foundation certificate program for you. With a deep scope of experience in a variety of design facets, our faculty provides you with an industry-current perspective of your work while offering you a broad based preparatory design education. You will develop design skills, techniques and processes; and learn about various professional career choices while developing and refining a comprehensive portfolio.

Your training is led by professional designers from a variety of disciplines in a curriculum that features courses in:

  • 1, 2 and 3-Point perspective drawing
  • 2D and 3D principles
  • colour theory
  • interior design
  • industrial design
  • graphic design
  • web design
  • design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator and AutoCAD

Courses include:

  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Structural Drawing
  • Colour
  • Design Drafting
  • Technical Reading and Writing Skills

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Design is everywhere. From the spaces we inhabit to the products and technologies we interact with, designers play an important role in the development of the places and things we experience and use in our everyday lives. Good design can make the ordinary extraordinary.

Your generalized training in the many aspects of design may be an effective launching pad to more specialized areas of design study. Potential areas in various fields include industrial design, interior design, interior decorating, graphic design, web design and architecture.

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