Our programs

Our programs are created for individuals who wish to cultivate their passions and turn them into healthy sustainable careers. Our unique approach to learning helps prepare our students to navigate real-world projects while developing the skills and techniques needed to excel in their respective fields.


Graphic Design

Diploma program
43 weeks
Full Time Study
Program starts September 2022


Skilled designers are sharp and imaginative thinkers who are able to see the world from various points of view. They employ creative methods and critical thinking to design products that inspire audiences to move toward a desired objective. A designer’s goal is often to create a visual solution for a marketing or advertising purpose, to inform and persuade through visuals.
The Graphic Design program at McKenzie College focuses on rigorous evaluation of how effective design is created. This involves learning the fundamentals of Graphic Design while practicing the most industry relevant, technical skills associated with each project our students complete.

This diploma program provides students with a strong foundation in visual communication, design principles, as well as, professional business
skills. Students are assigned a wide assortment of design projects that are common to the various industries they will work in upon graduation.

They will also have an opportunity to acquire real world knowledge through a possible internship with an advertising agency, printing house, production company or another related entity within the region.

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    Course modules

    • Design principles & culture
    • Intro to typography & grids
    • Digital colour for design
    • Brand & visual identity
    • User Interface (UI) Design for Web & Mobile
    • Print design & production
    • Intro to motion graphics
    • The business of design
    • Portfolio & exhibit development

    Admission Requirements

    • Application Form
    • Application Fee/ Seat Registration Fee
    • Academic Transcripts
    • Profile Letter
    • Interview
    • Portfolio/ Resume

    Admission dates


    Career Paths

    Small Business Owner Freelance Commercial artist Graphic artist Illustrator Layout designer Advertising
 Publication/editorial design
 Marketing/communications design
 Production design
 Brand visual identity design
 UI/UX design
 Web design
 Art direction
 much more…

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    Past Placements


    Emilie Cormier
    Emilie Cormier

    My experience at McKenzie college gave me the confidence to pursue my dream career in the arts. I was excited every day to go to school and I loved being surrounded with people who had similar goals... Read More

    Graphic DesignClass of 2014

    “Confidence, I think, is the most important quality you can have as a designer, and it’s something I was able to acquire while studying at McKenzie College. When you’re handling large contracts... Read More

    Chelsey Coppel
    Chelsey Coppel
    Visual Arts Foundation & Graphic DesignClass of 2015

    “After attending the Graphic Design program at Mckenzie College, I acquired a Junior Designer position at Ginger Design - a design firm located in Fredericton, NB, which focuses on community and... Read More

    Sumin Lee
    Sumin Lee
    South Korea

    “Hi, my name is Sumin. I’m from Korea. I learned English at McKenzie for 60 weeks. Actually I couldn’t speak English when I came to Canada, however, I’ve improved a lot! I think I was shy,... Read More

    Tan Yiee Her
    Tan Yiee Her

    “When I arrived in Moncton a few years ago, my English fluency was lacking. After completing the English Skills Study program at the McKenzie College Language Centre, I can see much improvement and... Read More

    Tuyet Nguyen
    Tuyet Nguyen

    “I’ve spent a great time with good teachers and made nice friends! I’ve improved my pronunciation and enjoyed the atmosphere here.”

    Pauline Falque
    Pauline Falque

    “I have spent 8 weeks and after 2 weeks I could feel a large improvement. I am now confident in my linguistic abilities. Great teachers and a great atmosphere with other students. I will highly... Read More

    Mauricio Collao
    Mauricio Collao
    English Skills StudyClass of 2014

    “I’m a Graphic Designer and an Advertising Photographer. I came from Chile to expand my knowledge and my family horizons. The Language Centre at McKenzie College gave me the solution, confidence,... Read More

    Vincent Rochette
    Vincent Rochette
    Visual Arts FoundationClass of 2016

    “McKenzie College helped me build a strong visual portfolio that enabled me to apply to prestigious and competitive programs such as Laval’s Bachelor of Arts and Sciences of Animation. The first... Read More

    Megan Eppell
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    Dylan Stokes
    Tv & Game Animation

    Selena Ahn
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    Andre Viel
    Small Business Owner and Social Entrepreneur

    Paul Brett
    Small Business Owner and Social Entrepreneur

    Colleen Shannon
    Colleen Shannon
    Graphic DesignClass of 2014

    “In the classroom, my instructor effectively communicated to a varying range of students who were at many different stages in their lives and who required individualized instruction depending on... Read More

    Miguel Jacob
    Photography Media Arts Program Graduate

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    EmmeLynn Dugas-Branding
    Graphic Design
    EmmeLynn Dugas-Branding

    Jeff Oulton
    Graphic Design
    Jeff Oulton

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