Graphic Design Program Standard

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Permission to Reproduce, Permission is hereby granted to the following institutions to reproduce this. document in whole or in part in print or by electronic means for the following. specific purposes subject to the conditions that follow. 1 By an Ontario college of applied arts and technology for the purposes of. implementation of the program standard within a college program. including for the purpose of informing students potential students. program advisory committees or others about programs of study. 2 By an educational institution or school for the purpose of informing. prospective college students about programs of study at Ontario colleges. of applied arts and technology,Conditions, 1 Every reproduction must be marked 2014 Queen s Printer for Ontario. at the beginning of the document or any part of it that is reproduced. 2 No other uses may be made of the document,3 The document may not be reproduced for sale. 4 The Ministry may revoke the permission to reproduce at any time. For permission to copy this document in whole or in part for other purposes or. by other institutions please contact,Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities. Programs Branch Program Standards and Evaluation Unit. 23rd floor Mowat Block,900 Bay Street,Toronto Ontario.
E mail pseu ontario ca, Inquiries regarding specific Graphic Design programs offered by colleges of. applied arts and technology in Ontario should be directed to the relevant. This publication is available online on the Ministry s Website. 2014 Queen s Printer for Ontario,ISBN 978 1 4606 4732 5. Acknowledgements, The Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities acknowledges with thanks the. significant contribution of the many individuals and organizations who. participated in the development of this program standard In particular the. Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities would like to acknowledge the. important roles of, all individuals and organizations who participated in the consultations. the co ordinators of Graphic Design Programs for their assistance. throughout the project the project officer who led the development of the. vocational standard Nicole Simoneau seconded faculty member from. Coll ge Bor al and Louise Campagna from La Cit coll giale. Table of Contents,I Introduction 1,Development of System Wide Program Standards 1.
Program Standards 1, The Expression of Program Standards as Vocational Learning Outcomes 2. The Presentation of the Vocational Learning Outcomes 2. The Development of a Program Standard 2,Updating the Program Standard 3. II Vocational Standard 4,Preamble 4,Synopsis of the Vocational Learning Outcomes 6. The Vocational Learning Outcomes 7,Glossary 17,III Essential Employability Skills 18. Context 18,Skill Categories 18,Application and Implementation 19.
IV General Education Requirement 21,Requirement 21. Purpose 21,I Introduction, This document is the Program Standard for the Graphic Design program of. instruction leading to an Ontario Advanced College Diploma delivered by Ontario. colleges of applied arts and technology MTCU funding code 61820. Development of System Wide Program Standards, In 1993 the Government of Ontario initiated program standards development. with the objectives of bringing a greater degree of consistency to college. programming offered across the province broadening the focus of college. programs to ensure graduates have the skills to be flexible and to continue to. learn and adapt and providing public accountability for the quality and relevance. of college programs, The Program Standards and Evaluation Unit of the Ministry of Training Colleges. and Universities have responsibility for the development review and approval of. system wide standards for programs of instruction at Ontario colleges of applied. arts and technology,Program Standards, Program standards apply to all similar programs of instruction offered by colleges.
across the province Each program standard for a postsecondary program. includes the following elements, Vocational standard the vocationally specific learning outcomes which. apply to the program of instruction in question, Essential employability skills the essential employability skills learning. outcomes which apply to all programs of instruction and. General education requirement the requirement for general education. in postsecondary programs of instruction, Collectively these elements outline the essential skills and knowledge that a. student must reliably demonstrate in order to graduate from the program. Individual colleges of applied arts and technology offering the program of. instruction determine the specific program structure delivery methods and other. curriculum matters to be used in assisting students to achieve the outcomes. articulated in the standard Individual colleges also determine whether additional. local learning outcomes will be required to reflect specific local needs and or. I Introduction, The Expression of Program Standards as Vocational Learning. Vocational learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning. and achievement They are not simply a listing of discrete skills nor broad. statements of knowledge and comprehension In addition vocational learning. outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another As. such they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole They describe. performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates. of the program has been achieved and verified, Expressing standards as vocational learning outcomes ensures consistency in.
the outcomes for program graduates while leaving to the discretion of individual. colleges curriculum matters such as the specific program structure and delivery. The Presentation of the Vocational Learning Outcomes. The vocational learning outcome statements set out the culminating. demonstration of learning and achievement that the student must reliably. demonstrate before graduation, The elements of the performance for each outcome define and clarify the level. and quality of performance necessary to meet the requirements of the vocational. learning outcome However it is the performance of the vocational learning. outcome itself on which students are evaluated The elements of performance. are indicators of the means by which the student may proceed to satisfactory. performance of the vocational learning outcome The elements of performance. do not stand alone but rather in reference to the vocational learning outcome of. which they form a part,The Development of a Program Standard. In establishing the standards development initiative the Government determined. that all postsecondary programs of instruction should include vocational skills. coupled with a broader set of essential skills This combination is considered. critical to ensuring that college graduates have the skills required to be. successful both upon graduation from the college program and throughout their. working and personal lives, A program standard is developed through a broad consultation process involving. a range of stakeholders with a direct interest in the program area including. employers professional associations universities secondary schools and. program graduates working in the field in addition to students faculty and. administrators at the colleges themselves It represents a consensus of. 2 I Introduction, participating stakeholders on the essential learning that all program graduates. should have achieved,Updating the Program Standard.
The Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities will undertake regular. reviews of the vocational learning outcomes for this program to ensure that the. Graphic Design Program Standard remains appropriate and relevant to the. needs of students and employers across the Province of Ontario To confirm that. this document is the most up to date release please contact the Ministry of. Training Colleges and Universities at the address or email address noted on the. inside cover page,I Introduction 3,II Vocational Standard. All graduates of Graphic Design programs have achieved the nine 9 vocational. learning outcomes VLOs listed in the following pages in addition to achieving. the essential employability skills EES learning outcomes and meeting the. general education GE requirement, Graphic design is a profession aimed at providing innovative creative and. sustainable solutions to visual design problems through the planning and. creation of effective visual communications Graphic designers call upon a broad. range of knowledge and skills in areas such as art and design communications. technology interactive media and project management to create communication. materials and products that are relevant functional appealing and accessible. Today s graphic design services extend far beyond the design of print media and. involve an integrated approach to the design of creative products which can be. used in a variety of forms across multiple platforms. Graduates of the Graphic Design advanced diploma program use the knowledge. and skills they ve acquired regarding design history and trends the use of design. principles typography illustration and photography as well as the creative. design process to create and develop design concepts and provide visual. solutions that meet the needs of their clients and employers They apply critical. thinking and problem solving skills to tackle design problems and propose. practical realistic solutions using digital print or environmental mediums while. remaining within identified timelines and budgetary constraints Graduates are. prepared to assume junior level positions and related responsibilities in the. graphic design industry They may offer services that include but are not limited. to the following pre press and print production corporate identity creation. motion graphics multimedia application design interactive user interface design. user experience design web design and front end web development advertising. surface design displays signage and packaging, Graduates of the Graphic Design program use their knowledge of design industry. trends to plan and create purposeful visual communications in collaboration with. colleagues supervisors art or creative directors project managers and clients. Graduates can work independently with attention to project constraints set out. by employers and clients They are capable of using current and relevant. technologies to create and develop various media products with a view to. optimizing both user interaction and user experience Graduates of the program. also possess knowledge of business practices and legislation that may impact. their work e g copyright trademark patent and accessibility laws which allows. them to conduct their work ethically and professionally. 4 II Vocational Standard, Endnote The Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer ONCAT maintains the. provincial postsecondary credit transfer portal ONTransfer and the Ontario. Postsecondary Transfer Guide OPTG,II Vocational Standard 5.
Synopsis of the Vocational Learning Outcomes,Graphic Design Ontario Advanced College Diploma. The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to. 1 conceptualize and develop design solutions using principles of. design to create visual communications that meet the needs of. the project, 2 employ the design process to create design solutions that meet. the project objectives and the needs of the client and or user. 3 plan create and use photography illustration and typography in. design layouts to meet the requirements of the creative brief. 4 design develop and create a variety of media products using. relevant current and or emerging technologies, 5 communicate ideas design concepts and opinions clearly and. persuasively to others, 6 use recognized industry practices throughout the design process. and related business tasks, 7 plan implement and evaluate graphic design projects using.
project management skills to deliver quality work to clients. according to schedule and within budget, 8 complete all work in a professional and ethical manner and in. accordance with all applicable legislation and regulations. 9 keep current with visual media design trends technologies and. industry practices using strategies that enhance work. performance and guide professional development, Note The learning outcomes have been numbered as a point of reference. numbering does not imply prioritization sequencing nor weighting of. significance,6 II Vocational Standard,The Vocational Learning Outcomes. 1 The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to. conceptualize and develop design solutions using principles of design. to create visual communications that meet the needs of the project. Elements of the Performance, Use a variety of research methods to assess the project or client s needs. market target audience demographics competitors and or consumer. needs in order to establish the context e g cultural business social for. the desired message and or product, Use appropriate design related and industry terminology.
Interpret or develop the creative brief outlining all of the details of the. project from background information and objectives to timelines. graphic design industry They may offer services that include but are not limited to the following pre press and print production corporate identity creation motion graphics multimedia application design interactive user interface design user experience design web design and front end web development advertising surface design displays signage and packaging Graduates of the

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