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The Graphic and Web Design program is a three-year career program in a dynamic and ever-changing field. The program concentrates on providing you with the technical design/communication skills needed to design and produce content for many different platforms. Using industry-standard tools and technologies, our students learn to create for:

  • the web and social media
  • video and motion graphics
  • a variety of print publications

Graduates of the program can manage print and electronic publication projects, interact effectively with clients, provide software support, and ensure the quality of written language. The program emphasizes integrated concepts and skills and the development of independent thinking and creativity.

Program takeaways

Imagine, create, design

Using industry-standard techniques and tools, you will plan, design, and produce compelling design solutions that effectively meet and communicate a client's needs. You will develop the ability to adapt your design methods in response to changes in design trends, technology, and practices.

Hands-on experience

Working closely with your professors, in small studio classes, you will evolve your creativity and problem-solving skill with hands-on projects. You will develop your skills through real-world projects and experience with clients. Over the three years, you will develop a design portfolio that will showcase your skill and prepare you for the workplace. Also, a key feature of the program is the co-op component, where qualified students participate in two paid summer work terms, gaining real-life experience, greatly improving their employability.


While developing an awareness of yourself and others, you will learn to communicate effectively, professionally, and ethically with a client and other industry professionals. You will develop the ability to manage time and resources effectively, both individually and as a member of a team. The program emphasizes integrated concepts and skills and the development of independent thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.

Career and study opportunities

Our graduates are employed by both government and private industry in a variety of entry-level positions. Typical jobs include:

  • Web Design/Publishing Assistant
  • Assistant Web Developer
  • Junior Web Technician Specialist
  • Web Content Conversion Specialist
  • User Interface (UI) Designer
  • Multimedia Designer / Specialist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Freelance Designer

Some of our graduates choose to continue their studies after their time at The College. Our graduates often enter second-year undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa or Carleton University, in areas such as communications, business, arts, and social science. Other universities may also offer advanced standing, as outlined in our articulation agreements

Heritage provided me with knowledgeable and excellent teaching staff that cared about me and motivated me towards my personal and professional success. Heritage also provided me with awesome co-op opportunities that have given me valuable experience and jump-started my professional network. My advice is to give Heritage a chance to show you what your potential is. It’s a compact and cozy environment with amazing staff that will make sure you’re comfortable and ready to learn and succeed.

David Stewart

Communications Officer

The Department of Justice Canada 

2016 Graphic & Web Design Graduate

The Graphic and Web Design program provides you with software skills and knowledge that will help you grow and evolve as a designer. These three years are filled with plenty of hands-on projects and endless creativity. The co-op opportunities helped me gain valuable real-world experience and work skills. After graduating from this program, I was ready and excited to start my career as a Graphic and Web Designer!

I highly recommend this program!

Alida Horner

Graphic Arts Technician 

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2019 Graduate in Graphic & Web Design

The Graphic and Web Design program helped me develop and communicate my passion for design. The classes were interesting and the profs showed their commitment and desire to help me develop my skills. It fueled my desire to learn new techniques and be informed about current design trends. Through co-op I was able to get a full time job in the graphics department at Elections Canada.

Chris Gonzalez
2009 Graduate in Graphic and Web Design