Graphic Communications, Postgraduate Certificate | Northern Alberta Institute of Technology | Edmonton, Canada
12 months
621 CAD/credit 18630 CAD/year
147 CAD/credit 4410 CAD/year
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Graphic Communications from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology will prepare you for entry into the creative and rapidly evolving digital, print and publishing industry. You'll take projects from the creative planning stage through graphic design, digital file creation, customer proofing and final output. 


At Graphic Communications from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology you can also expect to gain practical, hands-on experience with industry-standard software and equipment, and get the opportunity to complete a wide range of projects you're likely to encounter in industry.

Before all this, you'll develop a firm understanding of theoretical concepts and methods that are critical in the various press, bindery and large-format processes that follow digital file creation. This technical knowledge is what sets NAIT's Graphic Communications program apart from other technical institutions.


GrafCom graduates have started their careers with traditional printing companies, graphic design and advertising firms, corporate in-house design, service bureaus, promotional companies, and newspaper and magazine publishers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Effective Communications
  • Design 
  • Graphic Application 
  • Page Assembly
  • Digital Production
  • Applied Design
  • Applied Graphic Applications
  • Applied Page Assembly
  • Applied Digital Production
  • Advanced Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted any time, but we recommend submitting your application at least 90 days before the application deadline.


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English 30-1 or English 30-2
  • Math 20-1 or Math 20-2 or Applied Math 20
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • OR Successful completion of minimum 24 post-secondary credits or 8 post-secondary courses within an accredited or recognized degree or diploma in a related field (design or arts) with an Admission GPA of 2.0 based on the most recently completed post-secondary credits

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18630 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 621 CAD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    4410 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 147 CAD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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