Illustration

Technical DCS

Illustration

This program is offered in English only
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1 Choose the college where you want to study the program

The program is offered in the following educational institutions. To start an application for admission, please select the college where you want to study.

Dawson College

3040 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Québec H3Z 1A4, Canada

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2 Applying for admission in the chosen college

To begin your application for admission, click on the purple button below. You will be redirected to the website of SRAM (Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain). This organization handles all admission applications for the colleges that make up the MCHET (Montreal Campus of higher Education technology). Once your application has been reviewed, and if you meet the requirements, we will send you a letter of admission from the college offering your chosen program. You will need this letter for the next steps.

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3 Obtaining a Quebec Acceptance Certificate

To come and study in Montreal, you must first obtain authorization from the province of Quebec. After receiving your letter of admission from your chosen college, you will need to apply for a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ) for studies, which is issued by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI – the department of immigration, diversity and inclusion). You can complete your CAQ application online. Doing so allows you to track the progress of your request from your online profile. To apply online, you must have: - An email address - A credit card is needed to pay the treatment fees that cost around 115$ CA (Visa, Mastercard or Amex).

OBTAIN A QUEBEC ACCEPTANCE CERTIFICATE
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4 Obtaining a Study Permit

"There is a second immigration document that you will need to obtain. After receiving your CAQ, you must apply for a Student Permit, which you can do online. This application will be forwarded to a visa office that processes all applications from your country of citizenship or the country into which you have been lawfully admitted. If your program includes a workplace internship, it will be mentioned in your letter of admission. You must take this into account when applying for your work permit as a student trainee or participant in a cooperative program. You may need to take a medical exam to obtain your Study Permit. You will be informed of such a need when your application is under review."

OBTAIN A STUDY PERMIT
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5 Obtaining health and hospitalization insurance

All international students must hold a valid Canadian health and hospitalization insurance plan for themselves and their accompanying dependents, or they must be covered under a valid reciprocal social security agreement. Citizens of the countries listed below benefit from a reciprocal social security agreement made with Quebec and, as such, may be covered by the Quebec health insurance board (Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec – RAMQ) in the same way as Canadians or permanent residents of Canada. The countries are: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. For more information, please consult the reciprocal agreement. All other international students must hold a health and hospitalization insurance plan. The college you will be attending will provide you with information on how to obtain this insurance and the related fees.

OBTAIN HEALTH AND HOSPITALIZATION INSURANCE
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6 Confirming your acceptance and paying the tuition fees

Your letter of admission will explain how to complete this final step.

  • Visual artists working in the communications sector, either for a company or as a freelancer.
  • Skills in creativity and drawing
  • Ability to express creativity taking into account the reality of specifications and production requirements
  • Taste for the arts and traditional drawing

Approximate cost of studies (per year)

  • Citizens of France (France-Québec agreement) : From €204 to €248 or $300 to $365
  • Citizens of other countries: From €8,200 to €12,650 or $12,360 to $19,160

 

Admission requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Present a portfolio of visual artworks
  • Complete a timed drawing exercise
  • Submit a letter of intent (2 copies) describing the applicant’s aptitudes, skills, experience and goals. Applicant must also demonstrate his/her understanding of the profession.
  • Must be eligible to take College English 603-101 (testing may be required)
  • Must be eligible to take Basic French 602-100 (testing may be required)
  • Be at least 18 years old once in Canada

 

 

Duration of studies

3 years or 6 semesters (full time)

 

Application deadlines

Fall 2021 semester: March 1, 2021

  • Develop a strong base in drawing for various illustration applications
  • Generate and use innovative ideas
  • Explore different types of visual communication design
  • Gain exposure to both traditional and digital illustration tools and techniques and familiarity with software applications
  • Gain awareness of the different pipelines serviced by illustrators
  • Become familiar with the needs of managing a small illustration business and the importance of networking
  • Become conscious of the need to keep abreast of illustration and industry trends

Advertising, magazine and book editorials, publishing, animation, video games, concept art, multimedia, packaging, manufacturing, film, theatre sets, engineering, architecture, fashion and textiles.

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