Online Digital Media & Graphic Design

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The Online Digital Media and Graphic Design program provides you with the unique opportunity to customize your own digital media skills certificate. Choose five courses offered in this program to earn a Digital Media Skills Certificate from OCAD U. This program helps you develop specific design and multimedia skills while providing you with the accreditation that recognizes your technical expertise.

Hone your skills in web and graphic design, animation, interactive media, photography, videography and media editing, or combine topics for an integrated digital media toolkit. 

Students seeking a certificate must register with OCAD U before, during or after the qualified courses are completed.

To ensure your chosen courses qualify for the Digital Media Skills certificate, check the OCAD U page for Digital Media Skills or confirm via email exchange with 

Need to Know:
  • Courses are asynchronous -- accessible at three or four different times of the year to provide students with flexible scheduling options.
  • Courses are delivered via tutorials and assignments which students may complete at their own pace.
  • Courses are either 4 or 6 weeks in duration.
  • Courses are accessed via OCAD U's learning management system: Canvas.
  • Students require an OCAD U user account to be granted access to Canvas. Your account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course.
  • Course registration is accepted up to 11:30pm the day before the start of the course. Contact for assistance if necessary.

Digital Media & Graphic Design Certificate
Students can apply toward a Digital Media & Graphic Design Certificate at any time during their studies or after they complete their five courses. There is a $30 certificate processing fee. When they complete the required courses, they will receive a notification and will be able to download their certificate from OCAD Continuing Studies student portal. Students who are working toward a certificate will need to apply through our website here

Students can login to their course at If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here. 

If you need further help, please contact

This program is offered in partnership with
Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U)

Course Requirements

Students must complete five distinct qualifying courses within three years to receive a Digital Media Skills Certificate from OCAD U.


Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.

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