Graphic Communications is a full time program offered at the Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology

Contact Us

Norm PetersonAcademic Chair
Phone: 780.491.3198
Fax: 780.491.3160

Lisa Patsula - Program Assistant
Phone: 780.491.3159

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A program overview at NAIT

Program Information

“We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed...”
-Lawrence Clark Powell quotes (American Librarian, Writer and Critic, 1906-2001)

Program Information

Look around you - virtually every printed or electronic communications that you see has come through the hands of a graphic communications professional. Training for entry into this creative, rapidly evolving industry is provided by NAIT’s intensive, one-year program. The program provides a broad overview of the graphic communications process from the creative planning stage, through graphic design, to the conversion of original artwork and images into customer proofs and final production. Students gain practical, hands-on experience with industry-standard software and equipment, completing a broad range of industry-typical projects, with emphasis on the combination of traditional and new graphic arts technology.

With a shift from conventional ink on paper technology to digital electronic devices, GrafCom grads will always be in demand. Even with constantly changing technologies there will still be a demand for typography, design, layouts, illustrations and image manipulations.
The program has an excellent reputation among the Capital Region’s business community: classroom projects often involve design assignments relevant to their current ventures. Direct industry experience is also gained through the program’s two-week professional experience, allowing eligible students the opportunity to apply their technical and interpersonal skills effectively within a workplace environment.

Graduates have completed intensive studies in the following disciplines:

Program Highlights:

The above list covers topics within the program, for a detailed course description visit our page within the NAIT website:


Academic Chair
Norm Peterson
Phone: 780- 491-3198

Program Assistant 
Lisa Patsula 
Phone: 780-491-3159