Georgian College - Design and Digital Arts Centre (Barrie Downtown)

Barrie, Ontario | Public University | Established 1967

About us

Established in 1967, Georgian is currently celebrating over 50 years of innovation in education. Georgian College is one of 24 publicly funded Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in Ontario. Known for attracting the best partnerships with local and international employers and for providing industry with highly skilled graduates to sustain and grow their operations. At Georgian, we work together with industry and community partners to offer relevant, cutting-edge curriculum, quality work placements and co-op work experiences with top employers. Our students graduate with entrepreneurial mindsets and are ready to think, create, lead and do. Georgian also has one of the highest graduate employment rates among Ontario colleges - 89.7% of alumni found work within six months of graduation, well above the provincial average, which has been exceeded for 20 years (2018-19 KPIs)

At Georgian College we accelerate success through exceptional teaching and learning, innovation and partnerships. Our mission is to inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities through the power of education. We value excellence, community, engagement, integrity, inclusion and sustainability.

Why Georgian College

Campus Life: Barrie is known for its friendly residents and four-season lifestyle. With a gorgeous waterfront on Kempenfelt Bay, nearby trails and ski hills, several shopping malls, a vast assortment of restaurants and great nightlife, there is plenty to do when you’re not studying.

Enhanced Teaching Environment: Students planning on taking one of the following four Design and Visual Arts programs, experience the Design and Digital Arts Centre in downtown Barrie! Georgian’s newest location is home to approximately 250 students in: Graphic Design; Graphic Design Production; Photography; and Project Management. Learn close to professionals in the creative and digital community with great opportunities for work experience and collaboration with experts in your field.

Facilities: State-of-the-art studio, work and learning space, high ceilings and lots of light, multipurpose open space, space to learn, collaborate, create, show – and maybe even sell! – the work created in class. As a student, you’ll continue to have access to everything on the main Barrie Campus too, including student services, athletics, residence, and more.


Courses Duration 1st Year Tuition Fees
English for Academic Purposes (ESLG or EAPC) (Barrie Campus) 2 Year CAD 9,705
Graduate Certificate - Project Management (PRJM) 1 Year CAD 15,150

Admission Requirements


Passport [Front & Back Pages]

Birth Certificate

School Leaving Certificate

10th & 12th/Equivalent Educational Marksheets with transcripts. if any

English Proficiency Test Result

Passport Size Photograph

Intake Season & Deadlines

Fall Intake - September - Universities offers all the Courses to International students.

Winter Intake - January - Many Courses for students who missed fall intake.

Summer - April - Not all Universities offer courses in Spring Intake.

Courses Exams
English Course
Certificate Course
  • Min TOEFL iBT: 89 (Min Writing: 22.0, Min Speaking: 22.0)
  • Min IELTS overall: 6.5
  • Min Duolingo English Test Score: 125
  • Min PTE overall: 61

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University City Barrie, Ontario
Size of city Largest
Population of City 156,130
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