Algonquin College Graphic Design Program Computer Graphics Course Curriculum Algonquin College Graphic Design Program Computer Graphics Course Curriculum


The fieldwork program is proud to partner with creative agencies in Canada's National Capital Region and around the world. The goal of our fieldwork program is to initiate our students to the professional practice of graphic design in a safe, stimulating and productive workplace.



This is a pass/fail course. It must be successfully completed to graduate from the Graphic Design program.

The fieldwork placement runs from March 15 to April 23, 2021. You need to complete a minimum of 120 hours during the 6 week period. Students are expected to work the same hours as other employees.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are adapting the course to allow for a reduced number of 120 hours for Fieldwork. Remote work is permitted and encouraged, where appropriate for health reasons. You can also do freelance work, which was not normally an option.

As an acting employee, you will have access to personal or confidential information about the firms and clients they are working with. You must recognize the importance of maintaining confidentiality. Failure to do so constitutes a serious breach of ethics which may result in expulsion from the placement. This would incur an ‘incomplete’ grade, which would mean you would need to repeat this course the next year.

This assignment assesses your participation in either or all of the following:

Fieldwork Journal

You must complete a journal describing your activities and duties during fieldwork.

These journals should not contain sensitive materials but an overall log of type of work done at your place of work.

Your progress is reviewed by your supervisor to give feedback on academic performance, attendance and attitude. The program coordinator(s) may visit each workplace site during the six weeks to discuss the student’s progress with the employer, or discuss progress through a telephone conversation.

If you wish to be on the confirmed graduation list, journals and reports must be submitted no later than two days before the conclusion of the placement.

A document will be sent to you at a later date.

Is Your Fieldwork Abroad?

If a student wishes to complete their fieldwork outside of Canada you should contact the Centre for International Studies here at the college for information about studies outside of Canada. Go to the link Apply for Funding to get additional information about study or work internationally.

You could be eligible for a scholarship valued up to $3,000 for a 4 to 8 week placement.

Are you a Canadian citizen going abroad? Read about the requirements.

Interested in a bursary for your fieldwork abroad? Read more…

International Students

If you are an international student you need to contact the International Education Centre. You can email to inquire. They will supply you with a required letter that you have to have signed by me to enable your eligibility to work in Canada for the required 6 weeks of placement in order for you to graduate.

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