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General Career Exploration Tools | Added on June 8, 2017

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Read this series of posts entitled “So You Want to Be a…” to learn more about careers in design or illustration. The author interviewed dozens of people, from art directors, animators and children's illustrators to graphic, packaging and print designers, to find out more about their jobs and how they got to where they are today.

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Please note that the programs of study listed below were drawn from websites providing vocational and educational information in the province of Québec (including educational institutions). For more detailed information, please visit these websites directly.

Programs of study directly linked


  • 3D Animation and Computer-Generated Imagery (574.B0)
  • Fashion Design (571.A0)
  • Graphic and Web Design (412.A0)
  • Graphic Design (570.A0)
  • Illustration (574.A0)
  • New Media and Publication Design (412.A0)


  • Art Education/Visual Arts
  • Art History and Studio Art
  • Arts Administration
  • Arts Management
  • Computation Arts
  • Computer Applications
  • Computer Applications with Computation Arts
  • Computer Games
  • Design
  • Film Animation
  • Fine Arts
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Print Media
  • Studio Art

Programs of study indirectly linked

Vocational training

  • Computer Graphics (5844)
  • Desktop Publishing (5721)
  • Interior Decorating and Visual Display (5827)
  • Printing (5813)


  • Business Administration (410.D0)
  • Business Management (410.D0)
  • Business Management (Entrepreneurship) (410.D0)
  • Business Management (Marketing) (410.D0)
  • Computer Science Technology (Video Game Programming) (420.A0)
  • Costume Design for Cinema and Television (571.A0)
  • Fashion Marketing (571.C0)
  • Industrial Design (570.C0)
  • Interior Design (570.E0)
  • Office System Technology (Micropublishing and Hypermedia) (412.A0)
  • Professional Theatre (Production - Design) (561.A0)


  • Art History
  • Art History and Film Studies
  • Business / Business Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Business Technology Management
  • Ceramics
  • Communication and Cultural Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural and Media Studies
  • Design for the Theatre
  • English and Creative Writing
  • English: Cultural Studies
  • Fibres and Material Practices
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Film Production
  • Film Studies
  • Intermedia
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marketing
  • Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Sculpture and Ceramics
  • Web Services and Applications

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