Graphic Communications Management (GCM) Ryerson University

Full-time (for student admitted after 2015)

Students admitted starting Fall 2017

Bachelor of Technology in Graphic Communications Management

The GCM degree program requires four years of full-time study, two terms per year: Fall (September – December) and Winter (January – April). A summer internship placement takes place between third and fourth years. The degree is completed through full-time studies.

Students complete a range of courses which prepare them as future professional managers in the printing industries. In addition to the Major in GCM, students may choose from a wide variety of Minors.

Graphic Communications Technology Courses

Introduction to Graphic Communications, Layout and Typography, Consumer Packaging, Graphic Communication Technologies and Processes, Binding and Finishing, Premedia Workflows, Color Management, Web and Cross-Media, Workflow Automation.

Business Management Courses

Professional Communication, Global Management, Marketing, Accounting, Management Studies, Project Management, Operations Management, Estimating and Selling for Graphic Communications. Students complete a range of required and elective courses in this category.

Core and Open Elective Courses

With improved elective options, students choose from dozens of GCM Core Elective Courses, and from nearly 1000 Open Elective Courses to round out their studies.

New Optional Concentrations

Students may complete one or more Optional Concentrations in Digital Graphic Output, Leadership, Packaging, or Publishing through the choice of elective courses.

Liberal Studies

Students choose courses from a broad range of elective courses in dozens of subjects including: English, languages, philosophy, history, geography, sociology, political science, art history, music, astronomy, etc.

View the 2017-2018 full-time GCM curriculum (for students admitted Fall 2015 and after). This page includes a semester-by-semester breakdown of course titles and descriptions.

View the full-time GCM Course Chart as a one page table.

View the new full-time GCM curriculum booklet.

Questions about degree requirements? Contact Marietta Canlas, Academic Coordinator, at