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Please note: updated grade ranges for 2019/2020 will be added to the program pages as they become available.

Graphic Communications Management (BTech)

"What we focus on is hands-on learning to give the students the necessary tools to be successful in industry once they graduate."

Dr. Martin Habekost,
Graphic Communications Management

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Technology

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements

 Co-op Option

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Is It for You?

The graphic communications industry is all around us. Be prepared for a strong future in this field through Canada’s only degree-granting program for future managers in the printing and packaging industries. Learn how to turn bright ideas into creative concepts that inform, engage and inspire. Explore the impact of signs, display graphics, direct marketing materials and packaging for food, personal care products and electronics.

Thanks to a mixture of technical and business courses, and engagement with the industry, students graduate with the expertise to facilitate consumer product packaging, marketing materials, signage and print media across Canada and around the world.

"GCM gives you an edge. I can apply to a similar job as a business graduate, and I have the graphics component that makes me stand out. Today I work with a lot of brand managers who don't necessarily understand print, just cost and operations. By knowing all three I stand out amongst the competition." 


Faris Abu-Kwiek,
Alumnus, Graphic Communications Management

Distinctive Learning

Industry internship; state-of-the-art labs, software, hardware, printing and packaging equipment; industry events and annual job fair; optional concentrations; guest speakers and conferences; plant tours; student organizations.

After Graduation

Make a significant contribution in the printing and packaging industries: commercial printing companies and pre-press facilities; equipment vendors, software supply, consumable material solutions; design firms, advertising and marketing agencies, consumer product companies, packaging companies, print brokers; production coordinator, controller, estimator or buyer. Pursue a master’s degree in business, management, education, packaging or print media.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,049 - $7,770
International Fees Range: $27,284 - $27,904

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program, external link.

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Grade 11 U or M or Grade 12 U Mathematics (one of: MCF3M, MCR3U, MHF4U, MCV4U, MDM4U)
  • Recommended: Grade 12 M Principles of Financial Accounting (BAT4M) and/or Communication Technology (TGJ4M)
  • The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements, external link.

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