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Graphic Communications Management - BTech

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Graphic Communications Management (GCM) is an interdisciplinary program that gives students the creative, technical, and business expertise necessary to excel in the print and packaging industries. 

GCM grads are creative and made unique by their technological and leadership acumen, which they use to bridge design and manufacturing. They’re innovators with a human-centred mindset.

In GCM, you’ll master the entire printing workflow from design and production to management, marketing and communication. This includes access to photo-quality proofers and printers; digital, offset, 3D and flexographic printing presses; computer-based simulators; binding and finishing machines among other technologies.

Program info

The Creative School

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Bachelor of Technology

Grade range: 
High 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Mandatory internship

Academic requirements

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 prerequisite 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)
  • Note: 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 on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,305 - $7,798
Out-of-province students: $8,481 - $8,995
International students: $35,102 - $35,521

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


  • GCM 110 Introduction to Graphic Communications
  • GCM 120 Graphic Communications Processes 1
  • GCM 130 Design and Layout
  • MKT 100 Principles of Marketing

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

2nd Semester


  • CMN 279 Introduction to Professional Communication
  • GCM 111 Graphic Communication Technologies
  • GCM 121 Graphic Communications Processes 2
  • GMS 200 Introduction to Global Management
  • SSH 105 Critical Thinking

Your future

  • Project manager
  • Graphic designer
  • Marketing associate
  • Print production specialist
  • Manufacturing supervisor
  • Work with traditional and digital print providers, commercial printing companies and pre-press facilities, design firms, advertising and marketing agencies, consumer goods companies or packaging companies. 
  • Graduate studies including business, packaging, environmental management, digital media or print media.

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Student spotlight

Graphic Communications Management students win prestigious AmeriStar Packaging Award at PACK EXPO

Eleven GCM students traveled to Chicago to attend PACK EXPO International, one of the largest packaging and processing exhibitions in the world. Four teams of students in the GCM program won the IoPP AmeriStar Packaging Design Award and placed first in four different challenge categories. The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is the largest packaging association in North America and its annual AmeriStar Packaging Design Award is one of the most reputable packaging design challenges. 

Read more: GCM program brings students to international packaging conference in Chicago

Group of GCM students at the TMU Exhibitors booth at the PACK EXPO International exhibition in Chicago.

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 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. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.