In most cases, a bachelors degree in the Fine Arts, more specifically graphic design or a degree in a related field may be required when pursing a position as a graphic designer. However. that does not mean a person which a bachelors degree in another field cannot be a graphic designer. A person who wishes to be a graphic designer but does not have the required degree, can undergo technical training to meet job specific qualifications.
The degree can be attained through any post secondary institution, provided that they do supply the program. Universities such as OCAD or Humber college, offer the program, with the only requirement being a credit in Grade 12 English.