Our Curriculum

Learn the graphic design industry's premier illustration software from the world's finest artists and educators. Once you have completed Client Approval School of Design's IllustratorLAB designing logos, posters, packaging, and digital illustrations will be second nature to you. We don't just show you how to use the software, we reveal the hidden professional secrets you will need to land your first job!
When it comes to image editing and photo manipulation there is only one program the professionals use. Adobe Photoshop can take years to master, but with Client Approval School of Design's one of a kind educational model, you can be on your way in a matter of weeks. Learn how to use photoshop's retouching techniques to create high profile fashion magazines or take a look at the latest science fiction movie for photoshop's texture mapping ability. No matter what digital art medium you want to enter, we can take you there in record time.
We only use the industry's cutting edge software and we owe it to our students to have our ear to the ground when it comes to technology. Adobe's newest addition to their line of premium products is Adobe MUSE. A complete web design application that is packed with features and creates award winning websites without you having to write a stitch of html or CSS. This program writes it for you flawlessly! Adobe MUSE has taken the web design world by storm so don't be left behind, let us show you our power techniques to harness the magic of this application and we'll help you create your custom portfolio website. Heck, we'll even host it for you for free! (limited time offer)
Every magazine, newspaper, brochure and print ad requires a powerful layout program. Client Approval School of Design's InDesignLAB will take you from zero to hero faster than any other! You will be creating eye popping visual layouts and building your portfolio from day one! Step by step, we will show you our professional secrets that will set you above your peers, making you the ideal candidate for employment success!
No matter how many software applications you master it will mean nothing if you do not learn the fundamentals of design and take your natural talent to a higher level. Our DesignLAB covers all the basics of design including contrast, value, balance, colour, typography, texture, grids and more. We are not big on theory so we try to take you on a journey of design as you create stylistic visuals for your portfolio. Once you have finished Client Approval School of Design's DesignLAB you will truly will be a professional graphic designer!

Testimonials

Omar D.

Cameron is probably the single most passionate instructor I have ever met! He is compelling, charismatic yet demanding at the same time. It's like I wanted to just learn at first but as the course went on, I found myself wanting more than just to learn. I started to aspire for having the skills that will shape my legacy in graphic design and to create enduring masterpieces that will bear my name. Now, I not only sound like a possessed mind, I am also a possessed graphic designer and I love it!

Omar D.

Omar D.

Cindy M.

I'm studying to be a graphic designer and I was originally going to attend George Brown College, but I had heard about this new online program. When I contacted them the got back to my right away to let me know their classes were full, but they were offering a new downloadable version of their curriculum with online support. At first I found the classes really hard, but they offer online live support with instructors. I'm learning soooo much!!! I also needed extra help and they accommodated me and other students also. The classes are taught by real designers and all the lessons are set in the real world. When we are done we get to design our online portfolios, which are hosted by the school. This school is awesome!

Cindy M.

Cindy M.

Carolina B.

The program at CASD is amazing. I could not believe a school could charge this little and still deliver the goods. The Instructors are really inspirational. I just want to mention a part of the course that helped me most and that is the weekly Q&A sessions. I have to admit, not all of the instructions were easy for me understand being so raw to graphic design so I wrote down my questions and asked them during this weekly session. Cameron and the other instructors were so accommodating and had the answer to all of my questions. That was when all doubts about learning and finishing the course just vanished and I completed the course. I am so relieved and happy at the same time.

Carolina B.

Carolina B.

Michelle H.

"I am half way through studying at Client Approval School of Design and I could not be happier. The prerecorded modules are so hard! But CASD backs up all their recorded material with live webinars so we actually get to speak with our instructors!

I've wanted to study graphic design for years, but I could not afford the tuition. I didn't know a school like Client Approval even existed until I stumbled up on it on the Internet.

At first when I came across this school I could not believe that they are giving us a real education for less than 300.00 a year.But it's true.

The best part is I just got paid for my first freelance graphic design job while I'm still in school! I needed some help with it and one of my instructors was very helpful through this process. The support is unbelievable! I never had this kind of help in high school or college.

The only criticism I have is that some of the modules are difficult and it's frustrating when you are working on your own. But I suppose that's how you learn.

Anyone wanting to be a graphic designer you have to go to this school!!

Michelle H.

Michelle H.

Isa Duzgeren

I went to a popular school in my area for Multimedia Design and production for 2 years. Prior to going, I did have some knowledge in software I needed to know for the field I wanted to enter. For only 2 years I ended up paying over $12000 for tuition, parking, and books, and the worst part is that I didn't even buy most of the books because they were useless.

After the 2 years, I walked away with information I will never use again, and the knowledge I already had, but I had a piece of paper that never got me anywhere. After catching up with fellow students I had learned that they had all gone back to school to enter different fields thinking they weren't good enough. Coincidentally, I bumped into Cam while doing some work for a very well-known and popular car manufacturer.

I was immediately drawn to his very energetic and charismatic personality. After speaking to him and finding that he was very successful in the Multimedia field I asked if I could study with him. His positive attitude coupled with his energy, comfortable style of teaching and in-depth knowledge of the tools and tricks of the trade have been extremely valuable. Today, I do everything from print, to photography, to websites and in an efficient and professional manner.

Recently, I was hired by my old Multimedia Design School. The one that lacked the ability to teach me the tools I needed to succeed. They even had me compete against other past students for additional contracts, which with Cam's help I won… How ironic.

Isa Duzgeren

Isa Duzgeren

Dave Mazur

Cameron Fraser is a dynamic and exciting individual. As an educator, his relaxed and informal approach to instructing makes his classes a great place for creative nurturing, and professional development. Cameron stresses the fundamentals of design, and from day one we were encouraged to challenge ourselves creatively and begin to think critically about our own work, as well as the work of others around us. And just when you feel like you've mastered a technique or a solution, he hits you with his four favourite words; "Now do another one…" Cameron's instruction was the highlight of my education, and gave me the tools I needed to succeed professionally.

Dave Mazur
Marketing Manager/ Product Designer @ Paper E. Clips Inc.

Dave Mazur

Javier Lovera

Cameron taught me the importance of being creative while always striving to master the tools available for you and being efficient in your work flow. His classes were a lot of fun, and he maintained an easy going environment. His passion for graphic design was contagious and inspired me to love it and research it.

http://www.javierlovera.com/

Javier Lovera

Paige Scheinberg

After struggling to learn many design programs in the past, Cameron was not only able to successfully teach me the industry software; but provided me with the advanced skills to train my colleagues at the jobs I got after school. His instruction also gave me an understanding of the way the advertising and design industry works – what would be expected of me creatively and how it functions day-to-day. I believe that learning from and collaborating with Cam during design school really gave me the confidence and momentum to go out there and get the jobs I wanted and deserved. Not to mention, it was fun!

Paige Scheinberg
Graduate Student

Paige Scheinberg