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Adobe InDesign 1 MDIA 1049

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

In this hands-on course, you will create and design content with Adobe InDesign using creative and typographic tools. You will create your document for single and multiple pages using tools, drop-down menus, and panels, set up columns, use select and direct selection tools, create layers, create colours from different libraries, create paragraph and character styles, create picture frames, apply text wraps around pictures, and check links. You will create a series of projects using all of the above tools and techniques.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$451.65 - $469.12 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of MDIA 1049 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 32377

Duration

Tue Sep 13 - Tue Oct 18 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 32377
  • $469.12
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Oct 18 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 870
Instructor

Paul Sawyer

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$469.12

Important information
  1. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. In order to access the Adobe Creative Cloud on your personal devices for off campus use, a subscription will be required. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Information explaining how to obtain a discounted Adobe subscription is available on the BCIT Software Access webpage www.bcit.ca/it-services/software-access/ If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
Status

CRN 36938

Duration

Thu Sep 15 - Thu Oct 20 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 36938
  • $451.65
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Oct 20 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Negin Etemadi

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$451.65

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. In order to access the Adobe Creative cloud on your personal devices for off campus use, a subscription will be required. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Information explaining how to obtain a discounted Adobe subscription is available on the BCIT Software Access webpage This course will be delivered entirely online, however, is a synchronous course which requires you to be online on the posted days and times shown on your myBCIT schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please check to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Create threaded text that flows correctly from column to column across multiple pages.
  • Format text by changing fonts and applying kerning, tracking, and other typographic controls.
  • Control different horizontal alignment settings, apply left and right indents, create drop caps, adjust bad line breaks, and add additional leading between paragraphs.
  • Horizontally align multiple columns of text by setting up a horizontal grid.
  • Create and apply paragraph styles that can globally update text formatting to enable a more consistent overall design.
  • Position any object precisely on a page both horizontally and vertically through defining a zero point setting and matching reference point setting.
  • Assign text, pictures, graphics, video, and music to individual layers to organize and create your content efficiently.
  • Create text that flows along a curved path.
  • Build a default preference file that assigns measurements, display performance controls, and typographic controls.
  • Create colours, tints and gradients to use in your artwork.
  • Ensure that all of your assets are available through using the links panel.
  • Use a pen tool to create graphics.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Adobe InDesign 1 (MDIA 1049) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Graphic Design
    Associate Certificate Full-time/Part-time/Distance & Online Learning
  2. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Media Techniques for Business
    Certificate Part-time

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