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Effective graphic design is essential to daily life as it informs, instructs, warns, and entertains us. You will discover that design is a complex process involving research and analysis, concept development, critical evaluation, refinement, and execution. You will focus on brainstorming and the creative process stage of design process and its relationship to visual problem solving. Hone your critical thinking strategies for effective graphic design by practicing what you learn in relation to print- and web-based communications. Execute simple, thumbnail sketches to create and record concepts—a skill paramount for advancing into creating digital content.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$573.94 - $600.13 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are two offerings of GDES 1235 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90477

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon Mar 27 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 90477
  • $600.13
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 27 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 Downtown DTC Rm. 880
Instructor

Omar Amini

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$600.13

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. No class Feb 20. 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 90428

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon Mar 27 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 90428
  • $573.94
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 27 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 Online
Instructor

Jeannie Patterson

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$573.94

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. No class Feb 20. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please log into learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more part-time courses can purchase a subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at a discount through BCIT’s new software portal kb.bcit.ca/student/adobe-creative-cloud-subscription-part-time-student-3130 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:

  • Compare and contrast a communication designer's role to other creative roles.
  • Analyze the creative process as it pertains to the design process.
  • Analyze information to determine how best to approach a design problem.
  • Apply research and analysis skills to the projects you create using provided criteria.
  • Practice brainstorming techniques to build a variety of concepts for a common message.
  • Use thumbnail sketches to produce, record, assess, and convey ideas.
  • Describe analytical tools and principles applied through the design process that help viewers evaluate and process visual structure.
  • Design compositions based on design principles, which effectively communicate to specific audiences.
  • Present work describing a design rationale and provide constructive feedback on their own and peers' work.​

Effective as of Winter 2023

Related Programs

Graphic Design Process (GDES 1235) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Graphic Design
    Certificate Full-time/Part-time
  2. Graphic Design Foundations
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Certificate Part-time
  4. User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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