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Graphics MDIA 1040

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course will show you how effective graphic design is essential to daily life as it informs, instructs, warns, and entertains us. You will also discover that design is a complex process involving research and analysis, concept development, critical evaluation, refinement, and execution. Hone your critical thinking strategies for effective graphic design by practicing what you learn in relation to print- and web-based communications. This is accomplished by creating a compelling concept for an ad, assessing a brand, building a visual identity around the persona, and producing a memorable promotional piece for an event campaign. You will draw and sketch concepts by hand as this skill development is paramount for advancing into creating digital content.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$389.23 - $415.12 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of MDIA 1040 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 36870

Duration

Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 36870
  • $389.23
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Justin Baker

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$389.23

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

Seats Available

1 seat remaining as of Wed August 10, 2022 at 7:42 am (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 30696

Duration

Thu Sep 15 - Thu Dec 01 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 30696
  • $415.12
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 01 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 557
Instructor

Omar Amini

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$415.12

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Compare and contrast a graphic designer's role to other creative roles.
  • Analyze the challenges when designing both web and print content.
  • Apply research and analysis skills to the projects you create.
  • Creatively solve problems using provided criteria.
  • Draw and sketch concepts by hand.
  • Apply the primary design process phases to graphic design projects.
  • Demonstrate basic typographic hierarchy in layouts.
  • Build a composition using format and layout techniques.
  • Apply a flexible grid to position and align elements in a complex design.
  • Differentiate between Pantone, RGB, and CMYK colour spaces.
  • Design compositions based on design principles, which effectively communicate to specific audiences.
  • Present your work and provide constructive feedback on your peers' work.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Graphics (MDIA 1040) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

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

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