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Course details

Engage with one of the most powerful applications used in graphic design today. Students will explore the basics of the InDesign interface and its most used features in order to create an array of printed and digital layouts. Students will learn how to manipulate and position layout elements such as text, illustrations and photographs by applying design and typographic principles and terminology. You will work through a variety of print and digital media projects using the versatile InDesign tools and techniques to discover the possibilities for creative expression that come with mastering this application.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$574.24 - $600.13 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are two offerings of GDES 1069 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90649

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Mar 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 90649
  • $574.24
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 22 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Negin Etemadi

Course outline

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Cost

$574.24

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. 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

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 90647

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 21 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 90647
  • $600.13
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 21 Tue 18:00 - 21:15 Downtown DTC Rm. 890
Instructor

Paul Sawyer

Course outline

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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. 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

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Set up multiple layouts structured by a modular and baseline grid.
  • Analyze a publication using typesetting and layout terminology and vocabulary.
  • Select typefaces for specific usage such as body copy, headings, and captions.
  • Format type and paragraphs using typesetting conventions.
  • Establish a hierarchy of information in a layout.
  • Format various styles of lists including hanging indents, numbers, bullets, and lists within lists.
  • Create, apply, and manage colour within a document.
  • Understand the meaning and relevance behind hidden or special characters.
  • Create basic master pages.
  • Automate text formatting with basic paragraph and character styles.
  • Organize content using the stacking order and layers.
  • Integrate vector and raster graphics created in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Develop creative layout solutions by means of a cumulative and conceptual design process.

Effective as of Winter 2023

Related Programs

Layout: Adobe InDesign (GDES 1069) 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

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