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International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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

Domestic fees

$598.54 - $626.89 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are three offerings of GDES 1069 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68634

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Tue Jun 18 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68634
  • Domestic fees $625.65
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 18 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 890
Instructor

Dirk Erkau

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$625.65

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. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. This class will be delivered in person on the Downtown campus. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more BCIT Flexible Learning courses are eligible for a free Adobe Creative Cloud subscription from BCIT. Up to two weeks prior to their course start date (and not before), please visit kb.bcit.ca, select the Student Resources section, and search for “Adobe Creative Cloud”, then follow the instructions in the article found to claim your free subscription.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 69267

Duration

Thu Apr 04 - Thu Jun 20 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 69267
  • Domestic fees $598.54
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 20 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Dirk Erkau

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$598.54

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. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. 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 BCIT Flexible Learning courses are eligible for a free Adobe Creative Cloud subscription from BCIT. Up to two weeks prior to their course start date (and not before), please visit kb.bcit.ca, select the Student Resources section, and search for “Adobe Creative Cloud”, then follow the instructions in the article found to claim your free subscription.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 68635

Duration

Sat Apr 06 - Sat Jun 22 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 68635
  • Domestic fees $598.54
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 22 Sat 09:30 - 12:45 Online
Instructor

Negin Etemadi

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$598.54

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. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. No class on May 18. 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 BCIT Flexible Learning courses are eligible for a free Adobe Creative Cloud subscription from BCIT. Up to two weeks prior to their course start date (and not before), please visit kb.bcit.ca, select the Student Resources section, and search for “Adobe Creative Cloud”, then follow the instructions in the article found to claim your free subscription.
Status

In Progress

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

Fall 2024

Below are two offerings of GDES 1069 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 50125

Duration

Thu Sep 12 - Thu Nov 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 50125
  • Domestic fees $626.89
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Nov 28 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 890
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$626.89

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. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. This class will be delivered in person on the Downtown campus. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more BCIT Flexible Learning courses are eligible for a free Adobe Creative Cloud subscription from BCIT. Up to two weeks prior to their course start date (and not before), please visit kb.bcit.ca, select the Student Resources section, and search for “Adobe Creative Cloud”, then follow the instructions in the article found to claim your free subscription.
Status

CRN 50134

Duration

Sat Sep 14 - Sat Dec 07 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 50134
  • Domestic fees $599.14
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Dec 07 Sat 09:30 - 12:45 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$599.14

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. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. No classes on October 12 and November 09 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 BCIT Flexible Learning courses are eligible for a free Adobe Creative Cloud subscription from BCIT. Up to two weeks prior to their course start date (and not before), please visit kb.bcit.ca, select the Student Resources section, and search for “Adobe Creative Cloud”, then follow the instructions in the article found to claim your free subscription.
Status

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:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

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    Certificate Part-time

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