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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

Typography is the art of designing with type. Good typography is essential to design. Learning the history of language and the development of early type provides a greater understanding of how to use it successfully within design layouts. Students will deconstruct fonts to show their working components and learn the terms and measurements that form typographic vocabulary. Students will apply the pica measurement system and compose balanced documents using rules and conventions. InDesign preferences will be dissected to show their dramatic impact on typography. Demonstrate improved readability by controlling type aesthetics and optimizing optical and metric kerning. Exercises and projects enable students to clearly communicate ideas and work confidently and effectively with type.​

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$598.54 - $638.45 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are two offerings of GDES 2145 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68659

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Tue Jun 18 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 68659
  • Domestic fees $598.54
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 18 Tue 18:00 - 21:15 Online
Instructor

Andrew Sugianto

Course outline

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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 classes on May 14. 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 68660

Duration

Mon Apr 08 - Mon Jun 24 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 68660
  • Domestic fees $625.65
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 08 - Jun 24 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 Downtown DTC Rm. 880
Instructor

Carolina Becerra

Course outline

View

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. No classes on May 20. 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.

Fall 2024

Below are two offerings of GDES 2145 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 50904

Duration

Mon Sep 09 - Mon Dec 09 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 50904
  • Domestic fees $638.45
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 Downtown DTC Rm. 880
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$638.45

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. No classes on September 30, October 14 and November 11 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 50139

Duration

Thu Sep 12 - Thu Nov 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 50139
  • Domestic fees $599.18
    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 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$599.18

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe how history and technology has shaped type classification and its major characteristics.
  • Identify type anatomy and terminology such as x-height, small caps, ligatures, and accents.
  • Follow principles and guidelines based on research to select the most effective typeface(s) for a given project.
  • Implement font pairings for readability and expression.
  • Apply design with type as the primary element (expressive type).
  • Construct page layouts using printers' measurements (points and picas).
  • Alter InDesign typographic preferences to enhance output.
  • Produce a typographic design layout using multiple and complex grids.
  • Apply and control basic typesetting functions for standard text, tabular settings and tables.
  • Apply typesetting conventions such as measurement, paragraph spacing, hanging punctuation, and indents, to help create sophisticated typography.
  • Distinguish tracking and customize kerning for large, highly visible typography such as headlines.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Typography (GDES 2145) is offered as a part of the following programs:

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

School of Business + Media

  1. Graphic Communications
    Diploma Full-time
  2. Graphic Design
    Certificate Full-time/Part-time

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