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Typography MDIA 1920

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Typography is the art of designing with type. Good typography is essential to graphic design. Learning the history of language and the development of type will give you a greater understanding of type and how to use it successfully within design layouts. You will learn the terms and measurements that form the basis of typographic vocabulary. We will deconstruct fonts to show the working components. We will discuss rules and conventions so that you can compose balanced documents. You will use a pica measurement system in your document construction. InDesign preferences will be dissected to show their dramatic impact on typography. You will create typographic projects for communicating designs and layouts that are compelling through a series of projects that demonstrate your typographic abilities. You will control type aesthetics and optimize optical and metric kerning. Through what you learn in this course, you will be able to clearly communicate your ideas and work confidently and effectively with type.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$607.71 - $633.60 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are three offerings of MDIA 1920 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 43430

Duration

Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 43430
  • $607.71
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Carolina Becerra

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$607.71

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. Prerequisites MDIA 1049 and MDIA 2049 (or equivalent) MUST be completed before registering into MDIA 1920. 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

CRN 49344

Duration

Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 49344
  • $633.60
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 880
Instructor

Carolina Becerra

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$633.60

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

CRN 44224

Duration

Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 44224
  • $607.71
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$607.71

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Prerequisites MDIA 1049 and MDIA 2049 MUST be completed before registering into MDIA 1920. 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 kb.bcit.ca/student/adobe-creative-cloud-subscription-part-time-student-3130
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the history of how type has evolved over time.
  • Distinguish between serif and sans-serif typefaces.
  • Identify the anatomy of type.
  • Follow principles and guidelines based on research to select the most effective typeface(s) for a given project.
  • Learn to implement font pairings.
  • Identify type terminology such as x-height, small caps, ligatures, and accents.
  • Construct page layouts using printers’ measurements of picas and points.
  • Alter InDesign typographic preferences to enhance output.
  • Produce a typographic design layout using multi and complex grids.
  • Control type in a layout.
  • Apply the use of paragraph composer.
  • Implement tabular settings and tables.
  • Control font size, leading, tracking and baseline shift.
  • Apply typesetting conventions such as measure, paragraph spacing, hanging punctuation, and indents, to help create sophisticated typography.
  • Track and customize kerning for headlined typography.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Typography (MDIA 1920) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Graphic Design
    Associate Certificate Full-time/Part-time/Distance & Online Learning

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