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Visual Composition and Layout GDES 1105

Graphic Design Course

Course details

​Visual composition and layout focuses on the process of creating ideas and learning how to effectively prepare balanced, creative, design solutions. Students will apply the principles and elements of composition and layout in order to produce balanced creative design solutions for print, web, mobile, and interface applications. Through analysis, group critiques, presentations, teamwork, and verbal deconstruction of design, students will learn how to present their work in a manner that resonates with the target audience—enhances overall communication, human interaction and usability. This course provides a solid foundation for delivering interactive and engaging content for web and mobile.​

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 1105 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90640

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Mar 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 90640
  • $574.24
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 22 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Omar Amini

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. **REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS: Sketchbook size 8.5" x11" (from which pages can be removed) and fine-tipped black pen/marker (non-bleed). 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 90478

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 21 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 90478
  • $600.13
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 21 Tue 18:00 - 21:15 Downtown DTC Rm. 850
Instructor

Corina Pop

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

This course offering is in progress. 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:

  • Compare design principles and elements for use in various media.
  • Describe and apply visual composition principles and terminology to reinforce communication and concept.
  • Design digital layouts with a clear, focused message, following set criteria.
  • Organize visual elements by applying principles of alignment and a grid system.
  • Direct the viewer's eye through the layout via page shape/orientation, client content and negative space.
  • Discuss the importance of fundamental design principles for web and mobile communications.
  • Perform a range of research approaches required for establishing web and mobile project goals.
  • Apply communications theory (rhetoric, nostalgic and semiotic, etc) when creating graphic assets for multiplatform applications.
  • Create a design prototype for desktop, web or mobile application.
  • Create visual and typographic hierarchy within a design layout.
  • Design and create visual assets for a collaborative web or mobile project.
  • Describe typographic terms.
  • Analyze layouts and define how they work in terms of compositional and organizational principles.

Effective as of Winter 2023

Related Programs

Visual Composition and Layout (GDES 1105) 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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