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Visual Composition & Layout MDIA 1105

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Visual composition and layout focuses on the process of creating ideas and learning how to effectively place elements in a design to produce balanced, creative, design solutions. You will develop design ideas through applying the principles of composition and layout (the organization of visual elements). This course emphasizes the development and application of skills through research, analysis, hands-on projects, and exercises. In-class presentations will introduce creative and psychology principles and their application in the design process. Conceptual skills will be developed through projects and exercises, which will be done both in-class and as homework. You will analyze and evaluate design work through group critiques and individual written and verbal deconstruction of designs. Instructor feedback will be given during group and/or individual critiques.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$553.61 - $579.50 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of MDIA 1105 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 36644

Duration

Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 36644
  • $579.50
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 557
Instructor

Corina Pop

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$579.50

Important information
  1. MDIA 1049 MUST be completed before registering into MDIA 1105. REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS: Sketchbook size 8.5" x11" (from which pages can be removed) and fine-tipped black pen/marker (non-bleed) 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 If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
Status

CRN 45423

Duration

Sat Sep 17 - Sat Dec 10 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 45423
  • $553.61
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 17 - Dec 10 Sat 13:30 - 16:30 Online
Instructor

Negin Etemadi

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$553.61

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. MDIA 1049 MUST be completed before registering into MDIA 1105. REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS: Sketchbook size 8.5" x 11" (from which pages can be removed) and fine-tipped black pen/marker (non-bleed). No class Oct 8. 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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Develop creative concepts that reinforce both creative and psychological principles.
  • Apply principles of visual composition to reinforce communication of information and concept.
  • Express meaning through compositional relationships.
  • Create a symmetrically or asymmetrically balanced layout.
  • Design a layout with clear focus.
  • Create a visual hierarchy within a design layout.
  • Direct the viewer's eye through the layout.
  • Apply organizational principles to reinforce the communication of content.
  • Create a typographic and graphic hierarchy.
  • Organize visual elements through applying principles of alignment and using a grid.
  • Apply visual identity consistently across pages.
  • Analyze layouts and define how they work in terms of compositional and organizational principles.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Visual Composition & Layout (MDIA 1105) 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
  2. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Media Techniques for Business
    Certificate Part-time

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