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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)

MDIA 1049

Credits

3.0

Cost

$552.89

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are two offerings of MDIA 1105 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 59473

Duration

Wed Apr 06 - Wed Jun 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 59473
  • $552.89
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 22 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Corina Pop

Course outline

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Cost

$552.89

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 and MDIA 1105 may be take concurrently. **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 66385

Duration

Thu Apr 07 - Thu Jun 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 66385
  • $552.89
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 07 - Jun 23 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Corina Pop

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$552.89

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 and MDIA 1105 may be take concurrently. **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

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. 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:

  • 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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