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MDIA 1040 - Graphics

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course will show you how effective graphic design is essential to daily life as it informs, instructs, warns, and entertains us. You will also discover that design is a complex process involving research and analysis, concept development, critical evaluation, refinement, and execution. Hone your critical thinking strategies for effective graphic design by practicing what you learn in relation to print- and web-based communications. This is accomplished by creating a compelling concept for an ad, assessing a brand, building a visual identity around the persona, and producing a memorable promotional piece for an event campaign. You will draw and sketch concepts by hand as this skill development is paramount for advancing into creating digital content.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$398.69 - $407.26 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

Below are four offerings of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 46368

Wed Sep 11 - Wed Nov 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Nov 27 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$407.26

CRN 45422

Sat Sep 14 - Sat Dec 14 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Dec 14 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 422

Instructor

Omar Amini

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$407.26

Notes

  1. No class on Oct 12 & Nov 9

One seat remaining as of Jul 20, 2019 11:16 am PDT. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

CRN 36870

Mon Sep 09 - Mon Dec 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 209

Instructor

Linda Coe

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$407.26

Notes

  1. No classes Oct 14 & Nov 11

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 30696

Thu Sep 12 - Thu Nov 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Nov 28 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 410

Instructor

Justin Baker

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$398.69

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Compare and contrast a graphic designer's role to other creative roles.
  • Analyze the challenges when designing both web and print content.
  • Apply research and analysis skills to the projects you create.
  • Creatively solve problems using provided criteria.
  • Draw and sketch concepts by hand.
  • Apply the primary design process phases to graphic design projects.
  • Demonstrate basic typographic hierarchy in layouts.
  • Build a composition using format and layout techniques.
  • Apply a flexible grid to position and align elements in a complex design.
  • Differentiate between Pantone, RGB, and CMYK colour spaces.
  • Design compositions based on design principles, which effectively communicate to specific audiences.
  • Present your work and provide constructive feedback on your peers' work.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

MDIA 1040 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Graphic Design
    Full-time/Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate

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