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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

$396.18 - $403.19 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 10969

Mon Jan 08 - Mon Mar 26 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 26 Mon 18:15 - 21:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 406

Instructor

Linda Coe

Course Outline

Cost

$396.18

Notes

  1. No class February 12th

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

CRN 80112

Wed Jan 10 - Wed Mar 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2009

Instructor

Omar Amini

Course Outline

Cost

$396.18

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 21001

Mon Apr 09 - Mon Jun 25 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 25 Mon 18:15 - 21:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 405

Instructor

Omar Amini

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$403.19

Notes

  1. *This class starts promptly at 6:15pm *No class May 21st

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

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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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2018

Books for Winter 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Graphic Design Exercise Book - Revised Edition
Author Jessica Glaser
Publisher HOW Books
Copyright 2014
Binding Spiral
ISBN 978-1-44033-532-7
Price $30.50
Optional

Spring/Summer 2018

No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course.

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