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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

$405.17

Fall 2018

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

CRN 45422

Sat Sep 08 - Sat Dec 08 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 08 Sat 09:30 - 12:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2010

Instructor

Omar Amini

Course Outline

Cost

$405.17

Notes

  1. No class on Oct 6 & Nov 10

This course offering is full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

CRN 36870

Mon Sep 10 - Mon Dec 03 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 03 Mon 18:15 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2016

Instructor

Linda Coe

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$405.17

Notes

  1. This class starts promptly at 6:15 *No classes Oct 8 & Nov 12

This course offering is full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

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

Books & Supplies

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

Fall 2018

Books for Fall 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.

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Graphic Design Exercise Book
Author Glaser
Publisher How
Copyright 2014
Binding Spiral
ISBN 978-1-44033-532-7
Price $30.50
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