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MDIA 1040 - Graphics

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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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

$399.29 - $409.29 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2020

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 36870

Wed Sep 16 - Wed Dec 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Dec 09 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Edward Fajardo

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$409.29

Notes

  1. Late registration is not permitted. No class Nov 11.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 30696

Thu Sep 17 - Thu Dec 03 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 17 - Dec 03 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery

Instructor

Justin Baker

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$399.29

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

CRN 45422

Sat Sep 19 - Sat Dec 05 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 19 - Dec 05 Sat 09:30 - 12:45 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Omar Amini

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$409.29

Notes

  1. No class on Oct 10.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

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 + Media

  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
  4. User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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