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MDIA 1105 - Visual Composition & Layout

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

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

$556.02 - $563.16 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 77219

Mon Jan 07 - Mon Mar 25 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Mon 18:15 - 21:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 405

Instructor

Angela Bains

Course Outline

Cost

$563.16

Notes

  1. No class February 18th. **REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS: Sketchbook size 8.5" x11" (from which pages can be removed) and fine-tipped black pen/marker (non-bleed)

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 85501

Tue Jan 08 - Tue Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 26 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 400

Instructor

Angela Bains

Course Outline

Cost

$556.02

Notes

  1. *REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS: Sketchbook size 8.5" x11" (from which pages can be removed) and fine-tipped black pen/marker (non-bleed)

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 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

MDIA 1105 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

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Winter 2019

Books for Winter 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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Graphic Design: The New Basics 2Nd Ed Rev & Expd
Author Lupton
Publisher Prin Arch
Copyright 2015
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-61689-332-3
Price $41.50
Optional

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.

Image not available
Graphic Design: The New Basics 2Nd Ed Rev & Expd
Author Lupton
Publisher Prin Arch
Copyright 2015
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-61689-332-3
Price $41.50
Optional

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