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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

$556.68 - $565.26 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

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

CRN 36644

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 SE12 Rm. 311

Instructor

Angela Bains

Course Outline

Cost

$565.26

Notes

  1. MDIA 1049 MUST be completed before registering into MDIA 1105. REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS: Sketchbook size 8.5" x11" (from which pages can be removed) and fine-tipped black pen/marker (non-bleed) *No classes Oct 14 & Nov 11

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 45423

Tue Sep 10 - Tue Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 204

Instructor

Angela Bains

Course Outline

Cost

$565.26

Notes

  1. MDIA 1049 MUST be completed before registering into MDIA 1105. REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS: Sketchbook size 8.5" x 11" (from which pages can be removed) and fine-tipped black pen/marker (non-bleed).

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

In Progress

Winter 2020

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

CRN 87678

Sat Jan 11 - Sat Mar 28 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 28 Sat 09:30 - 12:45 DTC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$556.68

Notes

  1. MDIA 1049 MUST be completed before registering. **REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS: Sketchbook size 8.5" x11" (from which pages can be removed) and fine-tipped black pen/marker (non-bleed) No class Feb 15.

CRN 77219

Mon Jan 06 - Mon Mar 23 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 23 Mon 18:15 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 311

Instructor

Angela Bains

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$565.25

Notes

  1. MDIA 1049 MUST be completed before registering. No class February 17th. **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 this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

CRN 85501

Tue Jan 07 - Tue Mar 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 24 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 553

Instructor

Angela Bains

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$556.68

Notes

  1. MDIA 1049 MUST be completed before registering. **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 this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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.

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