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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

$565.26

Fall 2019

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

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).

Five seats remaining as of Jul 20, 2019 11:42 am PDT. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

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 NE01 Rm. 207

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

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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

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