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MDIA 1105 - Visual Composition & Layout

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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

$542.68 - $568.08 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 45423

Sat Sep 18 - Sat Dec 11 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 18 - Dec 11 Sat 13:30 - 16:30 Online

Instructor

Negin Etemadi

Course Outline

Cost

$542.69

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. 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). No class Oct 9 You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. In order to access the Adobe Creative cloud on your personal devices for off campus use, a subscription will be required. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Information explaining how to obtain a discounted Adobe subscription is available on the BCIT Software Access webpage This course will be delivered entirely online, however, is a synchronous course which requires you to be online on the posted days and times shown on your myBCIT schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please check to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: https://sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

Winter 2022

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 85501

Tue Jan 04 - Tue Mar 22 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 22 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC DTC Rm. 870

Instructor

Omar Amini

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$568.08

Notes

  1. MDIA 1049 and MDIA 1105 may be taken concurrently. **REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS: Sketchbook size 8.5" x11" (from which pages can be removed) and fine-tipped black pen/marker (non-bleed) You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. In order to access the Adobe Creative Cloud on your personal devices for off campus use, a subscription will be required. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Information explaining how to obtain a discounted Adobe subscription is available on the BCIT Software Access webpage https://www.bcit.ca/it-services/software-access/ If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: https://sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca

CRN 77219

Mon Jan 10 - Mon Mar 28 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Mon 18:00 - 21:15 Online

Instructor

Angela Bains

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$542.68

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. MDIA 1049 and MDIA 1105 may be take concurrently. No class Feb 21. **REQUIRED FOR FIRST CLASS: Sketchbook size 8.5" x11" (from which pages can be removed) and fine-tipped black pen/marker (non-bleed) This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please log into https://learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more part-time courses can purchase a subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at a discount through BCIT’s new software portal https://kb.bcit.ca/student/adobe-creative-cloud-subscription-part-time-student-3130 If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: https://sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

MDIA 1105 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

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