Course Description

Study both the theory and practice of graphic design. By working on design exercises and projects, you will develop your skills and understanding of design principles, colour theory, message and content, visual organization, and techniques and typography.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Interpret and identify the visual ‘language’ of design
  • Identify key design terminology
  • Develop a critical eye as to what is “good” design
  • Explain how your design choices work to convey messaging to an audience
  • Describe the basic use of typography, colour and imagery
  • Develop a personal identity package
  • Apply the use of a grid and hierarchy

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6:30PM to 9:30PM
Sep 24, 2019 to Nov 26, 2019
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $425.00
Potential Price Adjustments
Reading List / Textbook

Required Textbook

Title: Graphic Design The New Basics

Edition: 2nd Edition, revised and updated

Authors: Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

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Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering at the same time for three or more courses within the Visual Design Certificate. To receive the discount, you must register by calling 403-220-2866. 


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