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Courses
Course # Courses Length (Hours) Distance Status
OLRN1965 Adobe Illustrator-Digital Illustration and Design I

Description: This course will help in developing the students' skills and knowledge in creating digital files for graphic design projects using Adobe Illustrator. As the graphic design industry changes through the development, advancement and integration of computer technology, the importance of learning Adobe Illustrator for the design and production of digital files becomes evident.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
COMP1117 Adobe InDesign Basics

Description: Discover the fundamental aspects of this rising star in the desktop publishing and design industry. Topics include: creating master pages and single and multiple page documents with single and multiple text columns of text; importing text from various sources and flowing it into linked columns of various shapes and sizes; proper kerning/leading and spacing of text; combining text with imported photos and graphics; quickly changing font or photo sizes and rearranging elements within a page.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
OLRN1005 Adobe Photoshop 1

Description: This course will develop the student's design and image creation skills using Adobe Photoshop. Students will be introduced to the tools and commands of this extremely popular digital imaging/web image program. These will include the input of photographic images, selection of specific picture areas for adjustment, use of special tools to control such functions as colorizing, blurring, distorting, adding text, combining images, and the basic process of preparing the file for outputting to hardcopy.The visual elements used in the design of web material must have both appeal and functionality. Knowledge of how to create images for the appropriate media and the technical/design aspects of a project are indispensable skills required of today's Web Developer.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
GRDN1010 Advanced Design Principles

Description: The course will build upon the student's design and software knowledge by giving them the opportunity to create an entire graphic identity package for a client. Students will learn about corporate and product branding and will design a cohesive campaign, including advertising and packaging materials.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: GRDN1000
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42 Yes Details
GRDN1000 Design Basics

Description: Principles of Design (balance, alignment, repetition, consistency, contrast) and the Elements of Design (line, shape, mass, movement, texture, color) will be explored in order to provide a basic set of tools for you to work with. You will explore fonts and basic typography, as well as simple layout concepts. The Rule of Thirds, the use of columns and grids, along with the importance of white space will be explained, as well as how to use the visual center of a piece to create balance and unity in a design. Through a study of compositional movement, you will begin to see how a viewer's eye moves through a design and how to put design concepts into practice, and make use of fundamental principles to construct the invisible underlying structure that is essential to effective graphic design.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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42 Yes Details
COMP1042 Desktop Publishing for Business

Description: Using Microsoft Word, students will learn to combine basic design principles and techniques to produce a variety of printed matter, such as stationery, business cards, posters, newsletters, resumes, and more. This is a practical, hands-on course that will place emphasis on producing real-life, professional materials using specific desktop publishing terminology and document-handling techniques.
Hours: 64
Credits: 4
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64 Yes Details
GRDN1030 Developing a Graphic Design Portfolio

Description: This course will focus on the research, compilation, design philosophy and publication of a Graphic Design Portfolio, in both print and electronic forms. Focus is placed on the creation and design of a student-specific industry portfolio, which can be used for the purpose of marketing one's abilities.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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45 Yes Details
GRDN1020 Ensuring Successful Printing Results

Description: Participants will learn of the history of print and the evolution towards modern-day printing technologies. Commercial printing techniques will be discussed along with the pre-press production knowledge that is necessary to ensure the proper results. File formats, colour modes, process colour, inks, paper, finishing and many other aspects of print production will be covered. Students will also learn how to work with a client and printer, how to submit a quote and prepare an estimate.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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30 Yes Details
DMED1070 Illustrator

Description: Recommended: COMP1530 Windows XP or equivalent knowledge.

This course is designed to provide the student with practical skills for creating and manipulating digital illustrations using Illustrator. Geared towards those with limited experience in the field of computer graphics, this course will take students from the basics through to a broad understanding of the techniques and tools available to the Illustrator user. Specific topics include: navigating the Illustrator environment; digital drawing tools; using colour in illustration; gradients, meshes, and blends; designing with text; as well as preparing compositions for export to the Web and printing.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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36 Yes Details
DMED1160 Illustrator Advanced

Description: Recommended: DMED1070 Illustrator.

This course will further teach designers how to customize their work environment and increase their productivity with great tips and tricks. Projects include advanced selection techniques, perspective grids, the gradient mesh tool, advanced brush techniques, and graphs. As well, better use of advanced features like blending, creating patterns, masking layers, creating compound shapes, Live Trace, and Live Paint will be covered.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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36 Yes Details
DMED1090 InDesign

Description: Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows (Word/Excel) or equivalent knowledge.

Use Adobe InDesign to combine some of the best features of publishing software. Offering high-end integration with other Adobe products such as Illustrator and Photoshop, use InDesign's many features for producing exceptional looking documents. Explore this powerful software and examine techniques to create high quality printed material.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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36 Yes Details
DMED1100 InDesign Advanced

Description: Recommended: DMED1090 InDesign.

Expanding on the concepts learned in InDesign, this course will focus on: live InCopy/InDesign workflow, with plenty of advanced examples for designers and editors alike. This course will also cover cross-platform consideration and optional third-party plugins, always filtered through real-world experience of learning.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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36 Yes Details
DSGN1310 Intermediate Photoshop CS6

Description: In this course, you can take your Photoshop skills to the next level by exploring more advanced features in Photoshop that let you easily re-edit projects long after they were originally created (and long after the Photoshop "undo" command has expired). Whether you're a photographer who wants to use Photoshop to edit photos, a scrapbooker, or an artist, this course will teach you the building blocks you need to unleash your creativity. It's also a lot of fun!
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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24 Yes Details
DMED1110 Photoshop I

Description: Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows or equivalent knowledge. This course will cover the skills needed to use Photoshop for creating and manipulating digital images. Topics covered include creating and saving images, colour correction, selecting and modifying image elements, adding text and effects, and preparing images for digital or printed output.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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36 Yes Details
DMED1120 Photoshop II

Description: Recommended: DMED1110 Photoshop I or equivalent knowledge.
This course builds on the knowledge gained in Photoshop I. Topics covered include: colour correction, selecting and modifying image elements, working with paths, adjustment layers, filters, adding text and effects, preparing images for digital or printed output and using Photoshop for the Web.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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36 Yes Details
COMP1904 PowerPoint

Description: This course will cover creating presentations using PowerPoint. Areas of study will include: presentation guidelines, building your presentations, creating outlines, formatting slides, adding graphs, and organizational charts, clipart and special effects. Students will work with embedded objects and multiple presentations. Different methods of presenting output will be discussed.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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36 Yes Details
OLRN1710 PowerPoint

Description: Learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows using its pull-down menus, toolbars, and dialogue boxes. PowerPoint as a presentation program allows you to create colorful graphics and text slides along with reports for your projects.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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30 Yes Details
COMP1022 Presentations and Desktop Publishing

Description: The ability to create electronic presentations as well as various types of print materials such as business cards, letterhead, brochures, flyers and newsletters is necessary in business today. Participants will learn how to use both methods of communication to help market their small business. Participants will be able to use design techniques to create valuable communication vehicles such as an effective electronic presentation.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
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40 Yes Details

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