Students learn to employ fundamental elements and principles of design for various media and gain a strong foundational multidisciplinary experience in preparation for other Communication Technology courses.

Prerequisite: None

Students discover the impact of the media and develop fundamental skills to relay a message effectively using various forms of media; e.g., photography, print, Web, and audio or video production.

Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition

If there is no type on the page, it isn’t graphic design, it is fine art. Students learn about the power of typography and its uses in today’s world.

Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition

Students are introduced to the basics of computer graphics (vector and raster), and graphic computer programs.  This is an important pre-requisite for all other graphic design courses in the program.

Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition

Students will research the characteristics of effective web pages and learn how to construct a simple web page.

Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition

Students acquire basic production skills, including planning, recording and editing, through the production of simple audio and/or video project using basic equipment and techniques.

Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition

Students develop essential skills in camera use with a focus on basic composition, set-up and an examination of exposure. Students operate a camera to capture images and produce final display proofs. This is a pre-requisite for all other photography courses in the program so it is a very important one to complete.

Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition

Students learn the fundamentals of consumer-based digital image acquisition, management, composition, manipulation and editing software to improve image composition.

Prerequisite: COM1005: Visual Composition