Course description

This introductory course focuses on the basic building blocks of design, featuring the key concepts and fundamental ideas associated with good graphic design, essential for success in desktop publishing. Students taking this course will improve their power to communicate visually as they explore the Principles and Elements of Design, learn the Language of Design and examine typography basics. As well as simple techniques for creating the illusion of depth and movement, students will learn the importance of white space, as well as ways to create balance and unity in a design. Students will discover how to identify basic design dynamics, allowing them to improve the effectiveness of their own visual communications.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

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Start Date: Jan. 10, 2023
End date: Apr. 18, 2023
Campus: Online
Cost: $409.50

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery