FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS COMMF-PG Communication Design

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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CDES-4001Media Exploration 1
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This course will challenge students to create intermediate visual problem-solving projects, as well as provide students with a practical, working knowledge of software for new media. Students will conceptualize and create well designed animations, motion graphics, videos and interactive projects that will help broaden their experience and skills in the areas of visual problem solving and communication. The focus in this term will be learning theory and application of software for projects using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, Audition, and After Effects as well as other animation, video and audio editing tools.

CDES-4002Advanced Interaction Design 1
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Emphasis in this course is placed on intermediate level creation of web page design and development, UI/UX, and prototyping. Through a series of hands-on assignments that encourage serious exploration of new media design and tools, students will be able to apply UX and UI guidelines and design theory. Software includes XD, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Invision/prototyping tools.

CDES-4003Mentorship 1
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The mentorship program was developed to provide a vehicle for mutual exchanges between practicing professional graphic designers and design students. Through these exchanges, students have the opportunity to receive feedback on their work, learn from the Mentor's expertise, and expand their knowledge of, and make connections within, the industry. These meetings allow students to prepare for and find future employment. Working with a mentor, students will rework past assignments or develop new ones to improve and expand their portfolio.

CDES-4004Community Design 1
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Students will be tasked with creating a community focused design campaign aimed to bring issues and challenges faced by their selected community into focus. Students will present a statement of purpose highlighting the existing issues and a proposal outlining their approach. They will identify resources required to realize their solution. Students will present their design solutions to the issues facing their communities and back up their solutions with research, data, and visuals.

CDES-4005Communication Design 1
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This course presents a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate advanced-level skills based on a foundation of research, strategy, and conceptual thinking. Students identify subject matter that is meaningful to them, and then ideate, design and produce several projects - across mediums and technologies - to validate their research. The work that is produced in Communication Design 1 forms the basis for continued exploration and refinement in Communication Design 2.

CDES-4006Advanced Typography 1
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Students conduct in-depth research into the personality of type and how it can affect communications in a print, electronic, and environmental context. They have the opportunity to experiment with type in a variety of unconventional methods while focusing on how the theory of deconstruction applies to design and type. Students study how type and image interact with each other in a variety of different ways while developing an advanced knowledge of typographic syntax and application to a design system.

CDES-5001Media Exploration 2
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This course challenges students to create advanced visual problem-solving projects, and teaches students about the advanced application of software for new media and interactive projects. Students experiment with and deliver unique solutions to motion graphic-based projects in design, while conceptualizing and creating in-depth animations, motion graphics, videos and interactive projects. This term broadens their skills in the areas of visual problem solving and communication, advancing students abilities for projects using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, Audition and After Effects as well as other animation, video and audio editing tools.

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CDES-5002Advanced Interaction Design 2
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Emphasis in this course will be placed on advanced level creation in web page design and development, interactive and App design, prototyping, and Wordpress. Through a series of hands-on assignments that encourage serious exploration of new media design and tools, students will be able to apply UX and UI guidelines and design theory. Software includes HTML, CSS, Wordpress, CMS, themes and child themes of Responsive Wordpress templates.

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CDES-5003Mentorship 2
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Mentorship 2 is a continuation of the Mentorship 1 course. Drawing on their Mentor's expertise, students to continue to develop new assignments to expand their portfolio and make connections within the industry. Emphasis will be on networking and preparing students to enter the workforce after graduation.

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CDES-5004Community Design 2
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Students build on what they have learned from Community Design 1 to collaborate with a real-life client in creating a community focused design campaign. Students work with the client to research, visualize, and execute an effective design solution that addresses a specific need. They also coordinate production and deal with budgets. Students present design solutions to the issues facing their communities and back up their solutions with research, data, and visuals.

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CDES-5005Communication Design 2
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This course presents a unique opportunity for students to demonstrate advanced-level skills based on a foundation of research, strategy, and conceptual thinking. Students will build on the work completed in Communication Design 1, with a shift towards the realization of a fully-developed product supported by branding, marketing, communications and formal presentations. Conceptual exploration and technical execution will come together to showcase students' advanced skills across the spectrum of the design process.

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CDES-5006Advanced Typography 2
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Building on the research and practical knowledge gained in term 1, students will create an original working typeface from start to finish. While further exploring letterforms and the technique of hand lettering, students will go through the process of designing and building a font using interchangeable parts. The finished typeface will be implemented in a series of compositions demonstrating the breadth of the font's capabilities and personality.

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CDES-5007Portfolio Presentation
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This course is designed to assist students in the development of their portfolio and enhancement of their personal presentation skills. Project work will be reviewed and edited throughout the semester in preparation for presentation. Students will develop a prototype for a 3-dimensional display system to showcase their work at the annual grad show. Once the display is finalized, students will research and cost supplies and manage the building of the structure. Work will be mounted on the display, and a panel of instructors along with industry mentors will meet with students to review the work and provide feedback.

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