PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS GRACP-CT Graphic Communications

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMP-1483PhotoShop (Mac or PC) 1
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Professional digital image editing and image manipulation at its finest.  Learn the comprehensive basic program functions of PhotoShop including the use of painting and editing tools, making selections, colour correcting images, working with channels, preparing images for print. Learn many of the shortcuts and tips used by more experienced PhotoShop users.

MUME-1003Graphic Design 1
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Graphic Design is a study of basic design elements, principles and visual relationships. This exploration of creative thinking and problem solving will challenge you to produce innovative design solutions. Topics covered will include basic elements and design relationships; manipulation of two-dimensional space; graphic elements; type as a design element; analytical drawing and graphic simplification.

MUME-1021Event Branding
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Event Branding is the creation of a visual system for an event. Whether you are throwing a Gala Dinner and Dance, running a conference, planning a series of informational talks, or launching a new CD, your role as an Event Brander is to ensure that the print and online materials are in place and have a consistent appeal. This could include promotional posters, event tickets, program booklets, and social media elements. We create the look and feel that is appropriate to the event.

You will learn to create printed and online material using programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. This course will discuss event logos and icon systems, colour choice, poster and card design, advertisements and sponsors, signage requirements, and event programs. Also discussed are methods of social media usage and the preparation of web-ready materials.

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MUME-1023Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation
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Learn the preparation process of submitting an art portfolio to meet the requirements as a potential Graphic Design Diploma student. Knowledge, understanding and insight of the two-year RRC full-time day program will be discussed. 

Note:  This course is not recommended for portfolio development for the full-time Digital Media Design Diploma program.

MUME-1033Graphic Basics
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This course provides step-by-step instruction on how to use tools and menu commands in Adobe Creative Cloud programs -- Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign -- and how these programs interact with each other. You will be shown how to use some of the basic tools and given simulated tasks based on what has been learned. Topics covered include the use of tools, menu commands, layers, color, and formatting and their impact on the manipulation of images, creation of simple graphics and precise text handling.

MUME-1039Graphic Novel Creation
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Study the history of comic book art and drawing styles. Design characters using traditional pencil, ink and digital mediums. Plot your own story with storyboards, traditional sketches and prepare for print, web-publishing and distribution.

MUME-1042Children's Book Illustration
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Illustration involves creative approaches to make pictures tell stories. You will investigate the process of interpreting and translating words into pictures. You will examine illustrative techniques, design and layout, conceptual process and methodologies used to create a contemporary children's book. You will utilize these elements to achieve finished portfolio pieces and a pitch for publication. Emphasizing process work, you will develop your skills in drawing, painting, writing, research and development. The assignments are designed to inspire and ignite your imagination. Additionally, the business side of illustration, including the art of marketing and pitching work to publishing houses, is explored.

MUME-1043Digital Illustration 1
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Explore Photoshop as a creative tool to develop finished illustrations, with a number of different styles and approaches. You will review the basics of line, value and tone, perspective and composition, as a precursor to developing final illustrations in Photoshop.

MUME-1044Drawing and Illustration 1
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Enjoy a relaxed, creative studio environment, study life drawing from models, and explore various drawing and painting mediums. Learn to have a creative focus for electronic prepress and select illustration material for commercial applications.

MUME-1085Illustrator (Mac or PC) 1
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You are given expert control over the creation of colour and black-and-white graphics. Learn to create innovative typographical solutions, use Bezier technology, enter text, rotate, mirror, duplicate, auto trace, scan and export images to other applications.

MUME-1088InDesign (Mac or PC) 1
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This introductory course will provide hands-on working familiarity with System X and InDesign. This course will benefit those who are responsible for producing page layouts for books, magazines, newsletters and other media. You will be able to create, save, import/export, and alter layouts through consistent practice. Assignments will provide opportunities to create simple ads, books, and complex magazine layouts.

A laptop is required for this course.

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MUME-1120Pre-Media Solutions
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Topics covered will be black and white photography and colour separations, digital output from image setters and laser prints, trapping, scanning, film processing, postscript font basics, resolution and screen ruling, calibration, and troubleshooting and production tips.

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MUME-1128Publication Design
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Publication Design involves lectures, workshops and practical problem solving focused on design principles, anatomy of publications both print and digital, and planning and management procedures. There is a special emphasis on the exploration and application of typography in print and digital mediums. Theory is applied to projects via the design process -- from research to preliminary visual explorations to comprehensive final presentation.

MUME-1149Typography (Mac or PC) 1
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Study the history of type and typographic terms. Topics will include specific typeface classifications and characteristics, and the application of typographic principles to practical graphic design problems.

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MUME-1153Graphic Communications 1
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Develop proficiency in basic design skills and your knowledge of design concepts used by the graphic design industry.  Learn and practice basic design concepts and their application, composition, illustration, drawing, publication design and layout plus pre-press production theory.  Students will be introduced to electronic publishing using industry standard software applications.

MUME-1633Web Site Development - Intro
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Explore the fundamentals of web site development, the origins of the Internet, the latest web technologies, communication theory, hypertext markup language (HTML) and project management. Apply the theory and concepts as you learn to build a personal web site proposal in a team environment.

MUME-2073Graphic Design 2
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Graphic Design 2 is part of the study of the fundamentals of Graphic Design. You will be presented with value and colour theory, technical applications of color, psychological effects of color and color harmony. Practical experience will be gained through projects that explore abstract graphic manipulations of value and color.

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MUME-2112PhotoShop (Mac or PC) 2
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Receive instruction in advanced creative image manipulation, experimental illustrative techniques and prepress operations. Delve into some of the more complex operational features of this software program.

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