PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS GRACP-CT Graphic Communications

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Overview

  • Certificate program
  • Available by classroom and distance delivery

Description

Develop the fundamental skills for success in the field of graphic design. You will discover the latest trends and techniques in the graphic design industry and practice basic design application, composition, drawing and illustration.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12.

 Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

Program Outline

You must successfully complete 12 courses to earn a certificate.

 Core Courses

MUME-1153  Graphic Communications 1 - C/D   

MUME-1033  Graphics Basics (Mac or PC) -  C/D

MUME-1003  Graphic Design 1 - C/D                               

MUME-2073  Graphic Design 2 - C/D

MUME-1085  Illustrator (Mac or PC) 1 - C/D

MUME-1088  InDesign (Mac or PC) 1 - C/D

COMP-1483  PhotoShop (Mac or PC) 1 - C/D

MUME-1120  Pre-Media Solutions - C**

MUME-1128  Publication Design (Mac) - C/D

MUME-1149  Typography (Mac or PC) - C/D

** MUME-1021 Event Branding may be taken as equivalent to MUME-1120 Pre-Media Solutions

Electives (choose two):

MUME-1023 Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation - C

MUME-1042 Children’s Book Illustration - C/D

MUME-1043 Digital Illustration 1 - C

MUME-1044 Drawing and Illustration 1 - C

MUME-1021 Event Branding - C/D

MUME-1039 Graphic Novel Creation - C/D

MUME-2112 PhotoShop (Mac or PC) 2 -  C/D

MUME-1633 Web Site Development - Intro - C/D 

Note: For courses delivered by Distance Education (online), you must have your own graphic software. The College offers Adobe courses on the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite.

Legend:

  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery 
  • - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:

Students enrolling in Part-Time and Online Education courses may be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus Store locations or online at bookstore.rrc.ca. Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.

Note: Courses requiring a textbook will show "TR" in the Delivery field.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2022 Spring Term - Distance Education
MUME-1042 Children's Book Illustrationmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22D. Bock225660$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
D. Bock
Section
225660
Cost
$475
MUME-1021 Event Brandingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22P. De Mello Ferreira225672$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
P. De Mello Ferreira
Section
225672
Cost
$475
MUME-1033 Graphic Basicsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Jul 31, 22S. Meehan225681$279
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Jul 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
S. Meehan
Section
225681
Cost
$279
MUME-1153 Graphic Communications 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22W. Alejandro-Yarema225684$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
W. Alejandro-Yarema
Section
225684
Cost
$475
MUME-1003 Graphic Design 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22E. Von Santiago225687$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
225687
Cost
$475
MUME-2073 Graphic Design 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22E. Von Santiago225691$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
225691
Cost
$475
MUME-1085 Illustrator (Mac or PC) 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22W. Alejandro-Yarema225700$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
W. Alejandro-Yarema
Section
225700
Cost
$475
MUME-1088 InDesign (Mac or PC) 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22E. Von Santiago225706$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
225706
Cost
$475
COMP-1483 PhotoShop (Mac or PC) 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22E. Von Santiago225731$505
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
225731
Cost
$505
MUME-2112 PhotoShop (Mac or PC) 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22E. Von Santiago225734$505
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
225734
Cost
$505
MUME-1128 Publication Designmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22D. Bock225789$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
D. Bock
Section
225789
Cost
$475
MUME-1149 Typography (Mac or PC) 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22W. Alejandro-Yarema225798$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
W. Alejandro-Yarema
Section
225798
Cost
$475
MUME-1633 Web Site Development - Intromore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22D. Johnson225804$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
D. Johnson
Section
225804
Cost
$475

2022 Summer Term - Distance Education
MUME-1042 Children's Book Illustrationmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22D. Bock226503$475
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22D. Bock226504$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
D. Bock
Section
226503
Cost
$475
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
D. Bock
Section
226504
Cost
$475
MUME-1021 Event Brandingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22P. De Mello Ferreira226512$475
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22P. De Mello Ferreira226513$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
P. De Mello Ferreira
Section
226512
Cost
$475
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
P. De Mello Ferreira
Section
226513
Cost
$475
MUME-1033 Graphic Basicsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Aug 31, 22S. Meehan226520$279
Aug 01, 22 - Sep 30, 22S. Meehan226521$279
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Aug 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
S. Meehan
Section
226520
Cost
$279
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
S. Meehan
Section
226521
Cost
$279
MUME-1153 Graphic Communications 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22W. Alejandro-Yarema226522$475
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22W. Alejandro-Yarema226523$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
W. Alejandro-Yarema
Section
226522
Cost
$475
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
W. Alejandro-Yarema
Section
226523
Cost
$475
MUME-1003 Graphic Design 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22E. Von Santiago226524$475
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22E. Von Santiago226525$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
226524
Cost
$475
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
226525
Cost
$475
MUME-2073 Graphic Design 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22E. Von Santiago226553$475
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22E. Von Santiago226554$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
226553
Cost
$475
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
226554
Cost
$475
MUME-1085 Illustrator (Mac or PC) 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22W. Alejandro-Yarema226559$475
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22W. Alejandro-Yarema226560$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
W. Alejandro-Yarema
Section
226559
Cost
$475
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
W. Alejandro-Yarema
Section
226560
Cost
$475
MUME-1088 InDesign (Mac or PC) 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22E. Von Santiago226561$475
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22E. Von Santiago226562$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
226561
Cost
$475
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
226562
Cost
$475
COMP-1483 PhotoShop (Mac or PC) 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22E. Von Santiago226581$505
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22E. Von Santiago226583$505
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
226581
Cost
$505
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
226583
Cost
$505
MUME-2112 PhotoShop (Mac or PC) 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22E. Von Santiago226584$505
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22E. Von Santiago226627$505
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
226584
Cost
$505
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
E. Von Santiago
Section
226627
Cost
$505
MUME-1128 Publication Designmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22D. Bock226616$475
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22D. Bock226617$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
D. Bock
Section
226616
Cost
$475
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
D. Bock
Section
226617
Cost
$475
MUME-1149 Typography (Mac or PC) 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22W. Alejandro-Yarema226623$475
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22W. Alejandro-Yarema226624$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
W. Alejandro-Yarema
Section
226623
Cost
$475
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
W. Alejandro-Yarema
Section
226624
Cost
$475
MUME-1633 Web Site Development - Intromore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22D. Johnson226625$475
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22D. Johnson226626$475
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 22 - Sep 30, 22
Delivery
Instructor
D. Johnson
Section
226625
Cost
$475
Dates
Aug 01, 22 - Oct 31, 22
Delivery
Instructor
D. Johnson
Section
226626
Cost
$475

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing the program, you should:

  • Be able to apply basic design principles to present ideas, information, products, and services in a creative visual manner
  • Have fundamental technical skills, knowledge, and abilities in graphic design
  • Demonstrate adherence to professional graphic design industry standards

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College Polytechnic surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College Polytechnic.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete your part-time program within four years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

A program GPA of 2.0 (60%) is required to graduate.

You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details on applying to graduate and convocation, see rrc.ca/convocation.

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Employment Potential

For information on related programs and services, visit Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) at http://www.rhdcc-hrsdc.gc.ca.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB   R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489
Email: cde@rrc.ca

College Support Services

Red River College Polytechnic is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC Polytech.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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