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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CDPB 104</span>

CDPB 104 Introduction to Book Design


Certificate Credit
Communication & Design Program Area


Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $784.32* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)
Available through Distance Education


This course outlines the basics of good book design in the context of evolving computer technology. The focus of the course is to equip the student with the knowledge, skills, and procedures necessary to make appropriate choices in designing books. Specific topics include designing appropriately for different audiences, selecting appropriate typefaces and sizes, making page layouts with photos and illustrations, matching visual structure to editorial structure, selecting appropriate materials, designing jackets and covers, and cost implications of design decisions. Although no specific computer application will be taught, students may be expected to complete assignments using either word-processing or page-layout applications.

Note: All course assignments will be completed in Adobe InDesign. It is strongly recommended that students complete CDPB 212 or have equivalent Adobe Suite software (Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop) experience prior to taking this course.

Distance Course Outline (subject to change)

Fall 2017
Enrolment for Fall 2017 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
Distance Delivery Option
Distance: Internet11 Sep 2017 - 09 Dec 2017
Winter 2018
Priority enrolment is open through RAMSS only for students registered in certificate programs. Regular enrolment begins on August 28, 2017.
Classroom Delivery Option
Monday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.15 Jan 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
Spring/Summer 2018
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on February 12, 2018. Regular enrolment begins on February 26, 2018.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Spring/Summer 2018.

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