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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CDPB 212</span>

CDPB 212 Visual Skills for Publishing


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


Visual literacy is the ability to interpret elements of design and understand how they are used in specific contexts, but visual skills must be honed if we are to become visually literate. This course addresses the integral role of visual communication in all aspects of publishing. Topics include the history of photography; image research and editing; permissions; editing and design of tables, graphs, diagrams, and maps; editorial-design and marketing-design interaction; technology and typography fundamentals; and effective print and web design.

Note: This course is offered in a Mac computer lab on campus or online. Although instruction in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop will be provided, to complete the work successfully students who are completely unfamiliar with these programs must be prepared to spend time outside class mastering basic techniques through online tutorials.

Note: This course is offered in the Spring/Summer term as part of 'Publishing Intensive' (CDPB 999).

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.
Classroom Delivery Option
Monday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.11 Sep 2017 - 11 Dec 2017
Winter 2018
Enrolment for Winter 2018 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: Internet15 Jan 2018 - 14 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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