Recommended Teacher Guided – Introduction to Graphics Design
Introduction to Graphic Design Course Description:
This course will introduce some of the fundamental practices and processes of graphic design. The intent of the class is to understand what graphic design is and what graphic design is for. Through a series of graphic design exercises based on printed materials such as business card, signs, posters, and books, students will learn not only the basic understanding about typography, color, and design, but also diverse graphic forms and methods of story telling. In this course there will be slide lectures overviewing the history and concepts in graphic design as well as various contemporary examples of design. Students will apply the contents of the lectures through in-class assignments, large projects, and critiques. Short format projects are used as a means for the student to explore individually, within the classroom structure, formal design vocabulary, and the different stages of process. Student must participate by inviting and providing constructive criticism to other classmates. Students will also learn Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for projects.
Student will produce following projects:
- Creating Poster
- Creating Animal character with Adobe Illustrator
- Three series of advertisements
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