Graphic Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds
A practical and intensive course suitable for enthusiastic and open-minded beginners with a keen interest in graphic design. By engaging with projects, you will develop and improve fundamental graphic design skills. You will broaden your understanding of graphic design and extend your practice...
Taught by: Hannah Ball, Chris Ratcliffe.
A practical and intensive course suitable for enthusiastic and open-minded beginners with a keen interest in graphic design. By engaging with projects, you will develop and improve fundamental graphic design skills. You will broaden your understanding of graphic design and extend your practice. Computers will not be used on this course, but there will be a strong focus on creativity and generation of ideas.
Work produced during this course may form part of a portfolio for application to graphic design courses at foundation or degree levels.
During the week you will be required to show high levels of commitment in the production of extensive amounts of work. In response to set design briefs, through the production of original, exciting and innovative work, you will cover the following areas:
- development of visual research
- concept generation and concept development
- presentation of final design solutions.
Entry requirements: You must be at least 16 and no older than 18 years old.
Who should take this course?
Young learners with a keen interest in graphic design.
Those thinking of applying for further studies in the subject.
Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only
Chris Ratcliffe has worked for several years as tutors in Graphic Communication Design on the Foundation Course at Central Saint Martins. He is a founding member of creative collective Garudio Studiage and his work spans the disciplines of graphic design, fine art, fashion promotion, accessories and product design. He creates products, events and artworks for clients including the V&A, Red Bull UK, Wieden+Kennedy, Graham Norton, Nike, Levis, Comic Relief and Paul Smith. Chris studied at the University of Brighton and Camberwell College of Arts and has a specialist knowledge of screen printing and print production. He also teaches regularly on BA courses at UCA at Epsom.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- A4 Sketchbook
Pencil case to include:
- Black pens & pencils
- A few colour pencils & pens
- Pritt stick
- Metal safety ruler
- Digital Camera if you have one (one on your phone is adequate)