Graphic Design For Beginners (Online)

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Graphic design begins with ideas. This course encourages the development of ideas through observation and research as well as an understanding of layout and typography. The course includes eight diverse but related projects, inspired by the BA degree course at Central Saint Martins...

Taught by: Ruth Sykes.

Description

Graphic design begins with ideas. This course encourages the development of ideas through observation and research as well as an understanding of layout and typography. The course includes eight diverse but related projects, inspired by the BA degree course at Central Saint Martins. Beginning with ideas and observation, the projects continue with an introduction to type and layout; image making with illustration and photography; bookmaking; and finally a comprehensive graphic design brief that draws on all the previous projects. You will be required to complete the projects in your own time to maximise your learning process and upload your work for constructive feedback during the live session.

This course is aimed at beginners to graphic design who are willing to experiment and produce an inventive portfolio, either for an application for further study or for those who just want to refresh themselves and exercise an enquiring mind.

Please note that this course does not include teaching of computer programs and knowledge of graphic design computer programmes is not required to complete the projects.

Course Schedule - 8 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week

1st week
Ideas

2nd week
Type

3rd week
Photography

4th week
Layout - poster

5th week
Illustration

6th week
Layout - magazine

7th week
Bookmaking

8th week
Review of your work

Please note this course is being delivered on UK time.To view more information and a live UK clock, please follow this link: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/uk/london

Please refer to your joining instructions about getting set up for your first session.
Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here:
http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/short-courses/short-courses-online/frequently-asked-questions/



Tutor information

Ruth Sykes is a co-founder of the REG design studio and is a graduate and associate lecturer of the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins.

Materials

Please ensure that you have the following materials to hand:

  • Black ink pen
  • Sketchbook (A4 size)
  • Scissors
  • Scalpel knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Metal safety ruler
  • Glue stick
  • PVA glue
  • A3 white paper (around 80gsm) x 12 sheets
  • A3 tracing paper (around 6 sheets)
  • A camera (any sort, a camera phone is fine)
  • Millboard, A4 size x 2 sheets
  • Cartridge paper, A4 size x 4 sheets
  • Coloured pens and pencils can be useful
  • 1 x USB webcam (external), to easily show work in progress

To complete your projects further materials are usually required, which will depend on your ideas for your projects.



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
07/02/2017 - 28/03/2017Tuesday18:30 - 20:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
27/02/2017 - 24/04/2017Monday10:00 - 11:308 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
04/04/2017 - 23/05/2017Tuesday18:30 - 20:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket
30/05/2017 - 18/07/2017Tuesday18:30 - 20:008 Weeks£520Available Online Add to Basket