Graphic Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds
This is a practical, intensive course suitable for enthusiastic and open-minded students with a keen interest in graphic design. This project-based course will enable you to develop and improve the basic design skills required by graphic designers...
Taught by: Hannah Ball, Chris Ratcliffe.
This is a practical, intensive course suitable for enthusiastic and open-minded students with a keen interest in graphic design. This project-based course will enable you to develop and improve the basic design skills required by graphic designers. Creativity and ideas are really important and you will be encouraged to explore and broaden your approach to, and understanding of, graphic design as a subject. Please note that you will not be using computers on this course.
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?
The course will be of interest to:
- young learners with a keen interest in graphic design
- those thinking of applying for further study in graphic design
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)