Layout For Beginners (Online)
Online courses occur as a live session for 1.5 hours each week, during which time you will interact with your tutor, classmates and course content using in-built audio and video chat, instant messaging and the virtual work display area.
Learn the principles of creative layout and put them into practice during this eight week course. Layout for beginners is suitable for newcomers to layout design either with or without computer layout knowledge.Each week an assignment is begun in the live online class using hand-made methods of pencils, paper, scissors and glue...
Taught by: Clementine Mitchell.
Learn the principles of creative layout and put them into practice during this eight week course. Layout for beginners is suitable for newcomers to layout design either with or without computer layout knowledge.
Each week an assignment is begun in the live online class using hand-made methods of pencils, paper, scissors and glue. Assignments are completed in between classes, and presented for tutor feedback in the next live class. Students may complete their assignments either by hand or by computer if they have the requisite technology and skills. Please note the course does not provide instruction on how to use computer programmes.
Course Schedule - 8 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week
Layout basics, postcard assignment
Larger scale layout, poster assignment
Weeks 3 & 4:
Editorial layout, magazine assignment
Small publication layout: booklet assignment
Website layout 1, basic desk/laptop home page assignment
Website layout 2, basic mobile home page
A review of work, with final project feedback, plus a question and answer session.
This course suits people who want to improve their understanding of creative layout design. Students will leave the course with a portfolio of creative layout projects that demonstrate your learning, and a confidence in your understanding of the principles of layout that you can apply to future projects. Examples of follow-on study after this course might include computer layout skills courses; or further study of graphic design and typography.
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:
Clementine is a London based graphic designer with a background in art direction, graphics and illustration. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2004 she has gone on to work for agencies in the UK and abroad, establishing and managing the brand identity and communications of clients including Virgin Media, Envision, The Young Foundation and BT.
Clementine has also been a lecturer at Ravensbourne for six years, here she has successfully planned and delivered short courses in design as well as being a member of the Foundation Graphic Design team.
Course-specific equipment required:
- A printer to print lesson resources (either black and white or colour)
- Cutting tools: scissors, craft knife, cutting mat, metal safety ruler
- Pencil case containing: pencil, eraser, black rollerball-type ink pen, coloured pencils are useful, glue stick
- A3 tracing paper pad
- Removable ?Magic? tape (e.g. Scotch Removable Magic Tape or similar)
- Access to a photocopier is required to finish projects when using hand-made methods
Reading list: The reading list is not essential, but students with the time to read would benefit from the following books: ?Layout?, G Ambrose & P Harris, 2nd ed. pub. AVA books 2011 ?Grids: Creative Solutions for Graphic Designers?, L Roberts, pub. Rotovision, 2008 ?How to design websites?, A Pipes, pub. Laurence King 2011