Summer Study Abroad - Graphic Design

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocation
03/07/2017 - 21/07/2017Monday - Friday10.00 - 16.003 Weeks£1795AvailableGranary Sq. - N1C

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Summer Study Abroad - Graphic Design

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This three-week course explores the different subject areas of contemporary graphic design through a series of studio projects, turning you from a design student into a design thinker. The emphasis is on ideas-based problem solving as well as exploring 'What is graphic design?' You will tackle typographic and design projects and explore image-making through illustration and photography, all the time working with actual tutors from the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins...

Taught by: Jaap de Maat, Emily Wood.

Description

This three-week course explores the different subject areas of contemporary graphic design through a series of studio projects, turning you from a design student into a design thinker. The emphasis is on ideas-based problem solving as well as exploring 'What is graphic design?' You will tackle typographic and design projects and explore image-making through illustration and photography, all the time working with actual tutors from the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course at Central Saint Martins.

Topics covered

  • As you explore creativity and experimentation you will be encouraged to find relationships between the different subject areas of design and learn in workshops to push your skills to new levels.
  • The first week is a dynamic introduction to the visual context of London as a source of inspiration.
  • Practical sessions will be combined with the opportunity to explore London's public space and museums.
  • There will be critiques and discussions about the work-in-progress designed to give you confidence and increase your design vocabulary.
  • During the second week you will explore a longer project based around you as a practitioner.
  • Short one-day projects will keep the pace going, ready for finishing your work off in the third week.
  • Your main project will be supplemented by a few experimental one-day pieces and each student will have some tutorial time with the main tutor before their final group presentation and discussion.

You will leave the course inspired and knowledgeable about this dynamic and ever-changing area of art and design as it appears in a London context. Previous students reported that they have gained confidence from talking about their work and have felt more prepared to either continue their studies or seek employment in the global field of graphic design.

Who should take this course?

Students booking onto this course are expected to be independent and highly motivated and should have prior experience in graphic design, preferably having completed one year at university level. This is a course based on thinking, talking and making, and it will spend time on concepts rather than software skills. Bring your laptop if you can, but this is not essential as software skills are not a priority.

View a short video of student work on YouTube

Entry requirements

This course requires prior experience in Graphic Design. In order to assess your suitability for this course, please complete the following questions and email them to the Short Course office before booking. You can email your answers to: studyabroad@csm.arts.ac.uk

1. Where are you currently studying Graphic Design?
2. What interests you most about this course?
3. What do you hope to get from this course?
4. What are your plans for the future?
5. Who is your favourite Graphic Designer?
6. What made you want to study Graphic Design?

Learn more about Study Abroad at CSM by visiting the Study Abroad webpage



Tutor information

Since graduating from BA Graphic design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Jaap de Maat has worked as co- founder in design studio 'Joep Jacobs' and has recently moved to London to expand his work field. His work is mostly focussed on print based graphic design for culture institutes. http://www.studiojoepjacobs.nl/about.php


Emily Wood 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. www.regdesign.co.uk

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Sketch books and note books
  • Some basic equipment, pens pencils paper etc.
  • A digital camera
  • Laptop
  • Memory stick or hard drive


Details for booking

Alternative Dates and Times

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