Summer: Graphic Media Design
On this three-week course, you will explore the relationships between graphic design, communication systems and media processes through studio based technical workshops, discussions and other activities.With an emphasis on visual research and exploration we will examine the function of typography...
Taught by: A range of guest tutors and expert practitioners
On this three-week course, you will explore the relationships between graphic design, communication systems and media processes through studio based technical workshops, discussions and other activities.
With an emphasis on visual research and exploration we will examine the function of typography, layout and basic design principles, letterpress, screen printing, risograph printing, digital filmmaking and the relationship between print and digital media.
There will be the opportunity to visit museums and galleries in London to see the latest design techniques and get some inspiration. Previous students have visited the Imperial War Museum and Carsten Holler: Decision exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre.
A key part of the course will be recording the process of design and you will set-up a blog to record your design journey in words, images and video.
You will receive a number of briefs that will generate visual research, recording your work, thoughts and ideas in sketchbooks or online digital workbooks (blogs).
There will be gallery/exhibition visit to the British Museum and the Wellcome Collection.
At the end of the week you will present your idea and development for discussion and debate.
The focus will be on experimentation.
You will have the opportunity to produce individual work in response to the briefs from week one in LCC's extensive and industry standard studios and workshops with our expert tutors.
Workshops may include:
- Riso printing
- Video editing
- Animation, motion graphics
In this week you will concentrate on developing an individual project to be presented at the end of the week. You will have the opportunity to create work about an issue that interests you and that reflects your new understanding of the relationship between graphic and media design.
There will be further gallery/exhibition visits.
You will also produce a research document that records your 3 weeks on the Summer School.
At the end of this week you will install an exhibition for assessment. On the final afternoon there will be a graduation ceremony and party.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
- Explore and develop your research and analytical skills (Research)
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles and conventions of graphic design (Analysis)
- Demonstrate an awareness of subject specific graphic design principles in the realisation of concepts and ideas (Subject Knowledge)
- Conduct Media and materials exploration through prototyping (Experimentation)
- Execute and visualise ideas in an appropriate media (Technical Competence)
- Show clarity of communication through the presentation of ideas (Communication and Presentation)
- Show an awareness of suitable behaviours for professional design practice (Collaborative and/or Professional Working)
"As a student studying design, I enjoyed being able to have the opportunity to use and learn about the equipment UAL has to offer that my school doesn’t. I feel as if this course was almost too short.”
"Overall it was a great experience. We went to a few museums that were fun and relevant, we were encouraged to go out and explore on our own."
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day of the course:
- Laptop (preferably a Mac)
- Smartphone (with a camera)
- A4 Notebook
Course Handbook: Download an example Handbook - Graphic Media Design PDF [381kb]. Each year the content, dates and tutors vary slightly.
Summer Study Abroad Entry Requirements:
Academic - You should have some prior undergraduate study, but do not need to have studied graphic design - you may have studied a class in design, or you may be a graduate who has taken continuing education classes in design. You must have some familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator etc.) If you have questions about your academic background, please make an enquiry to the UAL Study Abroad team.
English - You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an IELTS score of 6.0. The Language Centre at University of the Arts London offers English courses for overseas students.
On completion of this course you will recive a short course certificate of attendance.
If you need any additional supporting documentation to convert this into credit for your home university we can provide that for you. This summer school is based on classes from BA Graphic Design courses at London College of Communication.
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