Graphic Design - Beginners (Summer Evenings) (Online Short Course)
Graphic design is about thinking and making. This computer free course offers students a chance to jump right into the creative process. This introductory course covers areas such as typography, layout and image-making, all backed up by creative thought and idea generation. This is a course for those who are eager to learn and get to grips with the subject.
The course is delivered through the setting of project briefs, with presentations and exercises to aid participants to learn through doing each project.
You will spend some time doing group critiques, as they are a key part of developing design ideas, through providing and receiving feedback. This will also enable participants to learn and use design terminology while developing their own critical dialogue within graphic design.
For courses delivered in the part-time mode (for example, over 10 weeks), homework preparation between sessions will be encouraged. However, if students are unable to manage to do work between sessions, they still will be able to get feedback on whatever stage they have got to in the following week.
Please note that this is a computer-free course.
Please note that all courses scheduled to start before 30 June 2020 will take place in an online classroom. Courses starting after this date will be held in our onsite classrooms.
For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.
All our Online Short Courses include:
- Live online lessons with the same tutors
- The same course content and learning outcomes
- Lesson recordings, for review
- Access to VLE with course content
- Forums for support
- 3 months online access
- Certificate upon completion
Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.
Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and olderPlease note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.
Alex McCullough works as a designer, art director and lecturer in London. Alex has contributed to and lead courses teaching visual communication at the University of East London’s design faculty A.D.I. 2014 —2017.
In recent years Alex’s practice has been rooted primarily in the music industry, where he maintains consistent roles as art director for some of the UK’s most exciting contemporary electronic music labels and promoters. See Alex's website at alexmccullough.co.uk
Please bring with you to the first session:
- A3 Sketchpad
- A5 lined notepad
- Pencil case containing the following items:
- Black Marker Pen.
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