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Graphic Design - Beginners (Summer Evenings)

Graphic Design - Beginners (Summer Evenings)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Alex McCullough


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: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

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


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A3 Sketchpad
  • A5 lined notepad
  • Pencil case containing the following items:
  • Scissors
  • Scalpel
  • Eraser
  • Ruler
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Black Marker Pen.

Available dates