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Graphic Design Principles Short Course

Course description

It includes an introduction to the components of any design project: typography, colour, form, grids and structure. Practical exercises will enable you to produce your own work, resulting in a small 'portfolio' by the end of the course. While the course will cover basic features of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, which will be used for some of the exercises, Students should have a prior basic understanding of these programs to get the most out of the course.

Course outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Deconstruct/analyse examples of visual design
  • Understand what makes a piece of design work
  • Create your own designs
  • Use basic functions of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign

Who should attend
Those who want to improve their design judgement and make more effective use of graphic design work produced by themselves and others.

Level
Beginner - no previous experience is necessary but a basic understanding of Adobe programs is ideal.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

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Details

Topics covered

  • Fundamental principles of graphic design
  • Design vocabulary
  • Typography
  • How space and shape convey meaning
  • Layout and grids
  • Collage using Adobe Photoshop
  • Analysis of visual design
  • Use of colour

Materials

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Meet the Tutor:

Graphic design is a constantly evolving discipline and is a dynamic and rewarding subject to study. This beginners short course will give you an understanding of fundamental design elements and principles.

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