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Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation (16-18 year olds)

Graphic Design Portfolio Preparation (16-18 year olds)

London College of Communication
Taught by
Stephen Hall


From the text on your mobile phone, to the logos on your clothes graphic design is everywhere. This course has been designed specifically for younger students who want to learn more about contemporary graphic design studies. Based in LCC’s expertise in graphic education it will introduce you to the fundamentals of the subject with a large focus on making and experimentation.

Taught through exercises, lectures, workshops and individual guidance it will give you a firm knowledge of the context and techniques of current graphic design. A key focus of the course is the emphasis on cross-disciplinary work and will encourage creative thinking outside of graphic design as a fixed subject area. This may include the application of graphics to fine art, animation, multimedia or interaction.

Please note this course is suitable for you if you are applying for further study at LCC, but does not guarantee entry.

Topics Covered

  • Case studies and context
  • Ideas generation and experimentation
  • Fundamentals of graphic design: type, line, colour and texture
  • Image selection and manipulation
  • Notebook and collage development
  • Poster design
  • London design visit
  • Individual project
  • Presentation of work and peer critiques
  • Interdisciplinary design

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

  • Have a small body of graphic design work
  • Develop experience in experimentation
  • Enhance your technical and conceptual skills
  • Understand how to develop your work through experimentation
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of design processes

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you if you between16 – 18 and are considering further study or a career in graphic design.

Beginner: You do not need any previous experience.

Follow Up Courses
Once you have completed this course you may be interested in booking on Animation and Illustration Portfolio Preparation (16-18 Year Olds) or Advertising Portfolio Preparation (16 – 18 Year Olds).

Related undergraduate courses at LCC
Once you have taken this course you may be interested in applying for BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction,BA (Hons) Graphic and Media Design or BA (Hons) Graphic Branding and Identity.

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Tutor Description

With over 25 years embedded in the disciplines of design, art and education, Stephen Hall has delivered on several UAL undergraduate courses and the Foundation Diploma at LCC since 2007. Originally studying Fine Art, before embarking on a career in Illustration, Stephen complemented his practice with educational work teaching English and Art in various capacities. After studying Graphic Design in London he founded Magpie Designs which specialises in providing illustrative graphic design solutions across a wide array of formate including print, web, animation and multi-media.

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