Graphic Design Essentials with the Adobe Creative Suite (Fall 2014)

Design and Digital Media Online

This class introduces individuals with little or no design background to the graphic design practice. Students work both on and off the computer to complete assignments that explore basic 2D communication principles integrating color, shape, texture, typography, and photography to build a visual language.

Watch a sample lesson with instructor, Eric Carlson. Essential skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator that support the task of each assignment will be taught through weekly tutorials. Students will develop an understanding of the stages of the design process (research, ideation, sketching, etc.), and project outcomes include collages, patterns, posters, and a logo.

At the end of the class, students will be guided through the process of sequencing and presenting a digital portfolio of their designs. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Required Software: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator (version CS2 or highter).

Required Hardware: Computer with internet access, Digital camera and/or scanner.

Required Textbooks: Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design, Gomez-Palacio and Vit (ISBN: 978-1592537426).

Required Materials: Variety of papers and drawing tools.

MCAD also offers a 2-year Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design Certificate geared towards adults looking to enter the design field. Learn more today.

Online Learning classes are not eligible for the early registration or multiple class discounts.

Questions?

Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.edu or call 612.874.3765.

MCAD also offers a 2-year Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design Certificate geared towards adults looking to enter the design field. Learn more today.

Course Details

Course Number: VC 4207
Dates: Oct. 6 – Dec. 19
Days: 
Online - Asynchronous
Time: 
Online - Asynchronous
Instructor:
Eric Carlson
Room:
Online - Asynchronous
Non-Credit Tuition: $760.00
2 Credit Tuition: $1552.00

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