Graphic Design Essentials with the Adobe Creative Suite (Spring 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.
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 Hardware: Digital camera and/or scanner.
Required Software: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator (version CS2 or higher).
Strongly Suggested Software: Beginner's knowledge of at least one of the Adobe Creative Suite programs.
Required Textbook: Graphic Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the Language, Applications, and History of Graphic Design, Gomez-Palacio and Vit (ISBN: 978-1592537426).
Strongly Suggested Textbook: Picture This: How Pictures Work, Bang (ISBN: 978-1587170300).
Required Materials: Variety of papers and drawing tools.
Online Learning classes are not eligible for the early registration or multiple class discounts.
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2 Credit Tuition: $1500.00