Image, Form, and Text: A Workshop on Visual Communication (Spring 2015)

Design and Digital Media

Graphic design informs, motivates, and inspires. In this class, students will get a quick introduction to the theory and practice of graphic design through presentations and fun and engaging hands on activities.

Geared for the non-designer, this short, in-depth workshop will take students through the process of learning about design principles, considering how to effectively use what they've learned, and then applying those principles to create a compelling and effective piece of visual communication.

Class activities will allow students to experiment with graphic design elements such as layout, type, color, image, and hierarchy. Whether students want to design a poster, create an image to adorn a t-shirt, or work up their own greeting card, the concepts taught in these two sessions will help take that project to the next level. / Materials fee of $10 in addition to tuition. / Open to students ages 18 and above.

Prerequisite: Previous painting and drawing experience helpful, but not required.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook. / A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

Please Register Before: February 9

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings

/ Register on or before January 20 and save $25. 

/ Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only). 

/ Additional savings. Are you eligible?


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

Course Number: CSDE 4201
Dates: Mar. 5 – Mar. 12
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Zach Keenan
Main Building Room 414
Non-Credit Tuition: $76.00

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