Introduction to Graphic Design (Fall 2014)

Design and Digital Media

Graphic design is everywhere. From t‐shirts to posters, traffic signs to logos, graphic design is used to visually communicate an idea, a message, or a statement. Students in this class will explore graphic design as a practice and learn to put to work the concepts and principles of design.

Hands‐on, in‐class exercises, and real world, structured assignments will immerse students in the elements of graphic design, including typography, layout, color, and graphic form. Through detailed projects, exposure to current examples and contemporary practices, and experimentation with materials, students will become aware of the creative process of graphic design. They will develop concepts from an initial idea rendered in a sketchbook to final compositions using the Adobe Creative Suite. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software. / Facilities fee of $40 in addition to class tuition. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator, with a basic understanding of Photoshop) and Mac OS X.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook, USB drive, blank CD, or cloud storage option for saving work.

Please Register Before: September 8

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. UPDATE: Minimum enrollment has been met.

Class Savings

/ Register on or before Aug 25 and receive $25 off total tuition.
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Contact MCAD Continuing Education at 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

Image courtesy of CE instructor, Neal Peterson.

Course Details

Course Number: VC 9411
Dates: Sep. 10 – Nov. 12
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Neal Peterson
Main Building Room 331
Non-Credit Tuition: $380.00
1 Credit Tuition: $776.00

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