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.

For required texts and materials, please check the Art Cellar.

Register Before: September 27

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.


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

VC 4207 20 FA17
Date Start: 
Monday, October 2, 2017
Date End: 
Friday, December 15, 2017
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students 18 and over
Days of Week: 
Online - Asynchronous