This online course provides a practical introduction to the fundamental principles of graphic design.
The course is suitable for those wishing to discover the exciting and dynamic field of graphic communication while developing visual skills using type and image. Short subject related lectures will introduce students to a range of graphic design approaches and techniques with practical exercises encouraging experimentation while developing the ability to communicate ideas and problem solve.
The course aims to provide a supportive, collaborative environment for students to learn, experiment and have fun.
You will be introduced to considerations fundamental to graphic design. This will include an introduction to colour and composition through both analogue and digital processes. You will conclude the week developing your ideas for the content for a publication through digital processes such as Photoshop and InDesign.
You will be introduced to typography and image production through screen-based and analogue processes (including letterpress and screenprint). You will use some of the work you produced in week one adding and overlaying type. You will manipulate your images in Photoshop and produce layouts in InDesign, then you will output your designs using a Risograph. You will complete the week learning book binding skills appropriate to resolution of your publication.
Your publications will be celebrated through an exhibition and your work should be of a standard to add to your professional portfolio.
The week culminates in the presentation of your publication, awards and prize giving.
Please note that you will be in a workshop environment where health and safety regulations must be followed to ensure safe working practice.
All classes will be taught in English