You will be introduced to the ideas, processes and skills needed to make a printed and bound publication. This course will present you to graphic design fundamentals including colour and composition, image and typography, printing and binding. You will explore a range of approaches to making – from hands-on analogue processes like screen printing and letterpress, to digital processes using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign for digital print.
You will be based in our graphic design studios, using traditional processes and the latest technology, taught by our experienced graphic design academics.
Length of course:
First programme day:
Mon, 15 Jul, 2019
Last programme day:
Fri, 2 Aug, 2019
You will be introduced to considerations fundamental to graphic design. This will include an introduction to colour and composition for print through analogue and digital processes. You will conclude the week developing your ideas and experimenting in the screen-printing workshops.
You will be introduced to typography through screen-based and analogue processes (InDesign and letterpress). 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 start the week learning book binding skills appropriate to your publication. You’ll then spend two days using the skills you have learnt, and with support from tutors, to realise your individual printed and bound 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.