Graphic Design Fundamentals

iMac_ComputerThis course teaches a basic understanding of the graphic design process. Topics include analyzing the design elements and principles, exploring industry tools, software and equipment and learning composition techniques to develop a quality product.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn principles of and elements of design
  • Gain a foundation in recognizing design elements
  • Develop basic hands on-skills in the use of graphic design software and materials
  • Recognize, evaluate, and create graphic design projects
  • Explore careers in graphic design.

Example Areas of Focus:

  • Overview of history and principles of design
  • Desktop publishing (layout, InDesign basics)
  • Typography, headlines and captions
  • Promotional design (posters, fliers, ads)
  • Story package design
  • Visual graphics (art, photos, composition, Photoshop)
  • Page/spread design