Graphic Design is an introduction to elements of design, spatial relationships, typography and imagery as they apply to practical visual solutions for self-promotion, resumes, logo design, Web design, and sequential systems. In this course, the student explores the basic foundations of design through a series of visual projects that explore the principles and elements of design. Students will work both with analog and digital media as they explore two-dimensional and three-dimensional design along with color theory. This course will help develop and explore a student’s ability to communicate visually.
In each lesson students acquire new skills, which take some effort. Beyond fundamental skills are various levels of creativity. Each lesson provides room for a student to express the technical skill learned in his or her own creative way.
Software Needed (Choose One)
Adobe Illustrator (there is a cost associated, Mac OS X, Windows)
Adobe Photoshop (there is a cost associated, Mac OS X, Windows)
GIMP (free downloadable, Mac OS X, Windows, GNU/Linux)
Pixlr (free browser-based program, Mac OS X, Windows, GNU/Linux, Chrome OS)