Course Description

Learn the fundamentals of graphic design in this hands-on live session online design studio. Graphic design is all around you—on subway posters, websites, T-shirts, candy wrappers. It is the medium in which words and images combine to communicate messages effectively. In this online studio, students focus on learning analog and digital creative problem-solving techniques and the basics of graphic form and expressive typography. This course requires access to an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (not included).

Course Length - Online & On Campus 11 weeks

See Access to Campus guidelines for on-campus sections.

Learner Outcomes

By the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Develop a basic vocabulary of typographic and design terminology to strengthen the ability to self and group-critique the technical and process-oriented aspects of design.
  • Introduce the relationship between content and form using 2-D design principles, type anatomy, and typographic layout principles to promote the use of an effective design process.
  • Examine how type and image are brought together to clearly convey a chosen message.
  • Develop a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Examine influential designers and periods in graphic design history.
  • Incorporate design research and written reflection into the beginning and end of every
  • assignment to aid in the growth of each student’s own personal design methodology.
  • Show an understanding of the virtual art/design studio environment and practice by participating in a variety of synchronous (real-time interaction) activities including lectures, demos, and discussions; individual and collaborative exercises and projects; and self and peer critiques.

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Section Title
Graphic Design, Grades 9-12
11:00AM to 1:50PM
Sep 25, 2021 to Dec 11, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $505.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $505.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Oct 29, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 25, 2021
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