Course Description

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 design 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 Notes: For the online sections of this course, all field trips and guest speaker presentations occur as virtual events and experiences.

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
  • Demonstrate an understanding of an art/design studio practice by participating in a variety of activities including lectures, demos, and discussions; individual and collaborative exercises and projects; and self and peer critiques

Additional Information

Parsons Academy offers students in grades 9-12 a broad selection of on-campus and synchronous online courses. Students in grades 3-8 may select from a variety of synchronous online courses. All of our synchronous online courses feature hands-on live studio sessions. We will provide additional information on COVID-related guidance for on-campus students upon enrollment. For more information on schedule, requirements, registration, and refund policies, see program details.

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Section Title
Graphic Design, Grades 9-12
11:00AM to 1:50PM
Jan 29, 2022 to Apr 16, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $505.00 Click here to get more information
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $505.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 04, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 29, 2022
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