Conveying a specific message to a targeted audience requires a professional with creative skills who is referred to as a graphic designer. Graphic design is the study and practice of communicating ideas and information through printed, environmental and digital presentations This course provides the fundamental technical and creative skills required for a graphic designer. The subject is a mix of Typography and images we try to integrate messages that interest, inform, and persuade intended audiences. We also use research, critical thinking, creativity, and a range of problem - solving principles to solve complex visual communication problems within the constraints of time, space, budget, and technology.
In this course students learn how to produce digital images, illustrations, and layouts, addressing such foundational design theory topics as color, typography, and composition. Class assignments involve hands-on photo editing, logo design, poster design, magazine covers and layouts, and many other important practices.
Students will gain proficiency in the following software in this subject. • Adobe Photoshop • Adobe Indesign • Adobe Illustrator • Corel Draw
- Students will create the presentation elements that surround the main showreel. Students will learn how to make successful presentations that address the needs expressed in a variety of job descriptions. Presentation materials created in class will include visual branding, creating reel openers and closers, and the compilation of any traditional artwork. This class will culminate in a finished, professional demo reel on a DVD presented to a large audience for feedback.
- The portfolio for graphic design will include Stationary Designs inclusive of the Business card, Letterhead & Envelope. Logos and Company Identities for a corporate communication. Advertising layouts & Web design template designs. Packaging Designs, Posters, Danglers, POPs, Leaflets, Menu cards, Invitation & Greetings, Newspaper & Newsletter layouts with typography presentations etc.