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Fundamentals of Graphic Design, California Institute of the Arts

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Graphic Design is all around us! Words and pictures—the building blocks of graphic design—are the elements that carry the majority of the content in both the digital world and the printed world. As graphic design becomes more visible and prevalent in our lives, graphic design as a practice becomes more important in our culture. Through visual examples, this course will teach you the fundamental principles of graphic design: imagemaking, typography, composition, working with color and shape... foundational skills that are common in all areas of graphic design practice. I don't just want you to watch a video of someone talking about design, I want you to MAKE design! If you want to be a designer you have to be a maker and a communicator, so this course will offer you lots of opportunities to get your hands dirty with exercises and with more practical projects. At the end of this course you will have learned how to explore and investigate visual representation through a range of image-making techniques; understand basic principles of working with shape, color and pattern; been exposed to the language and skills of typography; and understand and have applied the principles of composition and visual contrast. If you complete the course, along with its optional (but highly recommended) briefs, you will have a core set of graphic design skills that you can apply to your own projects, or to more deeply investigate a specialized area of graphic design. To succeed in this course you will need access to a computer. You can complete this course without one but it will be tougher. Access to, and a beginner's level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs, such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign will help you, especially if you want to complete the optional briefs....

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автор: GA

Aug 21, 2018

Very interesting, I liked the format. Easy to follow, nice excercises. It's actually good to cover the basics of design, even if you are not an absolute beginner, and especially if you are self taught

автор: CS

May 10, 2018

An ok course for beginners. A bit too basic for someone who has already had experience in design, but is great anyway cause it breaks things back down to the simplest parts to help you remember roots.

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автор: Ryu Min Seung

Dec 16, 2018

Good for beginner!

автор: Gaetano Garofalo

Dec 15, 2018

The students need more contacts with professors.

автор: Matt Kopay

Dec 13, 2018

Great introduction to graphic design, started me off on the right path to a new career.

автор: Aušrinė Oželienė

Dec 13, 2018

Easy understandable fundamentals of graphic design with practical tasks.

автор: Todd Hurst

Dec 13, 2018

The lessons are easy to follow and packed creative knowledge and helpful tips not B.S!

автор: Richel Fachrein

Dec 13, 2018


автор: Popescu Raluca

Dec 11, 2018

Great course for beginners! Thank you!

автор: Gillian Stirland

Dec 10, 2018


great to have a certificate and more knowledge in stuff i've been doing for years to promote my business ventures


автор: Charles Ian Wilson

Dec 09, 2018

Very proffesional

автор: Nuria Mansilla Fernández

Dec 08, 2018

It has been very pleasant and very useful. A fantastic base to continue learning