Graphic design touches the lives of every person. It is central to how we construct and convey meaning. Gain a robust working knowledge of print design, information design, branding, and dynamic media (user experience design).

Students are introduced to visual principles, as the basis of graphic design communication, and elements and issues of visual language. The course covers the manipulation of graphic form to convey meaning, strategies for idea generation and development of unique concepts, and the designer’s role as visual storyteller. Prerequisites: drawing skills, … Read more

Start Date

09/04

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

12/11

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

An introduction to the world of Advertising. Students will explore the role of the art director and will develop skills in creative concepting, strategy, art direction, and writing all based on a “Big Idea” approach. The course will result in a collection of original campaigns across all industry mediums, that … Read more

Start Date

09/04

Meeting Day

Wednesdays

End Date

12/11

Faculty

Joe Krikava

Time

6pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students apply knowledge of foundational design and typographic principles to produce effective visual communications for a targeted audience. The designer’s role and responsibilities including the development of design content and designing for user needs as well as client goals are explored. Prerequisites: Foundations of Graphic Design, and a working knowledge … Read more

Start Date

09/05

Meeting Day

Thursday

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Kristen Mallia

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students apply skills for concept development, visual design, and user-centered thinking to design projects of moderate complexity for both print and interactive media. Prerequisites: Graphic Design 1, Intermediate Typography; students should also have completed Interaction Design (or be taking it at the same time) or have some background in User … Read more

Start Date

09/05

Meeting Day

Thursday

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Damon Jones

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students bring advanced skills for concept, design, and design thinking to planning, designing and prototyping dynamic screen-based interactive experiences. We investigate complex systems of information emphasizing organization, navigation and usability. We focus on designing a valuable experience for the user while creating portfolio-quality prototypes for the web. Prerequisites: Interaction Design … Read more

Start Date

09/05

Meeting Day

Thursday

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Michael Cobb

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Interactions are a core part of our everyday experiences. We interact with the world, each other, and with dynamic systems. This class explores the design process, prototyping, and evaluation of interactive experiences. Through project-based curriculum, students are exposed to various dimensions in design of interactive experiences, including user experience, information … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Monday

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Chiranit Prateepasen

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

This course is an exploration of how typographic techniques and principles are used for effective visual communications through professional typesetting, typographic layout, and expressive use of type. Students build skills for creating cohesive typographic systems, information hierarchy, and typographic grids. Prerequisites: drawing skills; for Graphic Design Certificate Students, Foundations of … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Monday

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Discover the synergy between Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign with course work based on a real-life project. Each program is approached as a specialized tool: Illustrator for digital illustrations and web graphics; Photoshop for editing images and creating special effects for web, broadcast, or print design; InDesign as a desktop … Read more

Start Date

09/09

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

12/16

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Students apply typographic principles to communication design projects of moderate complexity. They strengthen skills in building typographic relationships and detail, creating sophisticated typographic layouts, including dynamic use of the grid, and employing type use and choice for creating expressive, conceptually based, typographic design. Prerequisites: Foundations of Graphic Design, Typography, and … Read more

Start Date

09/10

Meeting Day

Tuesday

End Date

12/10

Faculty

Sara Eisenman

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Storytelling is at the heart of communication. Whether it’s for business, politics, or in our personal lives, the stories we tell and how we tell them is critical. This course explores storytelling through digital media: what makes a good story, how we use digital elements to create and communicate the … Read more

Start Date

09/12

Meeting Day

Thursday

End Date

12/12

Faculty

Richard Huang

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

Learn how to take a project from the design stage to printed product. Topics include: how to get print estimates, “preflighting”, font management, and color for print production. Includes a tour of a printing press. Prerequisites: Intermediate Typography or equivalent professional design experience, and working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, … Read more

Start Date

09/14

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

09/29

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

10am–4:30pm

Credits

1.5

Thinking about a career in graphic design? Do you currently “dabble” in graphic design for personal projects? Have you found yourself designing flyers, webpages, brochures or other graphic design work professionally without any design training? This one-day workshop is specifically targeted for those with no graphic design background, to understand what makes a design “work” visually … Read more

Start Date

09/28

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

09/28

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

Credits

0

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It can take many years to master the craft of professional typesetting and layout using digital fonts, but in this one-day course, you can learn enough to improve your skills for designing with type substantially and gain insight that will allow you to see type from an expert’s point of view. This workshop will … Read more

Start Date

10/19

Meeting Day

Sat

End Date

10/19

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

Credits

0

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