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Communication Design (including Graphic Design) touches the life 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).

A creative concept enables a design to communicates ideas in a unique and memorable way that resonates emotionally with the user or viewer. In the concepting process, the designer takes a deep dive into the subject matter to develop a unifying idea that drives design decisions and sparks a distinctive … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Thursdays and Saturdays

End Date

10/20

Faculty

Teresita Olson

Time

6:30pm–See Special Schedule

Credits

2

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: working knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. For Graphic … Read more

Start Date

09/08

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/08

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Alex Barbosa

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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

09/13

Meeting Day

Tuesdays

End Date

12/13

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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Students are encouraged to develop a unique personal voice while effectively solving the needs of client and audience. The emphasis is on critical thinking, concept development, and research and marketing methodologies. Prerequisite: Graphic Design I and II. (Graphic Design students: Intermediate Portfolio required.) Please bring your portfolio and resume to … Read more

Start Date

09/15

Meeting Day

Thursdays

End Date

12/15

Faculty

Robert Davison

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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

10/01

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/01

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

Print is alive and well, and the graphic designer of today has never had it better. This workshop will open up the vast world of possibilities available in print today. New digital presses are allowing designers unprecedented control of the printed surface, including custom inks, varnishes, foils and other advanced … Read more

Start Date

10/03

Meeting Day

Mondays

End Date

10/24

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6:30pm–9:30pm

Credits

0

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In this class, you’ll be introduced to the basics of an industry-standard user experience (UI) design tool from the ground up. We’ll work on a web-site and/or Ap, from concept through wireframes, prototype and presentation. Learn how to work smart and be savvy. Our focus here will be on understanding … Read more

Start Date

10/15

Meeting Day

Saturdays

End Date

10/22

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–1pm

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

10/22

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

10/22

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9am–4pm

Credits

0

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