Summer semester begins on May 22nd. Register today.

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).

This course explores and builds skills for visualizing and presenting information to the public in a clear, concise, and attractive way for both print and interactive media. The focus is on addressing user centered systems of information with an emphasis on organization, navigation, and management. This course is suitable for … Read more

Start Date

05/28

Meeting Day

See description

End Date

07/23

Faculty

Kristen Mallia

Time

6–10pm

Credits

3

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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

05/29

Meeting Day

Wednesday

End Date

08/14

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6pm–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

05/30

Meeting Day

Mondays and Thursdays

End Date

07/18

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

6:30pm–10pm

Credits

3

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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, Typography, and a working … Read more

Start Date

06/03

Meeting Day

Monday and Wednesday

End Date

07/22

Faculty

Kristen Mallia

Time

6:30–10pm

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

06/03

Meeting Day

Monday and Wednesday

End Date

07/10

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

6–10pm

Credits

3

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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

06/08

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday (except 15th & 16th)

End Date

06/23

Faculty

Jason Fairchild

Time

10am–4:30pm

Credits

1.5

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Invest in your personal or professional growth. Both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop are fantastically powerful programs — but radically different. Join us for two consecutive Saturdays to learn best practices for each program, and then see how they can work together in harmony. You’ll learn how to properly use … Read more

Start Date

06/15

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

06/22

Faculty

Andreas Randhahn

Time

10am–4pm

Credits

0

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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

06/22

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

06/22

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

07/13

Meeting Day

Saturday

End Date

07/13

Faculty

Alisa Aronson

Time

9:30am–3:30pm

Credits

0

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Join us for a weekend-long immersive Augmented Reality (AR) workshop in which we will take over a designated space at MassArt and create an AR installation. For designers and artists interested in developing a better understanding of AR technologies, exploring how AR can be integrated into an artistic practice, and … Read more

Start Date

07/13

Meeting Day

Saturday and Sunday

End Date

07/14

Faculty

Martha Rettig, Sofie Elana Hodara

Time

9am–5pm

Credits

0

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