Foundations of Graphic Design


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Mondays & Thursdays



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Pre-recorded content
  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

In this course you will use digital and traditional media to complete a series of creative design projects that will sharpen your “design eye,” build skills for impactful use of design elements and principles, and grow your ability to develop unique and expressive graphic form. You’ll gain experience with design process as you work independently between class meetings on structured design assignments in stages, in order to get work-in-progress feedback from peers and the instructor at each live class session. Complete the course with a portfolio of concept-driven 2D design projects that show skill and your unique design personality, as well as 3 college credits.

Prerequisites: drawing skills, working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

This is an online class that will meet on Zoom.

Prerequisite: basic drawing skill and knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite.

Interested in Communication Design? This class is part of our Communication Design Certificate Program!

This class has already begun.

Alisa Aronson

Alisa Aronson is a professional graphic designer with over 20 years’ experience as a professional designer and design teacher. She is Director of MassArt’s Communication Design Certificate Program, for which she is responsible for all curriculum, faculty supervision, application and graduating portfolio review.  She currently teaches Foundations of Graphic Design and Typography. Alisa received her … Read more