This course is ideal for anyone looking to develop their skills in typography, poster, editorial and digital design or simply to study the effective use of visual design within communication.
The course aims to:
— Enhance your knowledge of all graphic design practices
— Develop your understanding of different influences and styles and media
— Give you the opportunity to explore the importance of graphic design in branding, marketing, advertising and packaging
— Foster your capabilities to plan, layout and realise any kind of publicity.
— Teach the professional use of Adobe — Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
— Enhance your ability to visually communicate your ideas and develop your visual voice
— Provide expert support and enable you to increase your confidence through feedback in discussions with the tutor and the group
— Provide you with the essential skills to move into the professional arena or apply for FE/HE enhanced studies.
Through a combination of theory, workshops and practical projects, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals
of design including line, tone, colour theory, layout design, composition, type and image across digital and paper-based formats. With an emphasis on ideas-based problem solving, you’ll develop your critical awareness of visual communication and tackle typographic and design projects.
You’ll also explore a variety of techniques to enhance your understanding of
the design process and effectively communicate ideas in 2D and 3D forms.
Age range. 15+ years