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What you will learn

  • Recognize ways to work with graphic designers and other creative professionals. 

  • Understand the history and design process of the graphic design profession.

  • Compare the concepts of balance, proximity, alignment, repetition, contrast and space.

  • Discover the use of white space to develop shape, form, and structure in graphic projects.

Skills you will gain

Color Theoryonline designtextual elementsGraphic DesignPrint Design
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Approx. 11 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

What is Graphic Design?

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 17 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Historical Overview of Graphic Design5m
What Do Graphic Designers Actually Do?4m
Design Process4m
2 readings
Course Expectations5m
Graphic Design Museums1h
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz1h
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Elements of Design

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 16 min)
5 videos
Balance and Alignment5m
Proximity and Space3m
Repetition and Consistency1m
Contrast and Color3m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz1h
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Basic Concepts of Design

4 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 8 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Online and Adobe Products Overview and Uses3m
2 readings
Graphic Design Associations and Magazines/Websites1h
Design Process Worksheet1h

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