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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 1 of 5 in the
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Beginner Level
Approx. 15 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Week 1: Fundamentals of Imagemaking

3 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 57 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
13 videos
Introduction to Imagemaking2m
Denotative Imagemaking 14m
Denotative Imagemaking 22m
Techniques of Imagemaking 12m
Techniques of Imagemaking 22m
Techniques of Imagemaking 34m
Process, Generation, Iteration4m
Imagemaking Demo 1: Printing with an Object8m
Imagemaking Demo 2: Duct Tape Prints5m
Imagemaking Demo 3: Improvised "Light Table"4m
Connotative Imagemaking 15m
Connotative Imagemaking 24m
8 readings
Why study graphic design?6m
About this course2m
About the assignments2m
Course Tools2m
Instructor Presence and Staff Support 1m
Forum Guidelines5m
Requesting Peer Reviews5m
Academic Integrity2m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week 2: Fundamentals of Typography

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 53 min)
12 videos
The Anatomy of Letters2m
Words and Spacing2m
Type Size: The Point System3m
Typesetting Text4m
Typefaces, Fonts and Type Families4m
Typeface Categories4m
Denotation in Type6m
Connotation in Type9m
Looking at Letterforms4m
Experimenting with Letterforms5m
Typographic Composition4m
1 practice exercise
Typography30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Week 3: Fundamentals of Shape and Color

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 52 min)
10 videos
Graphic Shapes2m
Visual Contrast5m
Marks, Icons, and Symbols3m
Negative/Positive, Figure/Ground8m
Working with Color5m
The Color Wheel4m
Mixing Color: Paint, Print and Screen6m
Rhythm and Pattern 14m
Rhythm and Pattern 28m
1 practice exercise
Shape and Color30m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Week 4: Fundamentals of Composition

5 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 70 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
Principles of Composition7m
Visual Contrasts6m
Single Contrasts2m
Multiple Contrasts9m
Type Contrasts4m
Image Contrasts6m
Composition in a Single Image5m
Cropping and Hierarchy9m
Composition in Context14m
Conclusion1m
6 readings
What's next?5m
About this section3m
Choosing a design program6m
Building your portfolio4m
Design portfolio tips4m
Writing your artist statement3m

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