Apr 17, 2016
very good introductory course. i enjoyed the assignments, they are not overwhelming, easy to start, and the optional ones offer great opportunity to dig little deeper into graphic design fundamentals.
May 9, 2018
An ok course for beginners. A bit too basic for someone who has already had experience in design, but is great anyway cause it breaks things back down to the simplest parts to help you remember roots.
By Tina M•
Jul 20, 2017
This course deftly forms the necessary base in Graphic Design study - I especially appreciated that it begins with the practice of making images using different media. The core concepts are well presented and the exercises actually help reinforce the lessons.
By Oluwasola M•
Nov 17, 2015
Learnt a lot more about the design process so far in the week two of the course. Experimentation is constantly encourage during the classes and course exercise, i believe its an essential process every designer should embrace to communicate ideas effectively.
By Andres V•
Aug 30, 2020
Excellent course, very well structured. Starting from the basic notions in a single month it was possible to learn about the bases of graphic design. Excellent tutor, his videos were very clear and illustrative. The activities help reinforce learning. Great
By Julie T•
Jun 17, 2020
This course provided a good understanding of the basics of graphic design elements. The videos were interesting and made the concepts easy to understand. The assignments helped to reinforce the ideas presented and gave practical application for techniques.
By Jessica R•
Apr 6, 2020
I started this course knowing absolutely nothing about graphic design. I now feel a lot more knowlegable of how graphic design works and how I can successly use it in a career. I highly recommend to all those that are interested in pursuing graphic design.
By Nikita K•
Feb 6, 2016
It's great that the course has a lot of practical assignments! Also it is very important to get feedback on your work from other people that have interest in this field. It's good to learn what works and what doesn't and why. Very useful for me! Thank you!
By Benedict d l R•
Aug 29, 2022
I honestly underestimated courses offered within Coursera. But this one is really intense. It answered almost all of the questions I have despite the fact that this is just 1 of 5 parts. This is strongly suggested to all who wants to learn Graphic design.
By Jonathan C•
Sep 17, 2020
The professor's explanations were clear and easy to follow.
His usage of visuals was perfect....well placed and always relevant, and frequently entertaining.
I highly recommend this class to anyone and look forward to taking other classes by this professor.
By Lin Z•
Aug 30, 2017
A rigorous introduction course, with many optional peer-graded assignments for further practice. I would highly recommend doing all of the optional exercises because they really help you understand and think further about the concepts taught in the video.
By Rafaela M G•
May 31, 2017
I really loved this couse! It fit perfectly with what I wanted, both in terms of practicality, the way it is taught, the wealth of information and the possibilities of work to train the different skills, make this course very special, it was very worth it
By Kenzie B•
Jul 31, 2016
Loving this course. Not only is it helping me learn the fundamentals of graphic design in a fun and inventive way, but is also providing a great community. Would highly recommend this for anyone looking to improve or start there graphic design skills. :)
By Mhd Y P P B•
Mar 30, 2022
I am very happy that apart from studying graphic design from the California Institute of The Arts, I have learned a lot of basic knowledge that I sometimes forget to make designs, thank you. Happy to be an alumni of the california institute of the arts.
By Sue J•
Jun 16, 2020
I had no problem with the required assignments nor the teaching style. A well-rounded course
the only minor problem i faced was handling the subscription plans so students must not forget to update their plans & fees! (As how i forgot)
Thank you Coursera!
By Victoria E•
Oct 5, 2018
Very informative and creative (at least if you do all the assignments). Really made my creative juices flowing.
The only downside, is you only get peer-reviews, so you don't get to check with a professional if your work is good, bad, getting better, etc.
By Карандашева К В•
Nov 16, 2016
This course is very useful, especially for the beginners. It creates the fundament for your future study. The practical part is very interesting and gave students the opportunity to try different aspects of graphic design. Thank you Coursera and CalArts
By Monica d v•
Dec 17, 2015
This is a wonderful wonderful course... The tasks are perfectly designed to make you learn and understand... Every single video lesson is fun and engaging! I definitely recommend it to any one who is no familiar with GD and is interested in learning it!
By Ricardo M E P•
Oct 12, 2017
It was undoubtedly an enriching experience. It allowed to gain basic competences in the design area and simultaneously, to unleash the creativity and the critical sense. As soon as possible I will do the specialization modules. I strongly recommend it.
Mar 14, 2021
This is an amazing course! I enjoyed every lesson and completed the course in 2 days instead of 4 weeks. That means the lessons are really exciting. I appreciated the methodology, illustrative examples, clear messages, all to the point. Many thanks!
By Disha S•
Sep 10, 2020
This course has been really helpful. It is divided and taught so systematically. I am so happy and satisfied. I would like to thank Mr. Michael Worthington, you have been a great mentor. And of course The Cal Arts Institute for this amazing course.
By Md. R H•
Jun 16, 2020
At the very first moment of course, I thought it will be boring. But I was wrong. The videos and assignment was completely enjoyable and fun. I like the way of the course going forward from week to week. I will surely do other courses from CAL ARTS.
By Sara A•
Jun 23, 2017
I find this course really helpful!! I didn't know anything about graphic design. I rolled into this course for no exact reason but I absolutely loved it! It is so good! I 100% recommend people trying this course whether you are a beginner or a pro!
By Măriuț A•
Aug 6, 2022
This course is AMAZING! I HAD SO MUCH FUN DOING THE HOMEWORK! I FELT LIKE A REAL ARTIST, but i was just playing with shape and form. Thank you coursera and thank you cal arts & prof Michael for making this available world-wide!! Thank you so much!!
By Laoise D•
Jun 11, 2020
Loved this course, great introduction to graphic design. The instructor is brilliant, all videos are really informative and the assignments are a great learning experience. Really excited to continue on and finish the graphic design specialization!
By Laura W•
Jun 8, 2020
A great course! I learned more about the basic design principles during this course than I did during my first year of my degree. Very easy to follow with creative assignments to practice what you learn and get involved with a community. Thank you!
Jan 2, 2019
However I do have my master in Graphic Design I would rather to take those courses to upgrade my knowledge on my career and I think it has been had many beneficial effects to me. Most likely it will benefit me while I am teaching my students later.