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About the Course

Graphic Design is all around us! Words and pictures—the building blocks of graphic design—are the elements that carry the majority of the content in both the digital world and the printed world. As graphic design becomes more visible and prevalent in our lives, graphic design as a practice becomes more important in our culture. Through visual examples, this course will teach you the fundamental principles of graphic design: imagemaking, typography, composition, working with color and shape... foundational skills that are common in all areas of graphic design practice. I don't just want you to watch a video of someone talking about design, I want you to MAKE design! If you want to be a designer you have to be a maker and a communicator, so this course will offer you lots of opportunities to get your hands dirty with exercises and with more practical projects. At the end of this course you will have learned how to explore and investigate visual representation through a range of image-making techniques; understand basic principles of working with shape, color and pattern; been exposed to the language and skills of typography; and understand and have applied the principles of composition and visual contrast. If you complete the course, along with its optional (but highly recommended) briefs, you will have a core set of graphic design skills that you can apply to your own projects, or to more deeply investigate a specialized area of graphic design. To succeed in this course you will need access to a computer. You can complete this course without one but it will be tougher. Access to, and a beginner's level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs, such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign will help you, especially if you want to complete the optional briefs....

Top reviews

FS

Jul 14, 2020

Excellent course to learn and refresh about fundamentals of design....It applies to all spheres of MULTIMEDIA..Highly recommended... As a suggestion course and notes should be available in PDF format.

CS

May 10, 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.

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By Adrián S P

Feb 08, 2016

Very inspiring course.

By Yecenia G A

Sep 15, 2020

Muy buenas Las Clase.

By Sitora T

Aug 29, 2020

Мне очень понравилось

By Rabia K

Jul 08, 2020

Very nicely delivered

By mohamed e m e

Jun 23, 2020

very very good course

By M T S

Apr 16, 2020

Very Very ..... Great

By Vitor H B d S

Dec 10, 2019

Simplesmente Incrível

By mahmoud n

Oct 01, 2018

i really learned alot

By Aram K

Dec 18, 2017

Very good and useful.

By 胡乐昕

May 07, 2017

纯理科生,学这门课程 也是想开拓自己的思维

By Elena L

Apr 24, 2017

Excellent! Thank you.

By Aleksandra W

Apr 02, 2016

Splendid inspiration!

By Ekpe S

Mar 12, 2016

I enjoyed this course

By Victor R d S

Feb 24, 2016

Exactly what I needed

By kundan k s

Aug 17, 2020

An excellent course.

By Frial S A

Jul 12, 2020

it is a great course

By DHAIRIT M

Jul 05, 2020

it was a nice course

By RISHAT,MD.AL-SAMIUL A

Jun 21, 2020

thanks for your help

By Mohammed F R

Jun 20, 2020

Great. Learned a lot

By Maria A F G

Jun 02, 2020

Excellent, very good

By Syed J H

May 31, 2020

I loved this journey

By Luiza A

May 28, 2020

Very helpful course!

By How

Jan 06, 2020

Completed 01/05/2020

By yomna s

Jul 05, 2019

it was really useful

By Lovein P L

Apr 27, 2019

Amazing experience !