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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

GA

Aug 21, 2018

Very interesting, I liked the format. Easy to follow, nice excercises. It's actually good to cover the basics of design, even if you are not an absolute beginner, and especially if you are self taught

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.

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By Kazi I A

Jul 18, 2020

it was good to learn

By Anas A

Dec 12, 2019

Very helpfull course

By Kartik U

Apr 14, 2020

Good for beginners.

By Ivan Z

Dec 22, 2018

Good course overall

By GanaBear

Nov 06, 2017

课程很有用,对于基础入门来说非常有意义

By Zhangxiaoyue Z

Apr 30, 2017

Very useful classes

By Cristina L

Feb 11, 2016

Great intro course!

By Ryou M S

Dec 16, 2018

Good for beginner!

By Joy S

Aug 20, 2018

really interesting

By THITAWIN T

Dec 27, 2015

Good for beginner

By RACHEAL O

Oct 15, 2020

Excellent course

By Sukirth

Jul 27, 2020

very informative

By israa h h

Oct 31, 2018

It's pretty good

By Britt B C

Jun 11, 2017

Good intro class

By Angel S

Dec 25, 2015

Excellent Course

By ESHIKA G

Apr 26, 2020

A great course.

By Kathryin O

Apr 19, 2016

So far so good!

By Sonar h j

Jun 07, 2020

Excellent work

By Dongre G

May 13, 2020

awesome course

By Ahmed M

Apr 26, 2016

Awesome course

By Angela W

Sep 29, 2020

Great course!

By WIJDAN A

Aug 11, 2020

it was great!

By Xinjuan D

Apr 01, 2019

very useful.

By Esha L

Sep 09, 2020

Good course

By A. F M M H B

Aug 31, 2020

Nice course