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What you will learn

  • Make informed design choices using image-based research

  • Create ranges of representation using images

  • Compose spreads for your own book

  • Design a book with your own images

Skills you will gain

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Learner Career Outcomes

67%

started a new career after completing these courses

53%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 3 of 5 in the
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 11 hours to complete
English

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California Institute of the Arts

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Week 1: Image-based Research

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 9 min), 10 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Practice1m
What Images Do3m
Considering the Book (in a graphic design context)1m
10 readings
About this Course5m
About the Assignments5m
Course Tools3m
Instructor Presence and Staff Support 1m
Forum Guidelines2m
Requesting Peer Reviews2m
Academic Integrity2m
Additional Resources5m
How to Critique10m
Visual Research8m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Week 2: Making Images

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 8 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Denotation & Connotation2m
Range of Representation2m
7 readings
Ways of Making5m
Techniques and Materials5m
Working with Style, Mood and Attitude15m
Explain and Illustrate5m
Poetry of Everyday Life10m
Sparks: Even More Making Methods5m
Tangible, Sensory & Expressive Quality of Materials and Line5m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3: Composition is Relational

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 19 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
About Hierarchy1m
Scale2m
Space4m
Composition: Figure/Ground (from Introduction to Imagemaking)2m
Narrative2m
Simple Composition: Creating Page Spreads4m
1 reading
Compositional Iterations15m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week 4: Designing a Book with Your Images

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 53 min), 14 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Complex Composition: Putting your book together3m
Lazy Mom: Lazy Wow8m
Katharina Pierini/Sming Sming Books: Night Moves9m
Laura Owens: Hey What4m
Laura Owens: New Work12m
Bruno Munari: A Tale of Three Little Birds6m
Two simple bookbinding techniques7m
14 readings
Create and Plant a “Surprise” in Your Layouts4m
About this lesson1m
List of Image-Based Books5m
Introduction3m
Setting up your document5m
Exporting spreads8m
Printing the book7m
Introduction3m
Make thumbnail sketches5m
Make copies in multiple sizes5m
Creating spreads8m
Make printer's spreads8m
Assembling your spreads5m
Start Your Own Bookmaking League6m

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