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Introduction to Graphic Design One-Week Intensive

This course examines the fundamentals of two-dimensional design in the digital age. Students will explore principle elements of design including composition, color, and typography through a series of projects that introduce Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as primary graphic design tools. The importance of effective visual communication in both commercial and experimental design is stressed as students gain an understanding of the professional design process from the client brief to the finished digital project. Students will leave this course with a solid foundation in strategies for solving design problems, a basic design vocabulary, and an understanding of the specific role that Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop play in creating professional work. Before starting this course, students should be comfortable creating, deleting, renaming, and moving files and directories without assistance.

"For the first time ever I feel like I can use software as an extension of my abilities, instead of being bound by the program."

– Student of Introduction to Graphic Design
 

"The course successfully fit 10 weeks of content into [a condensed time frame] of instruction without feeling overwhelming. The class was well structured and the professor was extremely helpful!"

– Student of Introduction to Graphic Design

Optional campus housing is available for an additional $500 a week for a single room or $375 for a double room. Housing registration takes place after you enroll for the course. If you would like to register for housing, please complete your course enrollment online now and then email us at cs@saic.edu or call 312.629.6170.

Price
$750.00
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Graphic Design 4 Final
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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Sharp Building 1108
Course number 1191
Course instructor Mark Skillicorn