Introduction to Graphic Design

Spring Registration for Adult Continuing Education opens December 10.

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.

This course meets:
Friday, January 11, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, January 18, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 19, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 20, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

We are offering an additional section of this course running during the same dates and times. It is available for registration here

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Class meeting time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM * 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Class meeting days SundayFridaySaturday
Building and room Sharp 1108 * Sharp 1108 * Sharp 1108
Course number 1034
Course instructor Ryan Russell Swanson