SAIC is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. Continuing Studies staff members are available M–F, 8:30–4:30 CT at 312.629.6170 or cs@saic.edu to answer your questions. We are here to help!

Request Info

Introduction to Graphic Design

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.

 

"I think the instructor is what sold me on taking the class. [Their] professional background is interesting and impressive. This gave me confidence that I would be learning from someone that has years of professional experience. I also appreciated that [they] gave us insight to the business side of working in the graphic design field."

– Introduction to Graphic Design student, Fall 2020

 

Price
$625.00
Course media image
Image
Intro to Graphic Design
Course start date
Course end date
Class meeting time 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Class meeting days Sunday
Building and room To Be Announced
Course number 2446
Course instructor Mark Skillicorn