About This Course
Graphic design is all around us, in countless forms, both on-screen and in the print world, yet it is always made up of colors, images, and words to create a communication goal. This course will teach you the fundamental principles and advanced techniques of graphic design: image-making, typography, composition, working with color and shape, and so on, 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 designs, feel the colors! If you want to be a graphic designer you will have to get dirty with exercises and with more practical projects.
This specialization course aims to equip learners with a set of transferable formal and conceptual tools for “making and communicating” in the field of graphic design. This core skill set will equip learners for formal studies in graphic design, and a starting point for further work in interface design, motion graphics, and editorial design.
- You will need a PC (personal computer). Such as a Laptop or a Desktop.
- Good internet connection (1MBPS at least) for attending classes.
- Min requirement for a PC:
- ‘Intel® Core™ i3’ Processor minimum (but Intel® Core™2 Duo is okay).
- Ram 4GB minimum.
- Windows 7/8/10 Operating system.
- A Good Monitor.
Frequently Asked Questions:
To succeed in this course, you will need access to a computer. You can complete this course without one but it will be tougher. At the end of this course, you will have learned how to explore and investigate visual representation through a range of image/graphic-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 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.