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Title:
Introduction to Graphic Design
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Price: 
$410.00

Graphic design is a marriage of formal aesthetics and communication. Exploring the foundational principles of design, this class examines the fundamental concepts, skills, and knowledge needed in the field of graphic design. Introductory concepts of branding, practical design skills, typography, design history, and composition will be the primary focus. Putting into practice these concepts and principles of design, students will ideate, research, sketch, develop, and create—largely away from the computer. With a focus on clear expression of intent and methodology, participation as both a creator and critical thinker is essential. Projects, exercises, discussions, lectures, and critiques will be used to develop students' visual literacy and professional knowledge. Through historical analysis and exposure to current examples and contemporary practices, students will also emerge with a better understanding of graphic design from a theoretical, historical, and practical standpoint. Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.


Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Mac OS X. Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required; Previous experience with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign are helpful, but not required.

What to Bring: Pen or pencil; notebook or sketchbook; USB drive or cloud storage option for saving work. A complete list of suggested materials will be discussed during the first class meeting.

Please Register Before: February 7
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.
Class Savings
Register on or before January 20 and save $25.
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
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Questions?
Contact MCAD Continuing Education at continuing_education@mcad.edu or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

SKU:
VC 9411 SP20
Date Start: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Date End: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Time: 
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Room: 
Main Building, Room 330
Age Group: 
Teens
Adults
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above
Days of Week: 
Wednesday
Category: 
Graphic and Web Design
Prerequisites: 
Working knowledge of Mac OS X. Previous drawing experience helpful, but not required; Previous experience with Adobe Illustrator and InDesign are helpful, but not required.