Graphic Design I: Principles and Practices for Artists and Designers

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Summer 2022 First Session
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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Graphic Design 1: Principles and Practices for Artists and Designers (GD1) is a remote, home-studio intensive course where students study the power of graphic design and experiment with fundamental principles and practices in image-making, typography, and visual composition through project-based assignments.

We will engage in active online learning together on Zoom via warm-up sketching, interactive mini-lectures, design sprints, and design team project development and critique. In this remote course, you will re-conceive of the space where you live as your art and design studio, a space where you gather together art and found materials to play with visual thinking and create visual designs by hand, in addition to our work with digital tools. 

In Graphic Design 1, our work together will focus on both that hand-work and digital design with Adobe Express, a user-friendly and powerful web-based computer software application. Students also have the option of setting their own learning goals for engaging with the Adobe Creative Cloud design applications, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. All students will be given remote access to an Adobe Creative Cloud license while enrolled.

GD1 is the first in a three-course sequence (GD1, GD2, and GD3), which builds from developing skills and visual acuity into design-led thinking and making. This three-course sequence emphasizes interdisciplinary design and meaningful design work in a social context. All three courses are designed to engage students across a wide range of interests, from commercial to social and artistic. Assignments support the development of design skills and clear and impactful communication but also invite playful, radical, or conceptual interpretations. The courses move from the fundamentals of effective visual communication (GD1) to direct application work that is focused on design concept creation, brand identity development, and publication design (GD2) to capstone work in student-originated visual identity development, web design, and the creation of a professional digital portfolio (GD3).

In order to participate in this remote-learning course, students will need access to a laptop or desktop computer (newer if seeking Adobe software competencies), digital camera, access to the internet, and a flat working surface. We will use the course site Canvas and meet on Zoom. Synchronous participation in the four hours of class is required, and students can expect to spend an additional 6-8 hours per week completing assignments.

Registration

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Academic details

Preparatory For

Independent artist/designer, publication design, textile design, web designer or administrator, publication or corporate design, social entrepreneur, arts fundraiser or agent, market researcher, design researcher or manager

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Special Expenses

Students can expect to spend $80 on textbooks and supplies.

Schedule

Time Offered
Day
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First Meeting

Remote/Online
Location
Olympia