Application Deadline
June 30th, 2020.


Graphic Designing

This graphic design course is developed for students, hobbyists and aspiring designers with little to absolutely no design experience. Keeping this in mind, the course will provide you with foundations for creating apps that stand out. You will explore key UI and UX concepts that are fundamental to smooth, no fuss, creative apps that are loved by users.
The course has a secondary component that focuses on practical, hands on design workflow. From user flow diagrams to wire-framing to mockups and prototypes, you will explore all components to a successful app design.

Some of the components that this course will touch upon are:
Section 1:INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Introduction to the Graphic Design industry
  • Survey career opportunities
  • Past and present iconic graphic designers
  • Samples of professional graphic design in the industry
  • Impact of graphic design in visual space and visual culture
  • Specialties within the industry of graphic design

Section 2: UNDERSTANDING FUNDAMENTALS OF DESIGN

  • Fundamentals of 2D design
  • Building blocks of the design process
  • Solving real world problems
  • Art and design fundamentals:
    • line
    • shapes
    • colour
    • value
    • rhythm
    • textures
    • balance
    • unity
    • space
    • contrast
    • forms
    • emphasis
    • repetition

Section 3: ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

  • Adobe Photoshop and its user interface
  • Core functions
  • Concept of layers in Photoshop
  • Concept of masking in Photoshop
  • Image adjustment techniques

Section 4:ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

  • Adobe Illustrator and its user interface
  • Core functions
  • Concept of layers in Illustrator
  • Concept of masking in Illustrator
  • Concept of shapes, paths and other shape building tools

Section 5:INTRODUCTION TO COLOUR THEORY AND PRACTICES

  • Introduction to Colour theory
  • Use of colour in real life as well as design
  • Meaning of colour
  • Colour Wheel and developing combinations

Section 6: INTRODUCTION TO LOGO DESIGN

  • Logo design and its fundamentals
  • The design process
  • Creating meaningful logos

Section: 7: INTRODUCTION TO TYPOGRAPHY

  • Major types in TYPE
  • Evolution of the alphabet and letter-form design
  • TYPE families, anatomy and principles
  • The process of illustratingwith TYPE

Section 8: BRANDING & IDENTITY DESIGN

  • Introduction to Identity Design
  • Working with clients
  • What branding means
  • Types of branding
  • Print and Digital media

Section 9: PHOTO MANIPULATION

  • Impact of various photographic compositions
  • The process of cropping and manipulate photographs to enhance meaning
  • Layout and advert design/editorial design
  • Professional layout examples

Section 10: CREATING WEB LAYOUTS

  • Process of creating website layouts
  • Process of creating assets for web (looking at specific design/layout sizes commonly used in web design)
  • Colour and its use in digital space

Section 11: CREATING MOBILE APP LAYOUTS

  • Process of creating mobile layouts
  • Process of creating assets for mobile apps (looking at specific design/layout sizes commonly used in mobile app design)

Section 12: INTRODUCTION TO FREELANCING

  • how to become a freelance and create a sustaining income
  • pros and cons of freelancing
  • the ethical and professional way of becoming a productive freelancer
  • resources available for freelancing in the field of design
  • how to join freelancing sites
  • the process of creating a freelancing profile

Section 13: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE METHODS& LEGAL SIDE OF DESIGN

  • Standards that define the expectations of a professional designer
  • Principles of integrity
  • Perspectives of the design profession
  • Legalities involved in professional design projects
  • Copyrights, copyright infringement, plagiarism, crediting creators, purchasing online products, downloading ‘free’ content