Each class will be divided between a lectures/design objectives and in-class work. Some weeks will require students to complete out of classroom assignments. This course will integrate the theory of typography and design within each project by way of examples and readings. Students will be responsible for getting work printed for assignments. Readings, Quizzes, Design Projects, Design Objectives (Lectures), Presentations and Critiques, will all be part of the curriculum.
There are no prerequisites for this course; however, to ensure your success, it is recommended that students have a solid working knowledge of the MAC platform, Operating System and basic computing skills.
What will you learn in this course?
What will you do in class?
What topics will be covered?
Overview of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign
Suggested readings or links to other content:
Software: Course will be conducted using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign in class. Adobe CC is the version we will be using in the classroom. Adobe Acrobat will also be used to view pdf files. Students will have access to the computer labs during the course of the term.
Literature: Required Readings will be supplied by the instructor
Recommended but not Required:
• “How to Design Cool Stuff” Before and After Magazine by John Wade
• “Thinking with Type” Ellen Lupton
• The “WOW!” series for advanced technique.
For tutorials and additional help it is recommended to visit Lynda.com or Adobe.com for video tutorials. These tutorials are free and/or low cost.