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.
What will you learn in this course?
Upon completing this course, students will:
What will you do in class?
Design Projects, Design Objectives (Lectures), Presentations and Critiques. Each class will be divided between a lectures/design objectives and in-class work. You will also need to complete out of classroom assignments. Projects may include: resume, a book cover design, and a trifold brochure project or magazine cover and interior spread.
Suggested Readings or Links to other content
Software: Course will be conducted using Adobe InDesign. 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
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.
Sketchbook (suggested, for notes, planning projects and idea sketching)
USB drive with a minimum memory capacity of 2GB