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Graphic Design for Digital Artists: Principles of Graphic Design

Graphic Design for Digital Artists: Principles of Graphic Design

Course Features

  • Modules 8
  • Quizzes 6
  • Duration 8 Weeks
  • Skill level Beginner
  • Language English
  • Students 20
  • Certificate Yes
  • Practical Assignments

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Start Date Option 1:
Course starts:
06 February 2017 (8 weeks)
Registrations close:
30 January 2017

Start Date Option 2:
Course starts:
20 March 2017 (8 weeks)
Registrations close:
13 March 2017

Course fees: R11 500.00
Introductory special: R7 705.00

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Graphic Design for Digital Artists

Principles of Graphic Design Course Overview

Welcome to our course on the Foundations of Graphic Design! Think of your favourite product: what is its logo? That’s the job of a great graphic designer. To create lasting images, enhanced with practised use of space, colour and typography. Images that live on in our minds, beyond the product, person or event it once advertised.

By the end of this course, you will have learned the processes, principles and elements that go into a memorable design.



In this course

Module 0

Orientation Module

Module 1

What is Graphic Design?

  • Defining graphic design
  • Defining the need for graphic design
  • Defining the role of a graphic designer
Module 2

The Design Process and Conceptual Thinking

  • Understanding the process of design
  • Understanding conceptual thinking
  • Demonstrating techniques for conceptual thinking
Module 3

Visual Language

  • Defining the term ‘visual language’
  • Demonstrating an understanding of visual language
Module 4

Design Principles

  • Defining the fundamental principles of design
    • Composition
    • Visual hierarchy
    • Contrast
    • Emphasis
    • Balance
    • Repetition
    • Harmony
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the principles of design
Module 5

Design Elements

  • Identifying the elements of design
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the qualities of each element of design
Module 6

Bringing it All Together: Gestalt and Do’s & Don'ts

  • Understanding ‘Gestalt’
  • Demonstrating an understanding a cohesive design
  • Demonstrating an understanding the do’s and don’ts of graphic design
Module 7

Wrap Up

  • Synthesising your learning journey experience
  • Evaluating the course


Meet your online course lecturer

Mandy Roberts is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Cape Town. She learnt graphic art and printmaking techniques as a teenager and continues to be fascinated with this form of visual expression. Her playful and innovative design signature combines technical expertise with artistic flair. She has been a teacher in the field of graphic design for number of years and continues to work as a graphic designer and illustrator in the industry.


Meet your academic advisor

Each CityVarsity Online course is assigned their own academic advisor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their online learning experience.

The Academic Adviser who is assigned to Graphic Design for Digital Artists: Principles of Graphic Design, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Academic Adviser to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects of the course. As a complimentary online service, students are contacted by their Academic Adviser over the phone or by email.



THE NEED FOR THIS COURSE : Graphic Design
Visual communication through the medium of graphics is found in almost every aspect of our daily lives, and good design helps to ‘tell a story’ effectively and attractively. Perhaps you are already part of the design industry, but needing to develop your command of the principles that underpin excellent design. Or maybe you are looking to kickstart a career in the dynamic world of graphic design. Here you will learn to use space, colour, image and typography for successful communication with your target audience.

 

About The Graphic Design Course

Welcome to our course on the Principles of Graphic Design! Think of your favorite product: what is its
logo? That’s the job of a great graphic designer: to create lasting images, enhanced with practised use of
space, colour and typography. Images that live on in our minds, beyond the product, person or event it once advertised. By the end of this course, you will have learned the processes, principles and elements that go into memorable design.