Certified Graphic Designer

INTRODUCTION:

Students learn and apply fundamentals of various software applications (such as Illustrator and Photoshop), web design, image editing, drawing and graphic animation. Advertising and marketing projects coordinate technical skills with organization, management, communication, ethics and teamwork.

what you’ll learn

  • To learn what graphic design is and how to become a graphic designer
  • Learn the principles of great graphic design
  • Learn graphic design for the web using Adobe Photoshop
  • Learn successful layout in graphic design
  • Learn what a graphic designer does on the job
  • Learn graphic design as it relates to Photoshop, Illustrator.
  • Learn visual communication fundamentals
  • Learn how to get a job as a graphic designer

Tools

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Acrobat

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CONTENTS:

Program Area 1: Introduction to the Graphic Design Industry

Program Area 1: Introduction to the Graphic Design Industry Students are introduced to the graphic design industry through magazines, internet, etc.

Program Area 2: Introduction to the equipment

Students use multimedia elements to create projects with graphic design software. The introduction of
each piece of equipment would be tied to a relevant graphics project.

Program Area 3: Elements of Design

Students learn about design elements through projects such as; creating examples of color schemes using graphic software and creating an original alphabet based on a theme. Each project includes self reflection and a peer review.

Program Area 4: Principles of Design

Students learn the principles of design through projects such as; posters, creating original designs that reflect an emotion, magazine covers, product ads, cereal box prototypes, candy wrappers etc. They do a self reflection on their projects and a peer review. Some projects include a presentation to the class.

Program Area 5: Typography

In teams students create a business proposal and create branding for that business including a commercial and magazine ad. They present the product to the class.

Program Area 6: Creating images for print & web

Students learn when to use particular image formats for individual projects. They create collages,logos, cd covers, etc. Each project includes self reflection and a peer review.

Program Area 7: Editing Images

Students use images scanned and from the internet to create projects while learning to cite sources and understand whether or not they can legally use the image.

Program Area 8: Leadership

Students will participate in leadership activities such as: perfect attendance, school involvement, volunteering in the community as well as performing other leadership tasks within the classroom, school and community.

Instructional Philosophy:

Students will be given challenging real world projects and assignments typical of the graphic design industry. High quality work is expected and students will be given opportunities to redo work until it meets standards specified during instruction.

Classroom activities will include reading, research, projects, and problem solving. Students will often work in teams, but will be expected to complete individual assignments in relation to the team’s work. Assessment methods will include written exams, tests, and quizzes; oral and written research reports; reading assignments; and projects.

Grade Policy

All work will be graded on a 4 point scale. There are no points or percentages for assignments, but rather grade points from 4.0 – 0.0.

Faculty

The faculty is derived from a pool of qualified practitioners and academicians with sound track record and expertise in the field

Who Should Join

Whether you are a student, a dabbler who loves graphic designing or a professional already working in this field, People already working as graphic designers who want to learn the latest tools and tricks.

Certification

PIRT & Superior  Certificate will be awarded after successful completion of course.

Duration:

4 Months – (16 Weeks) – 48 Cr. Hrs.

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