Who should attend
This course is for those with some graphic design training, or those having completed Graphic Design, wishing to develop their professional practice. Maybe you're working in industry with little or no formal design training and want to develop your creativity and confidence? Perhaps you feel a little bored with your usual type of design work and need a change? Alternatively, you may be applying for further studies including postgraduate courses in Graphic Design or Advertising?
About the course
Graphic Design: Experience Industry will equip you with the essential skills required to fulfil a professional design brief. It is an “industry masterclass”, providing you with the opportunity to work on a commercial graphic design brief.
Your tutor will share their tips and experiences from working in the world of art, design and visual communication, and will offer clear guidance to help you improve your projects. This course focuses on conceptual development and ideas; you'll be encouraged to think laterally and develop work that demonstrates design skills that are both individual and distinctive.
You will experiment with photography, collage and illustration in your approach whilst also developing and practising your presentation skills. You’ll utilise simple drawing and rough work to generate ideas quickly and gain confidence to express them clearly.
Computer use is optional on this course and no tuition in software is given. However, you will be advised about design software, and which programs would be appropriate to finalise ideas. Off-site field trips or research visits may also be included.
Topics covered will include:
- Concept Development
- Use of Colour and Type
- Logo Design
- Image editing
NB: disciplines will vary, based on your tutor’s professional experience.
You will be more confident about responding to real-life graphic design briefs and applying for graphic design roles. You’ll improve your decision making process and will increase your ability to present ideas and concepts effectively. You will leave with strong projects to add your design portfolio that will show your visual thinking, individuality and skills.
Born in1947 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, Andrew Holmes moved to London in 1966, and attended the Architectural Association. Encompassing drawing, printmaking, photography, film and design his work explores the apparently anonymous mobile infrastructure of cities. The work offers not the unique ...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
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