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Course Description

How do designers express ideas? Layout, typography, symbols, photography, and illustration are strategically combined to convey a message, tell a story, or distinguish a brand. Through weekly hands-on assignments and in-depth interactive discussions, students are introduced to a wide variety of topics in graphic design. Students explore the fundamentals of visual communication through the exploration of composition, imagery, and typography. Also covered are the creative process, curation, problem-solving, historic context, and career options. Students complete assignments digitally, by hand with traditional materials, or by combining both. This is an excellent course to begin working toward a professional graphic design portfolio.

Notes:
- Through weekly Zoom meetings, students will work under the guidance of instructor expertise to achieve their work in a virtual studio environment.
- Prerequisite: None

 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Introduction to Graphic Design
Type
Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Jun 05, 2021 to Aug 07, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
30.0
Location
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Materials List
  • Computer and Adobe Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, notebook

Course Requirements: 

  • This course requires you to have a computer with an internet connection; camera and mic to participate in an online course setting; ZOOM Web Conferencing App and Adobe Creative Cloud installed. 
  • As an Otis Extension student, you are eligible for select software discounts which can be found online under the software company’s education section of its website. 
    Educational license is available here:
    https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/buy/students.html
Section Notes
  • This course includes 30 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.

  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

  • Course teaching method: Synchronous 

  • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.

  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.

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