GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE

7th of May – 31st of July 2018

TYPOGRAPHY ⎢ COMPOSITION & LAYOUT ⎢ VISUAL IDENTITY
EDITORIAL DESIGN ⎢ PIXEL & VECTOR ⎢ PRINT MEDIA

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ESDIP International Art School aims to provide the best training for students interested artistic professions.
Over the last 30 years, we have produced generations of young graphic designers, illustrators and artists.

This course gives the students a solid basis in graphic design.
For that purpose, we will focus on three aspects: theory, practice, and software.

 

COURSE DETAILS

LEVEL 1 (Beginners)

Date: 8th of January – 29th of March 2018 

GROUPS:
Group 1: Monday to Thursday, 16:30 - 18:30h SOLD OUT!
Group 2: Monday to Thursday, 19:30 - 21:30h SOLD OUT!

Date: 7th of May – 31st of July 2018
Monday to Thursday, 19:30 - 21:30h SPOTS AVAILABLE

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LEVEL 2 (Advance)

Date: 3rd of April – 28th of June 2018 
Group 1: Monday to Thursday, 16:30 - 18:30h SPOTS AVAILABLE
Group 2: Monday to Thursday, 19:30 - 21:30h SPOTS AVAILABLE

All programs will be in English.

LEVEL
Beginner

DURATION
Level 1: 3 months (96 hours)
Level 2: 3 months (96 hours)

PROGRAM FEE
285€/month

HOW TO REGISTER
Please read the Terms and Conditions before applying.
Fill out the Registration form.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS
› Fluent understanding of English
› You must be at least 18 years old
› Please, choose a course level that is suitable to your background and skills
› Laptop with Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign, and a mouse or tablet

CERTIFICATE
After completion of this course students will receive a certificate from ESDIP Escuela de Arte

 

PROGRAM SUMMARY

We believe that good design is the result of a profound intellectual process, and not just about making “pretty pictures.” So, a solid understanding of design fundamentals is essential. To achieve this, we will study the history of design, its most important influencers, and the different approaches and theories surrounding design. Students will learn about communication, typography, composition, layout, visual identity, signage, and editorial design.

A large part of the course will comprise of implementing a variety of graphic design projects, and subsequently taking part in a collective group analysis of that work. Thus, the students will develop their creative and analytical skills. 

Students will gain a basic and functional understanding of three essential software applications for a graphic designer: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. The course will cover current information, tools, and techniques used to create digital materials for a variety of visual communications applications. including: resolution, colour modes, editing, file formats, and output for print and web media. Students will learn the basics of pixel-based software (Photoshop), how to edit, retouch, and colour correct images, and create composites from multiple images. The next phase will cover vector-based software (Illustrator), developing problem-solving skills related to illustration techniques and output media files suitable for web and print. The course will conclude with an introduction to digital page layout design software (InDesign). Students will learn how to incorporate text, photos, and vector art files into composed pieces designed for print output.

Course content:
• Fundamental concepts of graphic design
• Typography
• Composition and layout
• Color
• Visual identity
• Advertisement
• Editorial design
• Packaging
• Web design
• Image editing and retouching
• Infographics
• Working with pixel and vector based imaging
• Output multiple page projects
• Prepare files for print media

Software:
• Adobe Photoshop CC
• Adobe InDesign CC
• Adobe Illustrator CC

HOW TO REGISTER

Please read the Terms and Conditions before registration.
The registration form must be sent together with a copy of the bank transfer receipt via email to hi@esdipberlin.com

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

REGISTRATION FORM

Please note that the class has a limited number of places, that will therefore be assigned on a first come – first enrolled basis!
Payment settlement is a condition to admission into class and booking cannot be confirmed until full payment has been received.

METHODS OF PAYMENT:
1. Payment in full: The payments done in full have a 3% discount. The total amount to pay would be 829€.
2. Three monthly installments of €285: Each payment must be done within the first week of the month.
Please notice that payment settlement is a condition to admission into class and booking cannot be confirmed until full payment has been received.

PROGRAM GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE

LEVEL 1

MODULE 1: DESIGN THEORY AND PRACTICE
› Typography - Create a Typo
› Composition and Layout
› Theory of color
› Visual Identity
› Editorial Design
› Patterns

MODULE 2: SOFTWARE 
Adobe Illustrator 

› What is a vector
› How to work with vectors
› Workspace: user interface and panels
› Selection tools
› Drawing tools
› Symbols
› Rulers and guides
› Working with layers.
› Distortion and transformation
› Color
› Painting
› Cutting
› Patterns, gradients and effects
› Text: typing options
› Perspective
› Working with grids

Adobe Photoshop I
› Pixel and the resolution
› Workspace: user interface and panels
› Selection and move tools
› Drawing and painting tools
› Color settings
› Working with layers 
› Smart objects 
› Blend modes
› Working with masks
› Transforming tools
› Clone stamp
› Filters

 


LEVEL 2

MODULE 1: DESIGN THEORY AND PRACTICE
› Logo Design
› Advertisement
› Packaging 
› Web Design
› Signage
› Review and visit some studio or printing place

MODULE 1: SOFTWARE
Adobe Photoshop II
› Retouching tools and techniques
› Photo edition
› Exposure and color
› Shadows and highlights
› History and actions panels
› Text: typing options
› Timeline.
› Preparing images for web and print

Adobe InDesign
› Workspace: user interface and panels
› Style sheets and master pages.
› Managing colors
› Working with text
› Layouts
› Thread frames
› Building tables
› Working with objects
› Placing linked and embedded graphics
› Vector paths and shapes
› Arrange and align
› Clipping masks
› Create and apply styles
› Managing long documents: table of contents, hyperlinks, index and footnotes
› Preparing a document for delivery
› Prepare files for web and print
› Package for archiving

The program content given is indicative; the course material is subject to change throughout the duration of the course. 
ESDIP reserves the right to make changes as appropriate for aptitude reasons or due to unforeseen circumstances.

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