GRAPHIC DESIGN COURSE

3rd June - 19th December 2019
2nd September 2019 - 28th February 2020

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

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

 


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COURSE DETAILS

DATE: 3rd June - 19th December 2019
(one month break in August)

GROUP 1:
Monday to Thursday, 17:15-19:15h FULL!
GROUP 2:

Monday to Thursday, 19:30-21:30h FULL!

DATE: 2nd September 2019 - 28th February 2020 
(Christmas break 23.12.19-02.01.20)

GROUP 1:
Monday to Thursday, 10:00-12:00h
Monday to Thursday, 12:15-14:15h

All programs will be in English.

LEVEL
Beginners

TUITION FEE
Mothly fee: €375
(or €2250 semester)

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS
› Fluent understanding of English
› You must be at least 18 years old
› 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 concept-driven, where overview and attention to detail, creativity, and craftsmanship all share equal importance. Graphic design is the intersection of aesthetics and communication and builds on a long visual history, as well as on fundamental design principles. An understanding of graphic design as both a craft and a means of creative expression 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, concept development, 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.

During the course the students will have the oportunity to visit local graphic design studios and printmakers, as well as receiving specialised masterclasses by visiting lecturers.

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Course content:
Fundamental concepts of graphic design
• Composition and layout
• History of graphic design
• Typography
• Color
• Grids
• Working with text
• Visual research and creativity
• Visual identity and branding
• Logo design
• Poster design
• Editorial design
• Web design
• Final art for print media

Software:
• Adobe Photoshop CC

• Adobe InDesign CC
• Adobe Illustrator CC

HOW TO REGISTER/FEES

Please read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy before registration.

REGISTRATION FEE:
Once you are accepted as a student, you will be asked to pay a reservation fee of €150. Registration fee is a one-time payment that will secure your spot. 

Payment settlement is a condition to admission into class and booking cannot be confirmed until payment has been received.

METHODS OF PAYMENT:
We use gocardless.com to make fast easy payments available for students from most of the countries of the Eurozone. 
Paying tuition with GoCardless is safe, fast, and convenient. Follow the simple steps below to submit your payment: 
  1. When you register on the course you will be ask to select payment method. Choose Direct Debit and you will be redirected to gocardless.com
  2. Enter your bank details. 

You will received an invoice of €150 for your registration fee and be charged automatically. You will not be charged again until the course starts.  

If your country is not listed in GoCardless you can make your payment via Bank Transfer. Please note that all bank charges are your responsibility along with any charges related to the transfer of these funds.

MONTHLY FEES:
The fee for all training courses for applicants is €375 per month, or €2250 per semester.
Payment must be done at the beginning of each month once the course has started.

 
 

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GENERAL STRUCTURE

In this course we design, plan and develop design projects in accordance with technical, functional, aesthetic and communicational requirements. We learn to communicate between technology and art, ideas and ends, culture and commerce and experience what it means to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Frequent presentations and reflecting in front the team will help learning to communicate ideas and projects, defend constructive processes of a graphic design project, argue rationally and know how to channel dialogue. 

We also put a focus on being able to find environmentally sustainable solutions and doing research for reference, moodboards and inspiration. 

 The objective is to gain a broad overview on the different branches of graphic design end therefore acquiring a solid basis to start working in any field of graphic design.

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SOFTWARE

Adobe Illustrator
› Introduction to Adobe illustrator
› Basic Tools
› Selecting tools
› Drawing tools
› Rulers and guides
› Layers
› Distortion and transformation
› Color
› Patterns, gradients and effects
› Create outlines
› Typography

Adobe Photoshop
› Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
› Pixels and resolution
› Selecting and move tools
› Clone stamp
› Drawing and painting tools 
› Color settings
› Working with layers 
› Blending modes
› Working with masks
› Transforming tools
› Smart objects 
› Filters

 

Illustrator II (Graphic Design)
› Packaging
› Logo Design
› Client Presentation
› Color Theory
› Final Art

Photoshop II (Art Direction)
› Creative Development
› Advertising
› Retouching tools and techniques
› Brain Storming
› Photo Edition
› Composition

 Adobe InDesign
› Workspace: user interface and panels
› Managing colors
› Layouts
› Thread frames
› Building tables
› Working with objects
› Placing linked and embedded graphics
› Interactive Portfolio
› Final Art


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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.