Intro To Graphic Design

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Who is this course for

If you have the kind of creative brain that enjoys solving puzzles or storytelling, figuring things out or creating new ideas, you might be well suited to this fun introduction to the subject of Graphic Design
This short practical course is for those who have not worked in Graphic Design before, and those who want a more creative approach to their existing Design practice. It is suitable for anybody who is interested in all aspects of design, from product packaging to book design or logo creation to making posters. It will suit those who enjoy visual problem solving, and thinking up creative solutions to set project briefs

What does this course cover

The course will cover one project per session to enable alternative ways of thinking and handling creative briefs. Over the four session students will look at a range of core themes in Graphic Design and work with a range of materials in the production of potential design solutions. In the workshops students can discuss their ideas and get feedback from the group about their ideas and approaches. Feedback from the tutor will cover a range of aspects.
We will look at examples of historical and contemporary graphic design and designers methods with a view to adopting a fresh approach to our projects.

What will it be like

The course will be taught through 4 separate workshops in a creative studio setting using art materials. You will be shown how to produce ideas and design roughs which simulate realistic approaches and will work with unconventional materials to solve visual design problems in unexpected and innovative ways. You will not be expected to create or produce computer or digital work, although you may wish to explore projects further in your own time at home.

What else do you need to buy or do

Materials will be provided as will project briefs, but you will be expected to research the work of graphic designers and collect some examples of different types of graphic design work. Students are advised, should they wish to produce finely cut work to bring their own scalpel and new blades. The tutor can advise.

What this course could lead to

This course could lead to other creative courses at Mary Ward, or any of the digital graphic design courses in the academic year, or an introduction to digital graphic design course (using Adobe Illustrator) in the Mary Ward Summer School.
Those students particularly interested in image making could consider the Illustration courses at Mary Ward, including the new course Introduction to Digital Illustration using Photoshop.

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