50 projects in graphic design: intensive
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VK346
Duration: 4 sessions
What is the course about?
On this practical course you will undertake 50 projects. These fast and varied projects are designed to encourage you to respond quickly in a spontaneous open-minded manner. The projects are carefully devised to encourage you to develop imaginative ideas and explore different key aspects of design. The emphasis of the course will be on creativity rather than step-by-step technical skills. You will be encouraged to use your imagination and engage in the projects with an open mind.
What will we cover?
- Creative typography
- 3D designs, folding
- Advertising and branding
- Popular culture and it’s relation to design
- Freehand drawing in graphic design
- Posters and the art of grabbing attention.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand how letterforms and layout communicate effectively
- Design 3D forms using folding
- Understand what constitutes effective branding
- Use popular culture as inspiration for design
- Understand the use of freehand drawing in graphic design
- Create roughs for effective posters.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginners’ course but as it’s mainly for developing creative responses, it would be useful and challenging for all levels.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in its illustration and graphics and animation studios.
You will be encouraged to carry out research work between the classes.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
all basic materials will be required. We do however, encourage learners to bring a sketchbook of their choice and selection of pens.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can further develop your skills and interest in Graphic design through a range of courses at the City Lit. To find a full list of courses on offer, please visit our website at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses.
Pam Williams is a designer and an educator with a wealth of industry experience. Working with leading architects, including Foster and Partners to create exhibition and signage design. Whilst at The Museum of London she produced graphic illustrations for inhouse Archaeology publications. She is responsible for the visual identity and promotional material for Peckham based Ganapati Restaurant. Pam has been lead as well as contributed to teaching Visual Communications at the University of the Arts on the Foundation course and for Central Saint Martin Summer School Programme. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.