50 projects in graphic design: intensive
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VK346
Duration: 4 sessions
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What is the course about?
Generating visual responses within time constraints develops creative thinking skills and encourages quick decision making. With an emphasis on celebrating ‘mistakes’ will encourage you to take creative risks to push your ideas forward. The course will help build confidence, working at a quick pace within a supportive environment. This is about solving visual problems rather than step-by-step technical skills. Ideal for complete beginners or for those wishing to kick start new ways of working.
What will we cover?
• Experimental type
• Layout design
• Visual branding
• Creative thinking + visual problem solving
• Contemporary design
• Generation of ideas.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Explain the key principles used in graphic design
• Demonstrate the relationship between type and layout communicating ideas effectively
• Identify effective use of visual branding
• Generate ideas using a range of methods / materials
• Present visual solutions to set design briefs.
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. You should be able to follow verbal and written instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information. You will be encouraged to take short written notes for your own use and take part in group discussions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including practical exercises, demonstrations, group / individual assistance and hand-outs. Additional / extension tasks may be set for you to complete at home or outside of the course hours. Completion of additional tasks is encouraged to help you get the most out of the course. Where required your tutor will discuss these with you during each session.
This course is supported by Google Classroom as a Virtual Learning Environment. When you log on you will be able to access course material, presentations and handouts etc. and may be asked to complete learner progress records. You can find help via the student help centre on the Citylit website.
Please note it is important that you sign up and log in to your course Google classroom prior to the first session. Joining detail will be sent to you via email (check your junk/spam folder).
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Access to basic materials and resources are available as part of this course. We do however, encourage learners to bring a sketchbook (A5/A4) and selection of pens.
Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencil to printing services, at 15% off.
To get 15% LGC discount, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply in-store or by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here- https://www.londongraphics.co.uk/student-discounts/.
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.
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.