What is the course about?
This course provides an opportunity to explore design layouts that will broaden your perspective on the endless possibilities of style and format. Using Adobe InDesign you will create visual solutions to a series of design briefs and learn how to take risks with your designs that will push your ideas forward. You will be encouraged to discuss your work and ideas as a group.
What will we cover?
- The relationship between type and image
- Hierarchy and organisation
- Alignment of image and text
- Juxtaposition of images and text.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand the basic design principles in Graphic Design.
- Demonstrate an awareness of hierarchy, organisation and direction in design.
- Critically evaluate personal design work.
- Use a range of key tools in InDesign.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for beginners though is also invaluable for designers who wish to improve their layout skills.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You may be asked to undertake some work between classes if necessary.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
It would be useful to bring a memory stick to save digital files. You are encouraged to bring an A4 or A5 sized sketchbook, a set of fine liner black pens and an A4 size folder for design work.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details