Graphic design projects 3
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
This course is deal for those who have completed City Lit Graphic Design Part 2 (or similar) or for those interested in exploring visual communication in more depth – through more complex briefs.
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Course Code: VK414C
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
What is the course about?
This is an opportunity to learn how graphic design informs the way we see the world and how you can begin to communicate your ideas to say what you want in a visual and stimulating way. As well refining your skills and developing new approaches you will gain confidence as a designer through topics; typography, interactive gifsAt the end of the course you will be invited to showcase selected work in a group exhibition in Citylit’s gallery space.
In our fully equipped studio you will have access to the latest professional Adobe software; Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. Where you will be taught new skills to boost your digital knowledge. There will be emphasis on evaluating, discussing and showcasing work in group presentations.
What will we cover?
- Typography / typographic design
- Digital interactive media / GIF’s and social media
- Critically evaluating design work
- Development of digital skills using Adobe; InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
- Preparation to build a portfolio of design ideas.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Demonstrate an awareness of effective visual communication
- Identify the fundamentals in typography
- Demonstrate good knowledge of Adobe; InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
- Critically evaluate personnel design work and the work of others
- Create body of design work for portfolio.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
City Lit Graphic Design Part 3 is perfect for those who have completed Part 2 and for those wishing to develop creative skills and knowledge further in visual communication. You will need to have a good knowledge of Adobe software; Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop.
We use Apple Mac computers in our digital studio, which you will be inducted and guided through as part of the course.
Students should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information. You will be invited to take part in group discussions and 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?
The course is taught by a team of experienced practicing designers through; engaging workshops, creative exercises, design briefs, tutor demonstrations, illustrated talks and individual / group tutorials. Each Part of the City Lit Graphic Design course requires a high level of commitment, therefore working independently outside the studio is strongly encouraged.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Students will need an A4 or A5 size sketchbook for recording information and ideas. We also advise students to have an A3 size plastic folder/portfolio with clear pockets to assemble a portfolio of work. Plus a memory stick or a mac formatted external hard-drive to store and save digital working files.
Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencil to printing services, at 15% off.
To get an LGC discount card, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply for our card 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?
City Lit advanced visual communications VK600. Guidance on progression will be provided on the course.
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.