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A key course in learning the fundamentals of graphic design, this course introduces students to the principles of design and their application for print and web. Coursework will cover design fundamentals including gestalt design theory, color theory, typography and hierarchy, and imagery resulting in the successful integration of design concepts. Students will learn about print production and file format and management and their effect on both printed and digital/web projects. In this graphic design training course, gain an introduction to the essential design techniques required for the production of professional work from both an aesthetic and technical standpoint. Students will work with Adobe Creative Cloud design applications including InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Note: Prerequisites: Solid understanding of Adobe Illustrator, and basic understanding of InDesign. This can be achieved by taking Extension courses ART40527 and ART40533, or with demonstrated equivalent experience.

Online participants must have Adobe Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) installed on their computers. Adobe Creative Suite CS6 is also acceptable. Online students will be utilizing Lynda.com as a textbook reference guide. Subscription options and pricing are available at Lynda.com. Students will be required to subscribe to Lynda.com for textbook access.

Course Number: ART-40667
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
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