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Introduction to Design
9 Weeks | $595 | Online and In-class


Elements and principles, color, type, composition
This is an introductory course that will cover the elements or principles, of visual design including; contrast, balance, emphasis, movement, white space, proportion, hierarchy, repetition, rhythm, pattern, unity, and variety. These principles of design work together to create something that is aesthetically pleasing and optimizes the user experience.


Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring | Online & In-class
Course Fee: $595
Prerequisite: A basic to intermediate knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, especially in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign. This can be demonstrated by completion of the recommended prerequisites in the course matrix, or previous educational or professional experience.
Software: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat Pro. Adobe InDesign is recommended, but not required.
Note: Fulfills 3 units towards requirements for the Communication Design Certificate program.  Required course for the Communication Design Certificate.
Next Step: Design I: Type & Symbol
Contact: For more information about this course, please email unex-digital@ucsd.edu.

Course Number: ART-40720
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Communication Design

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