Summer Course in Graphic Design and Portfolio.
Summer and Winter courses - Florence
The course introduces the development of graphic design.
Utilizing lectures, case studies and site visits to design studios, exhibitions and workshops with Italian industry professionals students will develop a solid theoretical and technical skill set in order to complete a Florence-inspired final project .
Schedule: This course meets Monday to Thursday with morning and afternoon sessions for a total of 75 contact hours.
Level and Pre-requisites: Introductory course; no previous studies within the field are required. However students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the major themes that will be presented.
Learning outcomes: Acquisition of technical proficiency in the use of the tools and materials in graphic design; Development of new skills using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; Adaptation of the creative process meet project objectives; Development of a personal portfolio and individual final project.
Topics Covered: Semiotics, historical background of graphics and design, destination branding, typography and page layout, color analysis, fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator including use of layers, colors, text tools, pencil and brushes, picture placement and exporting to diverse media, introduction to developing and maintaining a professional portfolio.
Structures and Facilities:
From classrooms dedicated to academic lessons, to communal spaces at disposition of the student, and relying on skilled personnel, IED built structures and facilities aimed to transforming “know” into “know how to do”.
All the activities held in classrooms are planned to translate theory into experience, for this reason every classroom is provided with educational and research tools: computers with Mac OS X and Windows, projectors, sound stystems..