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Visual Communication and Graphic Design: An Overview

Gain a thorough understanding of what graphic design is, and learn by working through the design process on a series of image, type, layout, and logo design projects. Additionally, each session will include a mini-project that centers on key skills in three Adobe Creative Cloud software programs: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Upon completion of the course, you will have a better understanding of graphic design and a number of portfolio-ready graphic design projects.
Registering at least three weeks prior to the course start date is highly recommended.

This course is delivered in an online, self-paced (asynchronous) format. The instructor interacts with students and facilitates group discussions within NYU’s online learning platform. There are weekly deadlines for lesson and assignment completion.
This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Storytelling. It may be taken to pursue the certificate, or as a standalone course. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts: Email sps.pala.ce@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Digital image editing techniques utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Experience applying visual design principles to concept development and design analysis
  • Knowledge of successful concept-driven color solutions and applied design principles in projects

Ideal for

  • Beginners who want to be introduced to graphic design principles and their applications using Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Intermediate graphic designers who want to improve and learn even more
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.