Introduction to Digital Design
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Communication
Course Number: NCOM 3200
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Concentrating on design thinking, students develop the visual language and technical skills to articulate design challenges, conceptualize ideas, investigate design solutions, navigate software interfaces and both present and comment upon visual output in classroom critiques. Along with an appreciation for the history of graphic design and how it continues to evolve, this course covers the principles of electronic image design, typography, and color theory. Students produce projects using photographs, text, and drawn elements such as logos, creating designs that have visual impact and convey intended meaning. Technical instruction covers Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator tools and capabilities; publishing with Adobe Acrobat; and formatting files for posting on the Internet and copying to DVD. Taught on the Macintosh platform.
Course Open to: Degree Students