Media Practices: Design Principles
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5426
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus, Online
Permission Required: No
Through exploring the principles of visualization, graphic design, typography and color theory, students learn to create designs that have visual impact. Student designers discover what generates the innovative looks needed in advertising, promotion, fine art, photography, motion graphics, identity or interface design. Lectures and class activities include techniques for composition, image editing, graphics, and preparing art for distribution in real and online worlds with popular design programs (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator). Designers are expected to solve weekly design problems with imagination while building a digital design portfolio. Design research and critiques play an integral role in the development of each student’s design aesthetics. Each designer will create a professional-quality visual presentation in the media of their choice for the final project
Course Open to: Majors Only
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Media Design or instructor permission.


Open to Graduate students.