Visual Design Concepts
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art, Media and Technology
Department: Art, Media & Technology
Course Number: PSAM 5856
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Graphic Design
  • Typography
  • Color Theory
Description:
Visual Design Concepts is a course dedicated to the connections between visual communication (image, type, compositon), digital media and methods of making. The course focuses on the principles of visual communication and the ways they can be applied within digital media, whether the work is narrative, interactive, or computation-based. As a course in design process, there will be an emphasis on different methods for working, including concept development through iteration. We will cover fundamental principles of visual design including composition, color, typography, layout, style, tools and materials, organizing information, type as form, word and communication. This is not a software-specific class, but students are expected to develop projects through applications or programming languages of their choice.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university graduate degree students.