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An Introduction to Graphic Design and Illustration

 
 

Course overview

Graphic design and illustration are the creative visualisation of communication, encompassing the interpretation of persuasion, education, information and entertainment through text and image.

You explore these key principles and language of the subject and follow the process from interpreting the brief to communicating creative ideas. No previous knowledge is assumed and you are encouraged to explore a range of ideas, processes and methods while completing a negotiated project.

You learn through live sessions. You are allocated weekly tasks supported with live demonstrations of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator), online lectures, and Q&A sessions.

Summer university

Start date: Starts Tuesday 6 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Applications open early April.

This course is delivered online. Please check the entry requirements tab before making your application to ensure you meet the entry criteria and have all the minimum equipment necessary to take part.

You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

This course will be delivered online.

 

Course details

What you study

- key principles and contexts of graphic design and illustration
- create visual communications and communicate them using a variety of media processes and methods
- originate and present imaginative designs in your own subject area
- the creative process and concept development
- creatively explore the use of text and image

How you are assessed

You are assessed through a portfolio of creative work (100%).

You do a mid-course presentation of your work so far, to be shared digitally with the class through Google Slides or Zoom.

 
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Access to the following programs:
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator

When you enrol on this course you can access Adobe Suite through your student account for the duration of your course.

As this is an online course you need access to a computer and be comfortable learning through an online platform. A strong and stable internet connection is required, and a webcam and microphone to participate in any interactive elements of the course.

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of this course, you should be 16 at the time of enrolment. If you are under 18 at the time of enrolment you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2021/22 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00
  • Online
  • Start date: Starts Tuesday 6 July, Tuesdays and Thursdays for four weeks, 6.00pm - 9.00pm