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Advanced Graphic Design Certificate

Advanced Graphic Design Certificate courses.

Adobe Illustrator Level 2: Intermediate

In the Illustrator Level 2 course, you will strengthen your production and illustration skills by working on real-world projects, such as creating a logo, building a package, and creating photorealistic illustrations. You'll see how simple tools, such as gradients and shadows, can add depth and realism to simple objects.

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The book is not required, but we recommend that you purchase it as a reference during and after the course. This book and its exercise files are made specifically for the CC2017 software used in our computer labs and may not be compatible with older versions of the software. The instructor can provide backwards-compatible files upon request.

After this class, you will be able to:
  1. Create and modify layers
  2. Use and create gradients, blends and patterns
  3. Work with brushes
  4. Employ creative uses of effects and graphic styles
  5. Work with and create symbols
  6. Work with the perspective grid
  7. Combine Illustrator images with Photoshop images
  8. Create and save content for the web
Section: ADOBE-IL-LVL2 (30APR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 30, 2017 End Date: May 07, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Gaston Register
Section: ADOBE-IL-LVL2 (12AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 12, 2017 End Date: Aug 19, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register

Adobe Photoshop Level 2: Intermediate

Students in this class will work through example projects based on real-world scenarios to reinforce and expand upon the skills learned in Photoshop Level 1.

You will learn how to create a movie poster using multiple source images; how to utilize Photoshop’s vector capabilities; and advanced techniques for image correction and typographic design. You will also learn how to incorporate lighting effects and perspective tools to create realism in your Photoshop compositions.

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Section: ADOBE-PS-LVL2 (22MAY17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 22, 2017 End Date: May 23, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register
Section: ADOBE-PS-LVL2 (28AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 28, 2017 End Date: Aug 31, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register

Capstone: Advanced Graphic Design

THIS CLASS IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE. YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE NECESSARY SOFTWARE INSTALLED TO PARTICIPATE.

You’ve fiddled in graphic design, but you’re not quite there. You aren’t yet at a point where you feel confident in calling yourself a professional Graphic Designer, managing print design pieces from concept to completion. This course takes you the rest of the way. Over ten weeks you’ll come to understand, in theory and practice, what makes good design — in form and space, in color fundamentals, in translating key messages into design, and in utilizing typography and images effectively. You’ll create three treatment designs and suffer them to the critique of your instructor, a working Art Director. You’ll take your reworked design and compete it as camera-ready for your final exam project, which can serve as a starter for your professional portfolio. The final day will be spent at a professional print shop learning all about the latest equipment and techniques from top-flight professionals in their field. Arrive on day one with an idea for your print project!

This course is the capstone for the Graphic Design Certificate program and is only available to certificate enrollees. Students must complete all required Graphic Design courses prior to taking the capstone course.


Prerequisites:
Students are required to complete all of the following courses prior to taking this course.

  • FOUNDGRAPHIC
  • ADOBE-ID-LVL1
  • ADOBE-ID-LVL2
  • ADOBE-PS-LVL1
  • ADOBE-PS-LVL2
  • ADOBE-IL-LVL1
  • ADOBE-IL-LVL2
  • ADVGRAPHIC
Section: CAP-ADVGRAPHIC (15MAR17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 15, 2017 End Date: May 31, 2017 Tuition: $895.00
Campus: Online Instructor: Mary E Zimnik Must Apply

Advanced Graphic Design: Theory & Practice


THIS CLASS IS BEING OFFERED ONLINE. YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH THE NECESSARY SOFTWARE INSTALLED TO PARTICIPATE.

Following the fundamentals certificate, students are primed to take those basic skills and learn how to apply design theory and practice to real-world projects. This course kicks-off addressing key design movements that shaped the field of graphic design. Then, the student is guided through the planning process to develop and manage a design project. An intense immersion in form and space, color, typography, and images explores in-depth the full range of graphic design theory. The course also covers industry-standard print production practices. Finally, the in-class section rolls into a month-long intensive instructor-guided self-study in a chosen track of specialty: Brand Identity Design; Advertising Design; ePublishing Design for eBooks; or Information Design. In this part of the extended course, the student studies their area of expertise and develops a project in their track.

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After this class, you will be able to:
  • Apply a general framework to developing and managing graphic design projects
  • Use color theory to create palettes and color systems for brand development
  • Confidently combine typeface pairings for professional, effective designs
  • Build strong page compositions — the cornerstone of effective visual communication
  • Use images to create graphic impact for compelling design solutions
  • Apply industry standard concepts of print production preparation


Prerequisites:
Students are required to complete all of the following courses prior to taking this course.

  • FOUNDGRAPHIC
  • ADOBE-ID-LVL1
  • ADOBE-PS-LVL1
  • ADOBE-IL-LVL1
  • ADOBE-ID-LVL2
  • ADOBE-PS-LVL2
  • ADOBE-IL-LVL2