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Graphic Design: Introduction (Online)

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Online, Sep 21 - Oct 26 | Asynchronous
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-PRNT-0791 ( Class not open for registration )
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


A graphic designer is a creative problem solver who conceptualizes, plans and executes a design that communicates a message. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of working in the field of graphic design by examining its meaning, the design process and the role of the graphic designer in society. Students engage in various methods of critical thinking and making through hands-on exercises and projects, intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD Continuing Education Graphic Design certificate program and the broader field of the profession.

- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- This course requires access to Adobe Creative Cloud, or some of its creative tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Monthly subscriptions can be purchased from a variety of pricing plans directly from Adobe. Please visit the Adobe website for cost and downloading instructions. Be sure to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before purchasing.
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Applies to: AN-E, GR-R, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E

  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)