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Graphic Design

Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-2801
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Designed for easy integration with Adobe's other software products (Photoshop, Illustrator), InDesign has a user-friendly, intuitive interface and offers flexibility through its wide array of supported file formats. Designers can use it to combine text and illustrations for single- or multi-page documents and to prepare them digitally for output to press, printer or pdf (portable document format). Students in this course gain technical knowledge of the application's basic tool layout, image manipulation, and vector integration tools. All the while, concepts of visual communication and design are reinforced through hands-on exercises.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-2817
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Fluency in vector drawing using Adobe Illustrator is bound to add depth to your portfolio and broaden your marketability in today's competitive design economy. You'll build on your existing familiarity with Adobe Illustrator to undertake three graphic illustration projects in a structured step-by-step format. You'll start with an illustration project that covers blends, effects and textures. You'll continue with a wallpaper project that introduces the repeat concept, and finish with a project that employs die lines and goes from flat to three-dimensional design. Registration, layers and file types are consistent topics throughout. You'll wrap up the course having demonstrated competency in this essential digital design workflow.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques or Adobe Illustrator


Instructor
  • Name: Anne-Marie Byrd (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRINT-2851 ( Class is almost Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $45


Description

Combining two tactile printmaking techniques, silkscreen and letterpress, this class focuses on experimental methods. Students learn how to hand-set type, how to create and develop imagery, how to prepare screens and how to print letterpress and silkscreen. Color mixing, paper variables, use of transparency and overlay of type and image are investigated. Students gain exposure to and mastery of centuries-old techniques in a contemporary context. Numerous examples are shared each week for inspiration. This is a great opportunity for curious beginners and intermediate printers alike to experience a hybrid printmaking process. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: GR-E, NS-E, PS-E


Instructor
  • Name: Suzette Cozzens (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 17 - Jul 22 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRNT-0714
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

This course introduces two-dimensional design as it needs to be understood by the graphic designer. Students explore and develop an understanding of visual relationships through the use of the elements of design (line, shape, value and texture) and the accompanying principles of design, including figure/ground relationships, repetition, contrast, rhythm, and transformation. Students are introduced to the graphic design workflow using vector drawing tools on the Apple computer platform. Together as a class they review the basic concepts, practice and vocabulary of design while critiquing peer projects to achieve greater visual literacy.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-R, IT-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Graphic Design: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Anya Lownie (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRNT-0776
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

What is the perfect recipe for a persuasive graphic design solution and how are the ingredients combined for the best effect? Each variable is subject to choice and, whether shrewdly or poorly made, those choices cannot help but change the overall impact of the project. Students in this course are introduced to image making methods that are determined by underlying graphic and typographic messages. Assignments are devised to reinforce conceptual thinking and to foster understanding and evaluation of source information. The aim is to empower the graphic artist/advertising designer with a full visual literacy that best serves the project's needs.

Applies to: GR-R, PG-E

Prerequisite: Typographics I: Elements + Process


Instructor
  • Name: Steven Lucas (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRNT-0791
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

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 the meaning of graphic design, the design process and the role the graphic designer plays in society. Students respond to presentations and engage in hands-on assignments intended to provide a glimpse of the RISD|CE Graphic Design certificate program and the broader field of the professional graphic designer.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-R, IT-E, PG-E, PM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Dina Zaccagnini Vincent (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PRNT-4151
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

The two areas of communication that a graphic designer must command are type and image, and it is only through their harmonious display that graphic design is given meaning to represent messages and ideas. In this course, students synthesize and apply lessons learned in earlier courses to explore the complex relationship between type and image and their role in enhancing meaning. Topics also include the differences that occur when a message is delivered as a two-, three- or four-dimensional time-based design. Students apply the design process and higher-order conceptual thinking in their creation of several projects suitable for a professional portfolio.

Applies to: GR-R, IT-E

Prerequisite: Graphic Structures + Systems


Instructor
  • Name: Anya Lownie (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-1869
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Every film worth remembering had a poster that was meant to create excitement as part of an advertising campaign. This course is all about the movie poster: its history in the world of cinema, and how to create one of your very own! You'll take on the role of graphic designer as you learn about vector drawing while using the most popular digital tool for poster design, Adobe Illustrator. As you become more confident with the design workflow and look for the best combination of type and picture, your posters become more complex. By the end of the course, you will have created four original posters, selecting a favorite project for a portfolio-quality print.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-2921
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Harry and Hermione may have wands, but you have the computer! Discover the secrets of digital magic that professional artists use to alter source material, such as photographs or scanned artwork. You'll create original work from preexisting sources and then, using the clever tools found in Adobe Photoshop, produce comics, CD covers, posters and more. You won't believe the digital wonders you can create!


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 29 - Aug 2 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-2921-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Harry and Hermione may have wands, but you have the computer! Discover the secrets of digital magic that professional artists use to alter source material, such as photographs or scanned artwork. You'll create original work from preexisting sources and then, using the clever tools found in Adobe Photoshop, produce comics, CD covers, posters and more. You won't believe the digital wonders you can create!


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)