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Introduction to Digital Arts and Graphic Design

Course Number: ART X489.31

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4 units

Are you new to design? Get a solid footing in the fundamentals of design production in this new creative workshop.This five-week workshop is designed for individuals who want to create visual and innovative communication solutions using graphic elements. This workshop gives you the foundation you need to master the basics, and sets you up to succeed with more advanced training. Workshop topics and hands-on activities focus on:

  • fundamental design production processes
  • the role of the professional visual communicator
  • design unification of diverse elements
  • color theory
  • typography

The workshop also offers a comprehensive introduction to the primary Adobe Creative Software Suite. Learn Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat from seasoned professionals. You will also learn how basic design concepts and software interface to create an effective and efficient design environment. Production will include graphic collaterals focused on the web and print media. A capstone project displaying a comprehensive layout and design project is required upon completion.

Delivered in a hybrid format, this workshop combines in-class instruction and online learning modules with three face-to-face Saturday meetings.

Offered at two locations:

  • In Riverside: Classroom meetings at the UCR Extension Center on Sat., Sept. 23, Oct. 7 & 28 and Online: Sept. 23-Oct. 28
  • In Palm Desert: Classroom meetings at the UCR Palm Desert Center on Sat., Nov. 4  & 18 & Dec. 9 and Online: Nov. 4-Dec. 9

Attend our upcoming FREE Information Sessions to learn more. Sat. 10-11 a.m., Aug. 12, delivered by Live Webcast, so you can participate remotely or from the UCR Extension Center, and Sat. 10-11 a.m., Oct. 7, delivered by Live Webcast so you can participate remotely or from the UCR Palm Desert Center. 
Register online.

 

 

Available Sections

Starting Nov 4

172CPM001

Starting Nov 4
172CPM001

Course Fees

$850 Early Bird Discount ends on Oct 29
$900 after Oct 29

Instructor

John Lane [ bio ]

close [x] John Douglas Lane, B.F.A., Director, Digital Arts Institute, Cardiff

Schedule:

Begins:
Nov 4 - Dec 9, 2017

Begins:
Nov 4, 2017

Begins:
Nov 18, 2017

Begins:
Dec 9, 2017

Location:

Hybrid Course Moodle

Section Notes:

Students should have access to the latest version of the Adobe Creative Cloud Software. This is a hybrid course, combining online and classroom instruction.

Textbook:

No Textbook Required.

Starting Sep 23

172CPM002

Starting Sep 23
172CPM002

Course Fees

$850 Early Bird Discount ends on Sep 17
$900 after Sep 17

Instructor

John Lane [ bio ]

close [x] John Douglas Lane, B.F.A., Director, Digital Arts Institute, Cardiff

Schedule:

Begins:
Sep 23 - Oct 28, 2017

Begins:
Sep 23, 2017

Begins:
Oct 7, 2017

Begins:
Oct 28, 2017

Location:

Hybrid Course Moodle

Section Notes:

Students should have access to the latest version of the Adobe Creative Cloud Software. This is a hybrid course, combining online and classroom instruction.

Textbook:

No Textbook Required.

Prerequisites

Students should have a working knowledge of the PC or MAC computer platforms in terms of file management, folder creation, and general platform navigation.

Applicable Certificates

No Applicable Certificates

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