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GDTC1113 – Design and Layout I pdf

Credits: 3 (2/1/0)
Description: As the first of three layout courses in a series, this course introduces students to the basic elements and principles of design. Students will produce a variety of projects that will familiarize them with basic design theories, branding philosophies and production techniques. In addition to hand-rendered projects, students will also begin to learn technical layout skills in Adobe InDesign.
Prerequisites: (None)
Corequisites: (None)
  1. Define the graphic design industry.
  2. Explore creative problem-solving, brainstorming and thumbnailing techniques.
  3. Identify proper design and production terminology.
  4. Identify the elements and principles of design.
  5. Understand and apply color theory.
  6. Understand and apply typography techniques.
  7. Understand and apply basic layout grids.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency using the basic tools of Adobe InDesign.
  9. Create a variety of design projects using Adobe software and hand-rendering skills.
  10. Evaluate design solutions by defending own work and critiquing the work of others.
MnTC goal areas: (N/A)

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