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Principles of Design


Department of Information and Communications Technology
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

Course Overview

This course is developed as an introduction to the principles of design. Students will learn the fundamentals of graphic design that they will use in making their artworks and will be crucial in the advancement of their skills and career. They will learn how to think in the mindset of a creative and to apply these learnings by creating well executed posters.

What You Will Learn

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • learn about the Principles of Design
  • create Designs in Photoshop applying the Principles of Design

Course Content

Week 1: Emphasis and Balance

13 Videos | 1 Activity

13 Videos

  • Welcome to the course!
  • Principles of Design
  • Emphasis Definition
  • Balance Definition
  • Examples
  • Activity: Book Cover
  • Summary

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment

Week 2: Contrast and Repetition

6 Videos | 1 Activity

6 Videos

  • Album Cover Art
  • Contrast Definition
  • Repetition Definition
  • Examples
  • Activity: Album Cover Art
  • Summary

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment

Week 3: Proportions and Movements

6 Videos | 1 Activity

6 Videos

  • Video Game Cover
  • Proportion Definition
  • Movement Definition
  • Examples
  • Activity: Video Game Art
  • Summary

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment

Week 4: White Space

6 Videos | 1 Activity

6 Videos

  • Magazine Cover
  • White Space Definition
  • White Space Examples
  • Activity: Magazine Cover
  • Principles of Design
  • Key Takeaways

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment
  1. Course Number

    DICT-GD001
  2. Classes Start

    TBA
  3. Estimated Effort

    2 hrs./week (8 hours)
  4. Price

    Free