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Functional Composition


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

Course Overview

This course will teach the students how to draw and illustrate with effective and functional composition in mind. Learn how to follow composition rules in placing characters and making backgrounds. They will also learn how to layout content such as text and images for their graphic art works.

What You Will Learn

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

  • learn composition rules by drawing and illustrating
  • create various artwork that requires composition

Course Content

Week 1: Introduction to Composition

7 Videos | 1 Activity

7 Videos

  • Welcome to the course!
  • Composition Fundamentals
  • Composition Rules
  • Perspective
  • Types of Perspective
  • Activity: Background Design
  • Summary

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment

Week 2: Characters and Backgrounds in Composition

6 Videos | 1 Activity

6 Videos

  • Parts of a Background
  • Staging
  • Different Views
  • Camera Shots
  • Activity: Storyboard
  • Summary

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment

Week 3: Layout Design in Composition

6 Videos | 1 Activity

6 Videos

  • Digital Design
  • Composition Rules in Digital Design
  • Grids
  • Parts of a Magazine
  • Activity: Magazine Cover
  • Summary

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment

Week 4: Editorial Layout Composition

5 Videos | 1 Activity

5 Videos

  • Editorial Design
  • Layout
  • Color and Typography
  • Digital Magazines
  • Key Takeaways

1 Activity

  • Exit Assessment
  1. Course Number

    DICT-GD004
  2. Classes Start

    TBA
  3. Estimated Effort

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

    Free