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MM240 - Graphic Design for Multimedia

syllabus

Facebook group for this class

My office hours will be from1:55 PM to 2:40 PM after the class in the same lab.

Week 1

Introduction to course
Take student photographs
Discuss exactly what is meant by Graphic Design
A very brief history of graphic design
Introduce InDesign
Go over resources that will help with this class
Introduce Project 1 - Booklet
Setup folders for class
Basic elements and principles of design
Homework
Research a designer and watch the videos listed on todays handout
Handout for class

Week 2

Grid structure
Review from demo we started last week
lab time to work on project
Setup folders for class
Homework
Work on booklet to present on screen next week
Handout for class

Week 3

Present Project 1 - Designer Booklet onscreen
Introduce Project 2 - Experimental Type
Lecture
Experimental type tradition and look at examples of experimental type. Intro to printing.

Demonstrations

Create guides feature that I didn't get to in the last class.
Demos in InDesign and Illustrator for experimental type project.

Homework
Finish Designer booklet to turn in for grading next week.
Start work on Experimental Type project.
Handout for class

Week 4

Turn in Project 1 - Designer Booklet

Review

Demonstrations

Demonstrations for Experimental Type project

Homework
Work on experimental type project
Handout for class

Week 5

Review
Demonstrations for Experimental Type project

Demonstrations

Making letterforms in Illustrator
Playing with variations in letterforms

Homework
Work on experimental type project to present on screen next week

Week 6

Present experimental type booklets

Demonstrations

Printing booklet

Homework
Finish experimental type booklet and print
Handout for class

Week 7

Turn in printed Experimental Type booklet

Review

Creating guides for grid structures

Demonstrations

Blurb site
Install plugin for Blurb
Install ICC profiles
Make templates for cover and book using Blurb Plugin
Batch processing images

See students individually to go over projects

Homework
Start work on book design
Handout for class

Week 8

Intoducing Book project

Review from last week

Lab Time

Homework

Work on Book project
Handout for class

Week 9 - Spring Break

NO CLASS

Week 10

Batch Processing images
Review

Lab Time to meet with students

Homework

Work on Book project
Handout for class

Week 11

Review
Batch Processing images
Demonstration
Introduction to Interactive documents in InDesign
Lab
Meet with students I didn't manage to see in the last class.

Homework

Work on Book project
Link to video for Types of Interactive documents

 


 


 

 



Projects
Class projects and class participation 30
Project 1 - Graphic Designer PDF booklet 30
Project 2 - Experimental Type Design Booklet 30
Project 3 - Book Design 40
Project 4 - iPad and EPUB version of book design 20
Project 5 - Visual Identity program 30

Extra Credit – 20