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First Year
TERM One
Graphic Design 1
Foundation Studio
Digital Studio 1
Visual Communication (Photography)

TERM Two
Graphic Design 1
Foundation Studio
Digital Studio 2
Visual Communication (Photography)

TERM Three
Graphic Design 1
Foundation Studio
Digital Studio 3
Visual Communication 3 (Photography, Digital Video)

Aims and Objectives
1. To introduce the students to a range of working methods through projects and exercises
2. To place emphasis on creative problem solving alongside the development of technical skills in the realization of work
3. To encourage discussion on design issues and expand on students visual awareness through lectures, research projects and field visits
4 .To introduce the students to the digital working environment and to the different applications used at the college

Learning Outcomes
a) An understanding of typographic terminology, typefaces, letterform structure, and the expressive quality of letterforms
b) A basic knowledge of the history of typography and graphic design up to the Bauhaus
c) An ability to identify a design problem, apply various approaches and critically examine the work
d) An understanding of the need for neatness, accuracy, presentation, and time management
e) Be able to successfully realize a visual idea or representation on paper
f) A basic understanding of formal design principals-shape, colour, texture, focal points, balance etc.
g) Be familiar with a range of different materials and design problems
h) Gain computer keyboard skills and understand the terminology and function of the computer and the different software packages

Second Year
TERM Four
Graphic Design 2
Advertising Design
Digital Studio 3 (New Media - Macromedia Dreamweaver & Flash)
Visual Effects (3D Modelling, DV, Motion Graphics)

TERM Five
Graphic Design 2
Advertising Design
Digital Studio 4 (New Media - Macromedia Director)
Visual Effects (3D Modelling, DV, Motion Graphics)

TERM Six
Graphic Design 2
Advertising Design
Digital Studio 4 (New Media - Macromedia Director)
Visual Effects (3D Modelling, DV, Motion Graphics)
Thesis project

Aims and Objectives
1. Students become familiar with new media technology and appropriate skills through project based study
2. Students are given the opportunity to become conversant with the processes (creative and technical) that are needed to implement their ideas successfully for print and new media
3. Students are presented with design projects to promote the development of time management skills
4. An awareness of professional opportunities and working realities is encouraged through visits by design professionals, group discussion, project work in conjunction with the industry and work attachments (term 5)

Learning Outcomes
a) An understanding of typographic hierarchies and appropriateness of typefaces
b) Be able to layout a multiple page document using a grid
c) Have an understanding of the power of image and type to communicate various messages
d) Gain confidence in print, web and digital video editing software and be able to work across program to realize a project
e) Have a basic understanding of HTML, the design process and technology involved in designing a web site
f) Gain an understanding of the power of moving images, narrative and production techniques in relation to digital video
g) Be able to produce and edit digital video
h) Have a strong understanding of the function and practice of graphic design with an emphasis on branding, corporate identity and packaging
i) Be able to prepare a complex document for print production and understand the basics of origination and printing
j) Become familiar with the history of graphic design from the Bauhaus to post-modernism
k) Have a general understanding of the principles and practice of the advertising industry
k) Have a general understanding of the principles and practice of the advertising industry
l) Be able to articulate design concepts and critically examine work

FEES
USD1,000 per term
Please contact the college for further details at
253130

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMME
Digital Imaging for Print and Multimedia (Photoshop)
Once a term, 6 weeks, evenings twice a week
FEES
Please contact the college for current fees at +263 4 253130

Web Design (Macromedia Dreamweaver)
Once a term, 6 weeks, evenings twice a week
FEES
Please contact the college for current fees at +263 4 253130

 
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