Graphic Design I

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Graphic Design I

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Graphic Design

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ITC/GD 2110 Digital Tools for Graphic Design and Production
    CS 1070 Introduction to Information Systems

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    An introduction to Graphic Design and its basic principles.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course provides students with solid foundations for their Graphic Design studies. The basic concepts in The application of Graphic Design are introduced: the importance of form, the construction and usage of grid, the principles of layout, the role of type, color and image within a composition. The students are also introduced to design and communication theories such as Gestalt Theory and Semiotics.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course the student should be able to:
    1. Make use of Graphic Design terminology.
    2. Relate communication theories with Graphic Design practice.
    3. Identify the different formats available for print purposes (industry standards and custom).
    4. Design compositions and layouts with the use of shapes, forms, and images based on a structured grid
    5. Construct design projects with clear visual hierarchy.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, and problem solving sessions, applied projects, class critiques and discussions.
    - Visits to companies and/or production sites.
    - Attendance of lectures/workshops by professionals offered on campus and/or in companies.
    - Studios: students are encouraged to use studio facilities for the completion of their works.
    - Media labs: students use media labs for the completion of projects and portfolios.
    - Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture and reading material.
    - Use of Blackboard, where instructors post assignments, instructions, announcements, as well as additional resources.