About the Course
This course enables you to build on the practical skills introduced in Graphic Design 1, develop your critical and contextual understanding of graphic design, begin to locate your practice in a professional context by undertaking client led projects, and start to define your own voice and visual language within your work. The relationship between a client, brief and graphic designer is central to the practice of graphic design, taking this context as a starting point this course will explore this relationship, supporting your understanding of how to apply creative problem solving techniques, understanding the needs of clients and audiences, finding effective ways of communicating your ideas and developing the critical skills to evaluate the results. You will explore how to design for information graphics, logos and publishing; understand print processes and how to prepare your artwork for printing, and develop your use of layout. A practical and contextual understanding of typography is important to graphic design and this will be developed through examining typography and type design in more detail. Your learning log will be used to document and reflect your learning journey and location of your practice. Developing critique and self-reflective skills are important in helping defining your own visual language and assessing the effectiveness of your visual communications, these will be supported through written feedback, peer interaction and tutor feedback
The Open College of the Arts is a non-profit educational charity offering arts education through open and flexible distance learning methods. You will receive support from a one-to-one tutor who is also an arts practitioner and you will become part of a thriving UK and international student community.
All of our part time distance learning Open degrees are awarded by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). We have an exceptional range of part-time Open courses at Higher Education level in painting, drawing, photography, music, illustration, graphic design, creative writing, textiles, sculpture, printmaking, art history and film.
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