Learn how to translate a photographic project into an engaging concept and design for a photobook. This course explores strategies and techniques for developing a dummy book or what is known as a ‘zine. By the end of this short course you will have everything you need to produce a PDF dummy book which can be distributed in that form or sent to a printer to make a physical book to your specifications. You will learn this through a series of discussions, looking at examples and completing exercises designed to explore the formulation of a concept for a photobook.
Following this you will be taught ways of developing that concept into a book design which can form the basis of a digital, (PDF) or physical dummy photobook. Students are encouraged to develop a concept based on a pre-existing body of work, alongside learning some of the fundamental graphic design principles useful for book design. Finally, students will be looking at how to start laying out a design for a dummy book using Adobe Indesign, or other apps.
This course is suitable for anyone interested in developing a photographic project into a photobook. Participants do not need prior experience of book development, graphic design or Adobe Indesign as the basics of all three will be covered during the workshop.
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
The class will be taught online at a specific course time each week using MS Teams. You will learn via a mix of presentation, active learning exercises, assignments, demonstrations, hand-outs, step-by-step instructions, pair working and group discussion. One-to-one tuition will be given to help develop ideas and skills. There are many advantages to learning in an online environment - benefit from anytime-access to an archive of course materials, resources and links to help you with projects and assignments.
Gain instant support and answers to questions via forums and receive one to one tutor and peer support. All Morley College students receive a generous discount on Adobe CC Software (see below) and a free Microsoft Office account with Email, MS Teams, Office Apps and much more!
Manageable project work will be assigned between and during classes to help you progress. The classes are informal and allow for question and answer sessions, technical advice and support depending on your needs. You will receive regular assessment and feedback on your progress. You will work as a class, in small break out groups; in pairs and one-to-one with your tutor. All course material will be instantly accessible via the learning platform and the sessions may be recorded so that you may return to them later. This will only be done with group consent.
Learners will be encouraged to use the class forums to engage with each other during the class and to support each other with project work between classes if required.
This course is taught online
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6 weeks (6:00pm to 9:00pm)
Next available date
23rd April 2021