Five College Consortium

CMYK: Graphic Design Studio

Subject Name: 
Humanities Arts Cultural Stu
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Hampshire College
Graphic design is a creative and critical practice at the intersection of communication and abstraction. The process of learning graphic design is two-fold, and students in this course will engage both areas: first, students will develop knowledge and fluency with design skills--in this case, software (Photoshop/Illustrator); second students will address the challenges of design head-on through discussion, practice, iteration, critique and experimentation. The projects will challenge students to explore raster and vector graphic forms, color theory and typography in creative, experimental ways to reach their objectives. Techniques, approaches, styles and processes for representing numbers, maps, philosophies and ideas will be introduced throughout the course. As a studio and software course, it will be fast-paced and immersive and will require a substantial amount of work outside of class time. The course will be made up of several small, fast-paced projects and culminate in one longer, more engaged print design project. This course is geared toward students with a design-focused course of study.
Independent Work Lab fee: $50. In this course, students are expected to spend 12-20 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Course Sections

CMYK: Graphic Design Studio
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Thomas Long 02:00PM-03:20PM TU;02:00PM-03:20PM TH;12:30PM-01:50PM TU Adele Simmons Hall 126;Adele Simmons Hall 126;Emily Dickinson Hall 3