Graphic Design and Portfolio.
Summer and Winter Courses - Florence
The course in Graphic Design and Portfolio offers you the possibility to challenge yourself with a creative program that combines traditional lectures and project work to approach the basic tools and techniques of graphic and visual design.
Through lectures, case studies, labs and site visits, you will enhance your theoretical knowledge and technical skills, in order to complete a creative portfolio, developed during this three-week experience.
Schedule: This course meets from Monday to Friday on a full time basis (morning and afternoon) the course has a duration of 75 hours spread over 3 weeks.
Target. The course is designed for aspiring designers who wish to acquire the fundamentals of graphic design in an intensive three-week program.This is an introductory course and no previous studies within the field are required. However we suggest students to familiarize themselves with the major themes that will be presented.
Methodology and structure. This course is meant to provide you with a hands-on introduction to graphic design principles and tools. Through theoretical lessons, the program covers high-level concepts like layout, typography, and color. You will have the chance to get hands-on, using Illustrator to build a custom logo and practice the vector drawing techniques. Next, the program takes you into Photoshop, where you learn how to creatively adjust and retouch the images you will use in design projects. During the final project presentation, together with your fellows you will show the results of the work carried out through the course.
Summer course includes a strategic combination of theoretical lessons, case studies and workshops with industry professionals, as well as site visits to design studios and exhibitions. Site visits are an integral part of the program’s learning experience and are designed to complement what is acquired in the classroom as well as serve as an on-going orientation to the field.
The nexus between knowledge and knowhow is the indispensable starting point for developing the cultural, creative and critical skills and competencies that are the ultimate goal of education at the IED.
Partnerships with leading enterprises are a fundamental factor in the IED’s educational strategy, featuring both at every stage throughout the didactic process and in the special events held to mark the end of every academic year. As a result of the IED’s constant, active relationship with the business world, more than 200 firms contribute in various ways every year to its student training programmes.