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Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of graphic design. Students will learn about design elements, principles, and software tools used in graphic design. Through hands-on projects and critiques, students will develop skills in visual communication, typography, layout, and digital imaging.

MODULE 1: Introduction to Graphic Design

Overview of graphic design principles and practices
Historical overview of graphic design
Role of graphic designers in various industries

MODULE 2: Design Principles

Understanding design elements (line, shape, color, texture, etc.)
Applying design principles (balance, contrast, alignment, proximity, etc.)
Gestalt principles and their application in design

MODULE 3: Typography

Basics of typography (typeface, font, point size, etc.)
Typography terminology and anatomy
Principles of effective typography in design

MODULE 4: Layout Design

Basics of layout design (grid systems, visual hierarchy, etc.)
Composition techniques and rules
Creating effective layouts for print and digital media

MODULE 5: Color Theory

Understanding color models (RGB, CMYK, etc.)
Color wheel and color harmonies
Psychology of color and its impact on design

MODULE 6: Image Editing

Introduction to image editing software (Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, etc.)
Basics of image manipulation (cropping, resizing, retouching, etc.)
Editing techniques for enhancing digital images

MODULE 7: Vector Graphics

Introduction to vector graphics software (Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, etc.)
Creating vector-based illustrations and logos
Applying vector graphics in design projects

MODULE 8: Branding and Identity Design

Basics of branding and visual identity
Logo design principles and process
Creating brand assets and style guides

MODULE 9: Web Design Basics

Fundamentals of web design principles
Introduction to web design software (Adobe XD, Sketch, etc.)
Designing user interfaces and wireframes

MODULE 10: Print Design

Basics of print design (brochures, posters, business cards, etc.)
Preparing print-ready files
Understanding print production processes

MODULE 11: Motion Graphics

Introduction to motion graphics software (Adobe After Effects, Blender, etc.)
Basics of animation principles
Creating simple motion graphics projects

MODULE 12: Portfolio Development

Building a portfolio of design projects
Presentation techniques for showcasing design work
Review and critique of student portfolios

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