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Graphic Design for Print and Web
School of Media Studies & Information Technology
22 weeks, beginning in September and March
Mark-Anthony Karam | 416.675.6622 ext. 4728 | email@example.com
With Humber's Graphic Design for Print and Web program, you will develop a diverse and complete skill set that will help you gain a competitive edge in this dynamic field. With training in industry standard graphic applications for both print and digital design, this hands-on curriculum features expert instruction using the latest Adobe Creative Suite applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Flash.The courses, theory and principles of design are complemented by multiple practical assignments and real-world projects such as designing a magazine publication for tablet devices, developing an on-shelf box package and, ultimately, creating an online portfolio website using industry standard practices in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML/HTML5), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS and CSS3). The online portfolio project will showcase your print and digital design projects, in addition to, your web design and development abilities. Students will also learn the fundamentals of typography for both print and web, design fundamentals and the latest web standards and best practices. Your design education will also include in-depth preparation for pursuing employment. Your instructors will guide you on how to network effectively with employers, build and write an effective resumé, help you with branding yourself as a designer for freelance work and how to optimally present your portfolio for various types of positions. This program is not Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) eligible. Class size is limited to 23 students, so apply early.
The flourishing creative industries of Toronto offer an ideal environment in which to build your graphic design career, and Humber’s Graphic Design for Print and Web certificate puts you on the right track for this inventive occupation.
Featuring the greatest concentration of graphic designers in the country, the city offers ample opportunities for you to put your print and web design skills to good use. Work as a graphic designer, web designer, project manager or junior art director in a variety of organizations, including multimedia houses, design studios, graphic design departments of major corporations, advertising agencies and publishing houses. With your creative flair, knowledge of design software, and keen awareness of current digital design trends, you’ll impress employers and secure your future in this innovative field.
If you’re drawn to the idea of being your own boss, you’ll be well-situated to freelance for the many organizations that outsource design work, which will allow you to control your earnings, time and projects.
Humber is an authorized Adobe Training Centre and member of the Adobe Partners by Design, an alliance between Adobe Systems Incorporated and 27 of the top design schools in the world.
Note: Meeting the minimum require-ments does not guarantee admission to the program.
The 2012/2013 fee for 22 weeks is
– domestic $6,995
– international $7,295.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for 22 weeks of the 2012/2013 academic year.
Fees are subject to change.
For more information visit Fees and Financial Assistance.
Approximately $500 – supplies including graphic art hand tools, mounting boards, purchase of stock imagery for assignments, specialty printing.
|IMAG 113||Design Principles|
Course Code: IMAG 113
The digital design fundamentals classes are intended as an overview or introduction to digital graphic design and are conducted under the assumption that not all students have prior formal art training.
|IMAG 201||Adobe Photoshop 1|
Adobe Photoshop 1
Course Code: IMAG 201
Adobe Photoshop has been the industry standard software solution for professional photo editing and image creation on the desktop since its inception. Featuring comprehensive image manipulation capabilities, a wide variety of tools, commands and options tailored specifically for the purpose of working with high-quality still images, Photoshop is the worldwide standard. Working knowledge of this application is a prerequisite for any position in graphic design, multimedia, Internet and web development, print production and prepress.
|IMAG 202||Adobe Photoshop 2|
Adobe Photoshop 2
Course Code: IMAG 202
This course assumes a basic working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and its tools. It will build upon that knowledge throughout the course, looking in-depth at some of the more advanced techniques used in the industry. This course emphasizes efficiency and portfolio building, with each project being geared toward techniques that can be applied in the development of a portfolio. Class time will be divided into lecture and application sessions. During lectures, students are exposed to theory and new techniques with hands-on examples. During application sessions, there will be opportunity to work on class projects and assignments with the guidance of the instructor.
|IMAG 303||Adobe Illustrator 1|
Adobe Illustrator 1
Course Code: IMAG 303
Adobe Illustrator is the leading vector graphic illustration application for desktop graphic design professionals, multimedia content and interface developers and web artists. It is loaded with powerful tools for prepress image preparation, enhancement, special effects, file format conversion and web graphic formatting. It also features tools for image composition, close cropping, superimposition and high-end layering effects.
Course Code: IMAG 305
Every walk of life is defined by, expressed with, and indeed, dependent on type and typography. A firm knowledge of the art of typography distinguishes the true designer and is essential in order to communicate design ideas.
|IMAG 309||Adobe Illustrator 2|
Adobe Illustrator 2
Course Code: IMAG 309
This course adds to the level of knowledge acquired in Adobe Illustrator 1. More focus will be placed on visual problem solving and the application of advanced techniques available in the Illustrator arsenal. Other topics of discussion and hands-on application will be Illustrator’s interaction with Adobe Photoshop and other high-end prepress applications.
|IMAG 321||Page Layout 1|
Page Layout 1
Course Code: IMAG 321
Participants in this course will learn to use Adobe InDesign as the primary design and layout tool for creating production-ready electronic documents. The lessons will also address how InDesign integrates with other Adobe applications, such as Illustrator and Photoshop, into the electronic design and production process. In this introductory course, students will learn to layout single-page documents, and multi-page booklets.
|IMAG 322||Page Layout 2 |
Page Layout 2
Course Code: IMAG 322
This level two course in page layout addresses more complex design projects, bringing with them greater challenges in project management. Unlike most graphic applications for drawing or photo imaging, a page layout document is virtually never a self-contained file. The development process is such that the layout file must always remain associated with and accompanied by the external art files used within its design. This makes page layout as much an exercise in project management as in page design.
|IMAG 323||Page Layout 3 - Advanced Principles|
Page Layout 3 - Advanced Principles
Course Code: IMAG 323
This level three course focuses attention on more advanced and technical issues as they concern page layout within the specific application of an annual report. Through an examination of master-page usage and more elaborate text-chain management, this course will reinforce the students understanding of typesetting and page layout tools and address more advanced techniques like charts, tables, graphs, and anchoring images.
|IMAG 332||Introduction to Box Packaging Design|
Introduction to Box Packaging Design
Course Code: IMAG 332
|IMAG 334||Digital Publishing for Tablet Devices|
Digital Publishing for Tablet Devices
Course Code: IMAG 334
|IMAG 500||Web Design Fundamentals|
Web Design Fundamentals
Course Code: IMAG 500
Web Design Fundamentals provides an introduction to web design from a few different perspectives. Students learn to distinguish and articulate what structural and functional components are and how they can build into their own site designs. The web structures and Storyboard component teaches students how to plan the design of their own site.
|IMAG 576||Web Design with HTML and Dreamweaver|
Web Design with HTML and Dreamweaver
Course Code: IMAG 576
|IMAG 626||Advanced Web Applications|
Advanced Web Applications
Course Code: IMAG 626
|IMAG 824||Interactive Development for the Web|
Interactive Development for the Web
Course Code: IMAG 824
|IMAG 825||Introduction to Digital Imaging, Mac Basics|
Introduction to Digital Imaging, Mac Basics
Course Code: IMAG 825
The introduction to digital imaging prepares students for the world of multimedia by providing a brief theoretical overview of the industry as well as a hands-on introductory examination of graphic applications for print design and web design.
|IMAG 826||Composite 1|
Course Code: IMAG 826
Carried out in workshop format, this Advertising Design Composite class presents students with a design challenge that requires them to integrate their to-date learned skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign into a single project.
|IMAG 827||Composite 2|
Course Code: IMAG 827
This advanced composite design workshop marks the convergence of the web design and print design portions of the program. Similar in structure to the advertising design composite workshop earlier in the program, the majority of the course is dedicated for students to work on their own independent project, with instructor guidance and support. Students complete the print design and mock-up of a CD face and jewel case for their own electronic portfolio. The artwork for this piece will be adapted from their website created in the web design fundamentals course.
|IMAG 830||Print and Web Portfolio Development|
Print and Web Portfolio Development
Course Code: IMAG 830
Portfolio development is devoted to one-on-one instruction where students will be able to work directly with instructor to finalize for their print and web portfolios. The instructor will be able to assess the individual needs of students and assist them in compiling the best portfolio possible.
|IMAG 831||Print and Web Employment Skills|
Print and Web Employment Skills
Course Code: IMAG 831
Conducted in a seminar format, this course prepares students for the graphic design industry job market that they will be entering upon graduation. Presented in three separate units, topics include: resumé writing, cover letters, interview skills, networking, accessing the hidden job market and using the web to access employment opportunities and other electronic communications.
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