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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
Digital Design I
Digital Design I
Fall 2015
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An introduction to design fundamentals and digital software tools. The use and application of type and images to design projects; image making; methods, processes, visual hierarchy, and visual communication strategies; and professional practices, project workflow, and the critique process. Students learn to use professional design industry digital software tools, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
CDM 1200 Digital Design I learning outcomes: • To learn and utilize the Adobe Creative Suite Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign). • To learn and utilize the MAC Operating System (OS). • To learn and utilize fundamental principles of composition. • To learn image representation. • To development of project management skills that allow you to work toward professional practice and create portfolio pieces at the professional level. • To strengthen craft and technical skills, and work well under deadlines. • To expand and develop your verbal presentation skills. • To develop objective critique skills, and be able to engage in critical discourse. • Learn how to take pride and be engaged in your work---Own your work! HAVE FUN!
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