Cursus Grafische vormgeving

Ben je creatief en hou je van ontwerpen? Overweeg je een carrière als grafisch vormgever? Dan is de jaarcursus Grafische vormgeving wat voor jou. In de cursus Grafische vormgeving ontdek je de kracht van communicatie in woord en beeld. Je leert de Adobe programma’s Photoshop, Illustrator en Indesign van buiten kennen en krijgt les in vormgeving, typografie en prepress. Daarnaast werk je aan een goed portfolio. Het jaar wordt afgesloten met een gezamenlijke eindpresentatie.

Geïnteresseerd? Kom naar de informatiebijeenkomst op dinsdag 21 juli om 19:00 uur of op dinsdag 18 augustus om 19:00 uur. Meld je aan via grafischevormgeving@mk24.nl

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Digital Design

year 1: Introduction to Digital Design
year 2: Digital Design Concept development

Are you interested in what Digital Design can do? Are you considering a career as a Digital Designer? If so, MK24 offers a Digital Design course in English, consisting of 2 years.

Interested? Join us on Monday July 20 at 8PM or on Monday August 17 at 8PM. Let us know you’re coming at grafischevormgeving@mk24.nl

During the first year you will experiment with different design methodologies and explore the various aspects of digital design. Each design aspect is associated with an assignment in order to apply the theory you learned.
The second year is focussed on your own design process from concept creation till the design production. Also during the second year each step of the course is combined with an assignment.

Knowledge about UX and UI will be shared during the whole course according to the different discipline and assignments.


Please note: This class is taught in English.

In the first year you will learn to understand the implications of Digital Design and you will discover the significance of responsive design and how to deal with different devices. . The main focus of the course is designing and not developing, however you will get to learn the basics of CSS and HTML and will learn to work with CodePen.
The course is divided into 4 major subjects, subdivided in different topics which will be tackled in a series of assignments.
Content creation
Programming
Concept and design/layout
Animation interacitivity and moving images

You will make an excursion to a Digital Design studio and you will end the year
with the design and possibly with the development of a one page site.

Is this course for you?

Anyone with an interest in Digital Design can enroll. No prior knowledge of design or the applications used is necessary, but a basic knowledge of computers is required.
However, the course is mainly aimed at people who seriously consider Digital Design as their future professional career.
Do you have questions about the specifics of this course? If so, send us an email: grafischevormgeving@mk24.nl.

What do you need?

A computer with Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch or XD or Figma and After Effects. If you do not have a laptop, you may borrow a MacBook Air from MK24 during class

Curriculum

The Digital Design course consists of 36 lessons of 2,5 hours each, which includes a short break.

Each subject is taught by an instructor who is an expert in their field.

The Digital Design course consists of 36 lessons of 2,5 hours each, which includes a short break.
Each subject is taught by an instructor who is an expert in their field.

Topics that will be instructed in the first year are:

Content creation:
• Ui/UX
• Photo editing for digital environment
• Vector images icons and logo design
• Copyright and use of images
• Introduction SEO/ Google analytics

Programming
• CSS / HTML / CodePen
• Different CMS
• Difference between web app and website

Concept and design/layout
• Creation of concept and content

• Brand strategy
• Information architecture and site structure
• Prototyping
• Interacitivity
• Accessibility
• Responsive design for different screen sizes

Animation interacitivity and moving images
• Introduction to interactivity
• Moving gif
• Moving images

The second year of Digital Design is mainly focussed on Concept Development and will consist of:
Analysis of an existing case to help you with the development of your own concept which you will work on during the year, in alternation with small assignments
You will be explained how branding and marketing work and how to include it into your own concept.

The topics of the first year will be a guideline for the second year as well, going into more depth and adressing the following subjects as well:

• Content design: still images, moving images, video
• Use of color
• SEO/ google analytics master class
• CSS / HTML
• Graphic design and digital typography
• Prototyping with CSS and HTML
• Responsiveness & Interactivity: what to take into account when designing for different screens.
• Accessibility for web: taking into account different devices the site can be viewed and the accessibility for e.g. the phycically impaired or people speaking a different language. And what will be the impact on designing your website
• Impact of websites in general and design choices in particular on the environment

By the end of the second year we expect you to have completed a number of small assignments and a fully designed website and you will have discovered which aspect of Digital Design suits you best. As Digital Design is usually a co-production you will also learn how to brief other professionals to develop your site.

Please note that the course is aimed at designing a website. Whether you will be able to develop it as well depends on the complexibility of the coding required. Although you will be taught the basic skills of coding it might not cover the requirements of your design.