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July 20-24 - Communication Design Online Intensive – AGRC 199 TOA

July 20-24 - Communication Design Online Intensive – AGRC 199 TOA

$ 250.00

Communication Design Online Intensive July 20-24 2020

Discover how design can make messages more powerful.  Learn the core principles of print-based graphic design — and create impactful designs using language and typography.

THIS IS A GOOD CONCENTRATION IF YOU: Come up with lots of ideas. Appreciate good design. Like to organize and make things look better. 

Detailed Description

This one week course will help you explore Communication Design using either hand-drawn or digital techniques. In this course, you will:

  • Explore the ways in which Communication Design (graphic design) can influence a message
  • Create your own font and graphic designs
  • Build your college admissions portfolio
  • Meet experienced industry professionals
  • Learn under the direction of CCS Communication Design Chair

The Communication Design Online Intensive lead instructor will be Susan LaPorte. Susan is the chair of the CCS Communication Design department.  Her typographic work has been published in design magazines; Eye Magazine, and Emigre. Her work has also been included in AIGA Get Out the Vote series, as well as in Typography Now II and The Typographic Experiment: Radical Innovation in Contemporary Type.

Each morning and afternoon, classes will connect via Zoom sessions that will be used for small-group live video chats, demos, and lectures that teach typography.  You will work on assignments independently, develop your photoshop skills, and create portfolio-quality work. You will also have one-on-one sessions with the chair and portfolio guidance from an admissions counselor  A tentative schedule is attached.  

You will have the amazing opportunity to interact with experts in the field and get insights into the professional world of communication design. The week will culminate with individual reviews with your instructor and feedback from an admissions counselor.

This workshop can be completed by students using analog or digital tools. A pencil, a brush, marker, paper, ink, and/or a personal computer and the adobe creative suite. When possible, we will work to merge the digital and analogy in our typographic play!

Register now, enrollment is limited to 12 students!


JULY 20-24





Supplies that you will need to have on hand to participate in the class will be shared with students and listed below.

Required supplies: pencils, brushes, ink, paint, paper, scissors, old magazines,

Optional supplies: color paper or black paper, soft modeling clay.

Optional tools: Personal Computer, Adobe Illustrator