Graphic Design

Undergraduate

Classes
Credits
  • ARTD201 Beginning Graphic Design3

    Term: Fall, Spring

    Prerequisites: None

    The course introduces the student to a basic vocabulary of design by theory, practice and historical background through a series of excercises which combine hand with digital techniques. The student learns about visual quality and visual language, composition, analysis and simplification of shape, and basic color theory. Students investigate the use of grids to lay out information on a page and learn how to create a booklet. This class is important to develop creativity and conceptual skills, and get acquainted with the basic use of the most used graphic design applications. Later in the term, students take part in the SACIMX Project, an interdisciplinary program that immerses them in the development of both concrete and intangible aspects of the museum visit experience. Click for additional information about SACIMX, Designing the Museum Experience

    During the Spring term, students enrolled in SACI's Graphic Design courses have the opportunity to participate in the Fashioning Spaces Program, an interdisciplinary program developed through a collaboration between SACI and the Ferragamo Foundation and Museum in Florence. For more information about the Fashioning Spaces Program, please see the brochure.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

  • ARTD301 Intermediate Graphic Design3

    Term: Fall, Spring

    Prerequisites: Beginnng Graphic Design

    This course is for the student who has a basic understanding of compositional design principles and a basic knowledge of letter forms and printing types. It concentrates on the application of problem-solving methods to real-situation projects with Italian culture content. Special focus is placed on museum identity and user experience. Projects are undertaken as part of the SACIMX Designing the Museum Experience which, in collaboration with Museology and other SACI classes, posits innovative solutions for major Florence museums. Group discussions identify the specific communication needs of each museum and explores design approaches that can fill missing educational elements in the museum experience. Click for additional information about the SACIMX project.

    Students enrolled during the Spring term in SACI's Graphic Design courses have the opportunity to participate in the Fashioning Spaces Program, an interdisciplinary program developed through a collaboration between SACI and the Ferragamo Foundation and Museum in Florence. For more information about the Fashioning Spaces Program, please see the brochure.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

  • ARTD403 Advanced Graphic Design3

    Term: Fall, Spring

    Prerequisites: Intermediate Graphic Design

    Individual projects are assigned which focus on a student-selected design topic. Students are expected build their portfolio elements while meeting with the instructor for scheduled guidance and critiques. Projects are undertaken as part of the SACIMX Designing the Museum Experience which, in collaboration with Museology and other SACI classes, posits innovative design solutions for major Florentine museums. This practical, hands-on experience provides the opportunity to develop projects including the establishment of a new visual identity, an informational way-finding system, promotional graphics, and the full development of an infographic design. In order to create visual messaging at a professional level, special attention is given to every detail of image editing, page layout, and typographic problems.

    Students enrolled in SACI's Graphic Design courses have the opportunity to participate in the Fashioning Spaces Program, an interdisciplinary program developed through a collaboration between SACI and the Ferragamo Foundation and Museum in Florence. For more information about the Fashioning Spaces Program, please see the brochure.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

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