ARTD403 Advanced Graphic Design, Camilla Torna, Fall 2018 | SACI College of Art & Design Florence

ARTD403 Advanced Graphic Design, Camilla Torna, Fall 2018

Note: Intermediate and Advanced Graphic Design students are in the same class. Advanced students complete broader assignments both for digital and print media.


Week 1

Mon 09.10

P1 Creativity
Work in class


Wed 09.12

Work in class

Week 2

Mon 09.17

Intro P2 Bookjackets design
Visit to bookstore


Wed 09.19

New approaches to visual identity
P2 research review

Week 3

Mon 09.24

Work in class on P2


Wed 09.26

Work in class on P2

Week 4

Mon 10.01

Work in class on P2
Printing and folding


Wed 10.03

P 3 The Longevity issue
Guest Lecture

Week 5

Mon 10.08

Florence data and info Photo session in town


Wed 10.10

Inclusive design
P3 research review
Work in class

Week 6

Mon 10.15

P3 progress review
Work in class on P3


Wed 10.17

P3 progress review
Work in class on P3

Week 7

Mon 10.22

P3 progress review
Work in class on P3


Wed 10.24

Guest lecture and workshop: Patricia Silva, Bookarts


Week 8


MIDTERM BREAK (October 27 - November 4)


Week 9

Mon 11.05

P3 progress review
Work in class on P3
Printing and binding


Wed 11.07

P3 progress review
Work in class on P3
Printing and binding

Week 10

Mon 11.12

Information design
Work in class


Wed 11.14

Guest lecture by Prof. Maria Antonia Rinaldi and Museology class

Week 11

Mon 11.19

P4 review
Work in class


Wed 11.21

P4 progress review + work in class

Week 12

Mon 11.26

Guest lecture and review: D’Apostrophe


Wed 11.28

P4 progress review + work in class

Week 13

Mon 12.03

P4 progress review + work in class


Wed 12.05

P4 progress review + finalize book

Week 14

Mon 12.10



Wed 12.12

Book presentation

Week 15

Mon 12.17

Work in class on workbook


Wed 12.19

Final Group Review


Project List


Final Product


Collage Book cover               


Publishing House Book Series Redesign


Without Limits: Info Booklet for Older Tourists


Info Graphics on Textiles



Workbook (collecting all sketches and finals)


Grading & Attendance Policies

Attendance is mandatory, absence will impact final grade. For every two unexcused absences, your grade will be lowered by 1/3 of a letter. Two late arrivals to class are considered the equivalent of one unexcused absence. Students who do not stay for the duration of a class session should be marked absent. Students who miss more than 20% of a course owing to unexcused absences cannot be given a passing grade for the course.

Grades are based on attendance, proficiency, effort, and improvement.

Grades range from A+ to F.  The SACI grading scale follows:
A+       Outstanding
A         Excellent
A-        Nearly Excellent
B+       Very Good
B         Good
B-        Nearly Good
C+       Above Satisfactory
C         Satisfactory
C-        Below Satisfactory
D         Unsatisfactory
F          Failure

Graduate Students Students in MFA, MA, and Post-Bac programs are expected to produce work at a level appropriate for students in a graduate program. They are required to additionally complete an in-depth study on one of the assigned topics by writing a short paper and by making a visula slideshow presentation in class. If they successfully complete all course requirements for graduate students, they will receive graduate-level credit for the course.

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