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Make Compelling Design

Graphic design is all around us, in a myriad of forms, both on screen and in print, yet it is always made up of images and words to create a communication goal. This four-course sequence exposes students to the fundamental skills required to make sophisticated graphic design: process, historical context, and communication through image-making and typography. The sequence is completed by a capstone project that applies the skills of each course and peer feedback in a finished branding project suitable for a professional portfolio. The goal of this specialization is to equip learners with a set of transferable formal and conceptual tools for “making and communicating” in the field of graphic design. This core skill set will equip learners for formal studies in graphic design, and a starting point for further work in interface design, motion graphics, and editorial design.

From California Institute of the Arts via Coursera
Hours 114
Instructors Louise Sandhaus, Lorraine Wild, Michael Worthington, Gail Swanlund, Anther Kiley, Matthew Pizzi, M, a, t, h, e, w
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design Programming

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Graphic Design & Multimedia $43k

Graphic Design Ambassador $50k

Graphic Design and Photography $51k

Graphic Design/ Technical $51k

Lecturer, Graphic Design $53k

Faculty Graphic Design $56k

Marketing, Graphic Design $61k

Web and Graphic Design $71k

Critic in Graphic Design $71k

Graphic Design Editor $73k

Motion/Graphic Design $74k

Graphic Design/3D $94k

Courses in this Specialization

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Oct
12

Fundamentals of Graphic Design (You were viewing this course)

Graphic Design is all around us! Words and pictures—the building blocks of graphic design—are the elements that carry the majority of the content in both the digital world and the...

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Photoshop CC Selections

This course covers how to effectively create selections inside of Adobe Photoshop. Mastering selections is the first step in becoming a good Photoshop user. We cover a wide range...

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Oct
12

Introduction to Typography

Typography is the art of manipulating the visual form of language to enrich and control its meaning. It’s an essential area of skill and knowledge for graphic designers....

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Oct
5

Introduction to Imagemaking

This course for serious makers, and for students new to imagemaking. Imagemaking is a fluid and exciting area of graphic design that comes out of practice and process:...

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Oct
5

Ideas from the History of Graphic Design

This condensed survey course focuses on four key periods or themes from the history of design. Together we’ll trace the emergence of design as a recognized practice, why things...

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Oct
12

Brand New Brand

This course is the culmination of the Graphic Design Specialization and gives you an opportunity to tie together your knowledge and skills into a single project: a brand...

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From California Institute of the Arts via Coursera
Hours 114
Instructors Louise Sandhaus, Lorraine Wild, Michael Worthington, Gail Swanlund, Anther Kiley, Matthew Pizzi, M, a, t, h, e, w
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design Programming

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

Graphic Design & Multimedia $43k

Graphic Design Ambassador $50k

Graphic Design and Photography $51k

Graphic Design/ Technical $51k

Lecturer, Graphic Design $53k

Faculty Graphic Design $56k

Marketing, Graphic Design $61k

Web and Graphic Design $71k

Critic in Graphic Design $71k

Graphic Design Editor $73k

Motion/Graphic Design $74k

Graphic Design/3D $94k

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