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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 printed world. As graphic design becomes more visible and prevalent in our lives, graphic design as a practice becomes more important in our culture. Through visual examples, this course will teach you the fundamental principles of graphic design: imagemaking, typography, composition, working with color and shape... foundational skills that are common in all areas of graphic design practice. I don't just want you to watch a video of someone talking about design, I want you to MAKE design! If you want to be a designer you have to be a maker and a communicator, so this course will offer you lots of opportunities to get your hands dirty with exercises and with more practical projects. At the end of this course you will have learned how to explore and investigate visual representation through a range of image-making techniques; understand basic principles of working with shape, color and pattern; been exposed to the language and skills of typography; and understand and have applied the principles of composition and visual contrast. If you complete the course, along with its optional (but highly recommended) briefs, you will have a core set of graphic design skills that you can apply to your own projects, or to more deeply investigate a specialized area of graphic design. To succeed in this course you will need access to a computer. You can complete this course without one but it will be tougher. Access to, and a beginner's level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs, such as Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign will help you, especially if you want to complete the optional briefs....

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Aug 21, 2018

Very interesting, I liked the format. Easy to follow, nice excercises. It's actually good to cover the basics of design, even if you are not an absolute beginner, and especially if you are self taught


May 10, 2018

An ok course for beginners. A bit too basic for someone who has already had experience in design, but is great anyway cause it breaks things back down to the simplest parts to help you remember roots.

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por Ernesto J

May 09, 2019

This course is really helpful for understanding the objective of the graphic design.

por Antonio D O

May 04, 2019

Loved this class! Michael is a great teacher, it is very clear that he has a lot of knowledge and i feel that he truly cares about teaching as well as his students. The exercises were perfect and gave me the basic design skills that I needed.

por Nathaly W

Apr 17, 2019

I really enjoyed how this course was laid out. I took design in high school, but never really grasped the concepts of design until my final year. This course really added a structure to the basic things I already knew and gave me a way to understand them separately, how to use them separately and then smoosh them all together. I had great fun doing the assignments and the course work was explained in a clear and understandable way.

por Leah E

Apr 11, 2019

I have taken graphics coursework at a number of institutions of higher learning. I appreciate the straightforward, simplified and accessible way the information is presented in a logical and sequential format to create a foundational understanding of the essential elements of graphic design. Weeks 3 and 4 are where it really comes together. I found these lectures of such critical importance that I saved them all. For a short term course, without the more extensive commitment of a full 16-week term one might find elsewhere, if one commits the time and effort to undertake all of the assignments, I found as much value in this course as I have in more traditional programs. It's reminded me of why I love graphic design, and although it's a basic introductory course, I was excited to undertake these exercises and do it all over again. This class is worth your time, effort and attention. Thank you CalArts and Coursera!

por magda a h

Jan 31, 2019

one of the greatest courses i ever attendant

por rebecca

Apr 04, 2017

I would not recommend this one to any paying customer. This is the second intro to Graphic Design class I have take on Coursera, and I found the way the material was presented in the CalArts course to be quite slow and pretty boring. Our assignments were simple and I felt no excitement in doing them. It would have been beneficial to see how these fundamental building blocks could be used in real life design. The other class (by CU-Boulder) made me want to continue learning ,and I felt excited to complete the projects whereas with this class I was forcing myself to sit down to finish just the required ones.

por Ehab M

Aug 08, 2016

i hate to say it, but this course is really really bad ... not practical at all. i'm not sure where this is all going. maybe by the fourth course in the series, 100 hours later of lectures, you might have something practical but this approach feels wrong. i'm sorry, it's a reputable school and who the hell am I, but one man's opinion: rethink how you go about introducing the newbie to graphic design as it's applicable to the real world.

por AMIN R

Apr 18, 2016

very good introductory course. i enjoyed the assignments, they are not overwhelming, easy to start, and the optional ones offer great opportunity to dig little deeper into graphic design fundamentals.

por Sunny D

Oct 15, 2015

I was led to believe that I would be learning the fundamentals of graphic design, which to me means learning how to use Photoshop, InDesign, etc. This is more about learning how to create art in general, not exactly what I'm looking for.

por Gerry D C

Jun 19, 2019


por Syed M A Z

Jun 18, 2019

Great course. Taught me the basics in an excellent way.

por Lois B

Jun 18, 2019

Go to the point, easy to understand and very productive.

por Khushi K

Jun 17, 2019

An amazingly designed course that can be readily applied in day to day graphic and visual content creation.

por wagdy i a i

Jun 16, 2019

good work and good leaders

por chelsea r

Jun 16, 2019

Very interesting and a great start for a beginner!

por Odett R

Jun 15, 2019

Una introducción perfecta y una enseñanza completa para embarcarse en el mundo del diseño gráfico.

por Muhammad M H

Jun 15, 2019

Great Course to make the basics of Graphic Design and Love the way the instructor teaches.

por Shinta S

Jun 15, 2019

I am really glad that I took this course. It gave me very specific details about graphic design that I could not get in another online course that I joined.

por Oleksandra S

Jun 14, 2019

I ganed lot's of new knowledge and challenges during this course

por carlos p

Jun 14, 2019

En dos semanas de estudios ya se abrió para mi un gran panorama de conocimientos

por Mohammad T

Jun 12, 2019

Great and awesome course. I learnt a lot of techniques in graphic design

Really Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

por Ualnovis N

Jun 12, 2019


por Michael T

Jun 11, 2019

Great insights and Info on Graphic Design. I learned a lot. Thanks!

por Sandeep M

Jun 11, 2019

Much gratitude for this course!. I am not very artsy still I learned a lot.

por Yusuf S

Jun 10, 2019

Good course for beginners.