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If you are looking for a Vancouver art & design school that offers you a diploma course in Graphic Design, and hope to pursue a career as an graphic designer, the following Art Institute of Vancouver program may be just the education you've been searching for.

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Magazines, newspapers, advertising, greeting cards, product packaging, and web development companies all require the services of graphic designers.

Students in this program will learn the basics of design, typography, and colour theory, and hone their skills in creative problem solving to help them learn how to meet the needs of clients quickly, creatively and economically. Students will be trained to design with the following software tools, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Dreamweaver, and Adobe Illustrator.

Emphasis is placed on learning the skills and techniques of both computer graphics and traditional design and production tools, such as the drawing board and drawing instruments. Advanced training includes the execution of assignments encountered by professionals in the field. Students graduate with the training and portfolio required for an entry-level position in visual communications.

Curriculum:

1st Quarter
Drawing
Fundamentals of Design
Digital Imaging
Life Drawing I
Colour Theory

2nd Quarter
Perspective
Typography
Digital Illustration
Digital Visual Composition
History of Art in Early Civilization

3rd Quarter
Electronic Design
Production Procedures
Concept Development
Fundamentals of the World Wide Web
Photoshop for Print

4th Quarter
Portfolio I
Computer Animation
Advanced Typography
Art Direction
History of Design

5th Quarter
Design & Technology
Coporate Identity
Foundation of Electronic Production
Web Site Development
Adveritising Design

6th Quarter
Portfolio II
Professional Development
Dimensional Design
Senior Project

This is a sample schedule only. Class scheduling is subject to change without notice.



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