Graphic Design Syllabus
While the syllabi of graphic design courses depend upon the course undertaken. Generally, it spreads over a few subjects like:
· Principles of Graphic Design
· Theory of Design
· Theory of Colour and Materials
· Use of Typography
· Process of Design
· History of Graphic Design
· Design Elements and Principles
· Drawing Systems
· Production Systems and Design
Other subjects include:
· Basic Visual Literacy
· Fundamentals of Story Telling
· Communication and Mass Media
· Fundamentals of Script Writing
· Fashion Illustration Concepts
· User Interface and Experience Design
· Corporate Design
· Integrated Branding
The syllabus will cover various subjects, where detailed knowledge will be provided to the students, including on types of typography. This includes font size, font style, font colour, and layout.
The integrated branding would be another subject that would be focussed in this post-graduate course. Here the knowledge will be bestowed upon how to manage a brand, studying the marketplace and related aspects. In fashion illustration concepts, the subject will provide pictorial, plus theoretical knowledge on the subject. It includes understanding anatomy, stylists to optimise, using composition to tell your story, differentiates between fabrics with texture, makes patterns aplenty, focuses on accessories and understanding perspective, rendering non-textile surfaces differently.
The corporate design would be another separate subject, where the official graphical design of the logo and name of a company is established. It is easily considered to be the most important part of graphic designing.
Students are also taught to handle various design software including CorelDRAW, Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Photoshop, etc. Further, they are taught about the importance of page design, layout, colour coordination and general aesthetics that should guide the design.