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Graphic and Digital Design

This practical, creative course has been specially designed for budding designers aged 12-15 to explore and deepen their knowledge of graphic and digital design. Students will learn how to tackle the entire design process with confidence, from initial concept to final design.

Course overview

This practical, creative course for young artists aged 12–15 years old runs on Saturday mornings and is available to study in either our autumn or spring term. Check out the term dates and other course details below.

Dates

Saturday 1 October 2022 – 19 November 2022

Duration and times

8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30

Tutor

Elin Brokenshaw

Fee

£209

Class capacity

16

Dates

Saturday 28 January 2023 – 18 March 2023

Duration and times

8 Saturdays 9.30–12.30

Tutor

Elin Brokenshaw

Fee

£209

Class capacity

16

Course details

This dynamic course has been specially developed for young designers aged 12–15 taking their first steps in graphic and digital design to spark their curiosity and introduce them to the fundamentals of this exciting discipline.

Throughout the course students will harness their creativity and learn how to apply that to a brief while gaining confidence in creating and sharing their work. They’ll study the full design process, from initial idea to final result, and will explore the fundamental principles of graphic design. Along the way they’ll work on a range of different projects including posters, logo design, and typography.

Each week our young designers will learn new skills in graphic design, using digital and analogue equipment and techniques that are vital in the creative industry. Students don’t need to already be an expert in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator) or possess any design experience, all we ask is that students come with enthusiasm, ideas and a keen interest in the topic.

Students will be working in our university specialist studio spaces that have been home to our award-winning graduates, using tools and equipment that the creative industries rely on and become a part of our creative community.

 We understand how important young creative artists are – they've so much potential, untapped abilities, and enthusiasm. On this course they’ll be supported to fully explore their creative talent and future potential as a graphic designer.

We encourage our young artists to be themselves, and as such we harness a budding artists’ natural style and flair, therefore enabling them to utilise existing creative interests and acquire new skills in the development of their own unique creative visual language.

It goes without saying, too, that we ensure all our young learners are included, respected, and supported every step of the way on their creative journey with us.

  • An understanding of what graphic design is, the different areas of the industry and potential opportunities
  • Idea generation and exploration through research, mood boarding
  • Understanding of the design process from initial idea to final result
  • Lessons in industry leading software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Working with logo design, experimenting with typography and poster design
  • Understanding of design theory basics

  • Provide a greater understanding of the different areas of graphic design and have explored different topics in experimental and fun ways
  • Inspire and instil confidence in our young designers and leave them with feeling excited about graphic and digital design
  • Give the opportunity to become familiar with Adobe Creative Suite interfaces and learn basic skills that can be built on in the future
  • Encourage young designers to get creative and enjoy the experience every step of the way

  • Increased confidence creating and sharing work with other students
  • Improved creative skills in relation to Graphic Design
  • A greater understanding of the process behind design projects
  • A sense of empowerment to experiment with different topics which fall under the topic of graphic design
  • Boosted confidence and creativity!
  • All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Saturday Art School certificate of attendance

Students should be aged between 12-15 years and be prepared to bring lots of energy and enthusiasm!

All course materials are included in the course fee.