Graphic Design

International Summer School


On this course you will be introduced to the ideas, processes and skills needed to make a printed and bound publication. This course will introduce you to graphic design fundamentals including colour and composition, image and typography, printing and binding.

You'll explore a range of approaches to making – from hands-on analogue processes like screen printing and letterpress, to digital processes using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign for digital print.

Based in our graphic design studios, using traditional processes and the latest technology, taught by our experienced graphic design academics.

Length of course:

2 weeks

First programme day:

Mon, 20 Jul, 2020

Last programme day:

Fri, 31 Jul, 2020


UCA Canterbury

Course cost:


Programme details

All classes will be taught in English

You will be introduced to considerations fundamental to graphic design. This will include an introduction to colour and composition through both analogue and digital processes. You will conclude the week developing your ideas for the content for a publication through digital processes such as Photoshop and InDesign.

You will be introduced to typography and image production through screen-based and analogue processes (including letterpress and screenprint). You will use some of the work you produced in week one adding and overlaying type. You will manipulate your images in Photoshop and produce layouts in InDesign, then you will output your designs using a Risograph. You will complete the week learning book binding skills appropriate to resolution of your publication.

Your publications will be celebrated through an exhibition and your work should be of a standard to add to your professional portfolio.

The week culminates in the presentation of your publication, awards and prize giving.

Please note that you will be in a workshop environment where health and safety regulations must be followed to ensure safe working practice.

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