Help me learn graphic / visual design fundamentals.
September 2, 2013 1:15 AM Subscribe
I’m a fine artist who wants to move into design (for web) and I want to get up to speed on graphic / visual / communication design fundamentals.
posted by halcorp to media & arts (5 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
As I have a degree in contemporary fine art, I have a general understanding of many art principles, but I want to gain a more detailed understanding of the fundamentals of good visual design. Basically I'd like to give myself a home education, so I'd be particularly interested in hearing from those who have studied Graphic Design, Communication Design, Visual Design, etc. My questions are...
What was your first year curriculum? What were / are the names of your courses?
What skills were you expected to have gained by the end of those courses?
What reading material / lists were you given?
What skills were you expected to have gained by reading that material?
Extra question: What is the number one thing I need to learn / understand to become an excellent visual designer?
Bonus points for second year curriculum…!