ACCF GDCT 190: Color Techniques
The objective of this course is to provide the student with a basic knowledge of applied color techniques for graphic illustration. Through the realistic use of colors and shapes, students will improve and perfect their illustration skills. Students will experience how colors, through their chromatic effects, forms and expression, transmit different feelings and results. The students will study the different effects of light and shadow by putting into practice the various techniques
ACCF GDLT 290: Lettering
This course will introduce students to the most common calligraphic techniques and to the general rules of letter drawing necessary for a personal design style. Students will work on exercises as well as freehand geometrical designs and will develop their projects with various techniques, including freehand drawing. Their projects will be compiled in individual portfolios, which will be used to evaluate their progress throughout the course.
ACCF GDGD 190: Geometric Drawing
This course aims to provide students with the fundamentals of descriptive geometry through a combination of lectures and in-class exercises. Exercises will consist of hand-drawn technical drawings such as orthogonal and volumetric projections and perspective. Students will learn to draw letters, numbers and logotypes based on geometric shapes.
ACCF GDII 141: Design of the Illustrated Image
The aims of this course are to teach the students how to design, develop and execute original illustrations, express their design ideas and how to accompany text with illustration. Students will explore the construction of illustrations using various techniques and media, including pencils, inks, watercolor, tempera and acrylic paints.
ACCF GDCD 290: Computer Aided Graphic Design I
This course will provide students with a basic user's knowledge of the main graphic software: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, with a review of other software. This computer-based component of the Basic Design course will introduce the students to graphic design and its principles, focusing mainly on technical aspects and the use of new technologies and computer software. The course will also introduce basic graphic design theory, history, concepts and the main applications.
ACCF GDCD 390: Computer Aided Graphic Design II
During this course, students will study the various instruments of Illustrator, in particular those used to draw vectors. They will learn to draw a basic layout with InDesign through various exercises, learn to create a map and mask, learn to determine which programs to use for different types of projects, prepare and create a printed calendar using InDesign and tables for the layout, study the InDesign and Illustrator functions used to handle text and images and convert a graphic design project in PDF analysing the various settings for printing and web.
ACCF GDPD 390: Publishing Design
The goal of this course is to develop students’ understanding of the technical knowledge required to work as a designer in the publishing and graphic industry. Course topics will include the graphics industry’s print processes, rules, main features, quality levels, fields of application; mobile characters printing and creation of forms; the offset print method; colors: additive and subtractive synthesis, process table, Pantone solid colors; scanner; folding and set up; sizes and imposition.
ACCF GDGD 290: Introduction to Graphic Design
The course is designed to teach students the basics of graphic design in order to communicate ideas. The course will start from the study of the basic instruments necessary for a graphic design project, such as the analysis of a message, the study of the format, of printing, of colors, of basic graphic composition, etc. in order to create and realize a basic graphic design project.
ACCF GDGD 390: Graphic Design II
In this continuation of Graphic Design I, there will be an increase in the complexity of projects and the quality of research. Students will use innovative ways of communication to solve complex problems and will autonomously manage a complete graphic design. They will research alternative solutions to troubleshoot graphics problems. The major tools of graphic design will be studied, including composition, sizes, structures and grids, fonts and their characteristics, hierarchies of communication, the use of color, weight and balance, etc.
ACCF GDGD 490: Graphic Design III
Using basic principles of communication, information and promotion of products and services, students will create effective graphic design projects that are consistent with the brand philosophy and objectives of the promotional message. Students will analyze the general characteristics of goods or services and different methods and strategies of communication. They will research, design and implement projects that appropriately communicate the brand, product or service. The diverse distribution channels for graphic design (print, direct mail, web, etc.) will also be studied.
ACCF GDIN 390: Advertising Design I
Student will learn the basic principles of communication, information and promotion of products and services in order to realize a graphic design project that reflects the company brand philosophy and objectives. Students will analyze the general characteristics of goods or services as well as the different communication methods and strategies in order to propose effective brand communication projects through the various graphic design distribution channels (print, direct mail, web, etc.).
ACCF GDIN 490: Advertising Design II
In this continuation of Advertising Design I, students will conduct research on client’s target in relation to the project subject, using the most effective and communicative type of graphic imagery and language. They will implement solutions through lay-out, produce comprehensive and refined sketches which predict the final solution, perform executive works using appropriate media and produce a complete project, documenting the entire process (with texts, photos, illustrations).
ACCF GDAN 390: 3-D Animation
This course aims to develop students' skills in creating basic 3-D animated objects using Cinema 4D software. During the course students will become familiar with the software and tools used to create 3-D animated objects. They will learn to create a video using Sound Effector, photo-insert a 3-D object using camera mapping, and insert a 3-D object into a video landscape.
ACCF GDAN 490: 3-D Animation II
This course aims to further develop students' skills in the use of 3-D animation so that it can be used for the creation of a professional portfolio. Students will use Cinema 4D software to create a video advertising and digital art campaign on the theme of food. They will also create a professional portfolio in a video format.