Graphic Design and Production (Intermediate)

Course Code: GDP201
Day: Sat Time: 9:00-10:50 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Instructional Language: English Prerequisites: A competent knowledge of Macintosh or Windows is required. It is also recommended that you have taken GDP 101 or something comparable Location: In-Person (Tokyo)

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Course Description

This intermediate level course in graphic design production is designed to go into greater depth into graphic design fundamentals that are needed for the creation of documents for print. The 10 weeks emphasis is placed on learning intermediate level skills and techniques of computer graphics, including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. The final project will employ the advanced techniques studied to a real world "concept to print" project of the student's choice. If you have some training in Photoshop and Illustrator and want to create beautiful pamphlets, newsletters or books, or are looking to review and expand your use of these software packages, you will find this course invaluable. A competent knowledge of Macintosh or Windows is required. This course will be taught on Macintosh computers as is the industry standard but all techniques apply equally to Windows software. It is recommended that you have taken GDP101 or something comparable as a prerequisite.

Learning Objectives

1. Develop a sense of design composition strategies.
2. Develop a facility for use of Graphic Design Software (Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design).
3. Develop an ability to conduct a design process of Graphic Presentation items.

Who should take this course

Anyone interested in making Graphic presentation items and or learning how to use the mentioned graphic softwares


The Non-Designer's Design Book (4th Edition)


John Leaver

Instructor Biography

Jack Leaver graduated with a Bachelor degree (1970) in Architecture and from the University of Oklahoma. He practiced architecture for 6 years and returned to study for his Master's of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma and received it in 1978. At the same time he acquired his architectural license in Oklahoma. He began teaching Architecture at different Universities in the USA that included Hampton University, Louisiana State University and The University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While continuing to practice and teach he came to Japan, initially starting a small internship program with his university and various architectural offices in Tokyo.He eventually remained in Tokyo and worked for two architecture firms and after receiving his Japanese Architectural license and opened his own office in Tokyo. Since 1981 he has been teaching computer graphics, andthis has developed into one of his specialties as well as design.