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The Faculty of Interior Architecture / Product Design
4th Year, sem 1, 2019-2020 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2

SFA-58 | Computer Graphic Design

Department: Study of Form and Ambience
Course Leader:
conf.drd.arh. Mihaela Șchiopu
Learning outcomes:
The course firstly proposes that the students should be able to fulfil the usual end-of-semester request of having conceived and realised a personal work portfolio.
The course also aims to develop the already assimilated graphic knowledge, as well as to expand it with additional material on general advertising graphic and book graphic, and also to enrich the students’ creativity, imagination and initiative. By the end of this course, students would have taken the first steps regarding:
1. conceiving and creating any type of graphic material (leaflets, posters, banners, etc)
2. conceiving and creating graphic materials specific to any publishing house or press trust (book covers, catalogues, compendiums, magazines, etc)
3. becoming familiar with graphic programs such as Quarq X Press, Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand.
4. Eventually, this course aims at setting up a final exhibition through which students’ results can be shown and observed.

1. The logo and its story. Designing a logo for a personal imaginative company of architecture / product design / photography / fashion, etc.
2. The business card. Designing a business card. This will be representative of what each student thinks he/she can represent as an option for his/her future career. The logo of theme 1 will be used. 3 additional business cards will be created for 3 people with other occupations besides the designer.
3. Header sheet and custom envelope. Notes on the Importance of the Identity Manual. Conceiving a letterhead and a custom envelope. The logo of theme 1 will be used.
4. The poster and its history. Conceiving a poster for a music / photo exhibition, theater show. Designing an entrance ticket and a cd cover.
5. Albums and books of art and architecture. Covers. Conceiving and realizing the cover of an album of architecture / design / photography, etc., dedicated to a favorite author. Conceiving a design course cover.
6. A designer's portfolio. Cover as a first step. Conceiving and realizing the cover of a personal portfolio.
7. A designer's portfolio. The interior. Conceiving and realizing the interior of a personal portfolio.
Teaching Method:
Lectures accompanied by multimedia presentations.
The arithmetic average in the scores for the 7 themes will be 80% of the final score. The presence will be marked with 20% of 10 points (maximum mark)
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