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and increase their revenues while keeping expenses low. As many businesses struggle to stay ahead of the competition, the day-to-day
operations of the business are more than enough to keep management busy, especially in smaller businesses where owners or managers wear
many hats. Choosing to use an experienced consultant may allow businesses the ability to grow, rather than simply attempting to maintain
the status quo.
Of course, an organization should continue to track the benefits provided by a consultant. As the firm grows, it may become more cost
efficient to bring the services provided by a consultant in-house, so value should be routinely monitored. Having full-time employees
provides its own benefits such as specific industry experience, the ability to perform varied organizational duties, a full-time
presence on site, and a set salary. However for many companies, the flexibility provided by an outside consultant can be the most
cost-effective and valuable option for business development and revenue growth.
Module 1: Introduction to Graphic Design
Definition: A definition of graphic design and its specialized industries.
History: The history of written communication from ancient to present times with visual examples of pivotal movements and designer work.
Specialties: Explanation of the various specialties within the industry of graphic design. An understanding of graphic design’s role in future industries.
Social Networks: Introduction to professional organizations and affiliations that will enrich the student’s understanding of the profession.
Module 2: Design Basics
Basic: Design elements and principles.
Studies: Illustrated studies reinforcing the concepts and vocabulary of design. Refinement of final studies using Adobe Illustrator™ software.
Software: Introduction to vector-based computer software Adobe Illustrator™.
Module 3: Introduction to Typography
History: Evolution of the alphabet and letter-form design.
Basic: Type families, type anatomy and type principles.
Studies: You will learn how to illustrate the basic type families and apply tools to them.
Software: You will learn typographic tools available in Adobe Illustrator™ software.
Module 4: Colour
Basic: Color theory Basics.
Studies: Participants will display a working knowledge of the concepts in this Module by completing several computers based colour studies using templates provided.
Software: Participants will learn the colour tools available in Adobe Illustrator™ software.
Module 5: Advanced Typography
Basic: Advanced typographic theory and vocabulary.
Studies: Participants will display a working knowledge of the concepts in this Module by completing several computers based typographic studies using templates provided.
Software: Participants s will learn advanced typographic tools available in Adobe Illustrator™.
Module 6: Photography and Photoshop
Basic: Participants will learn the tools and vocabulary associated with printing and photography.
Studies: Participants will display a working knowledge of the concepts in this Module by completing a studio style photoshoot. They will also create their first advert design.
Process: Participants will learn the processes and tools associated needed to create meaningful design concepts.
Studies: Participants will display a working knowledge of the concepts in this Module by completing several computers based typographic projects using templates provided.
Software: Participants will use illustration and Adobe Illustrator™ software to illustrate, design and refine projects.
Module 8: Design Systems 1
Process: Participants will follow the creative process to define their own goals for the projects in the Module.
Studies: Participants will conceptualize, develop and refine design systems based upon an organic form of their choosing. They will further this knowledge by creating an iconic system.
Software: Participants will use advanced Adobe Illustrator™ software knowledge to illustrate, design & refine projects.
Module 9: Layout Design
Vocabulary: Students will reinforce vocabulary from earlier modules that applies to typographic layout.
Studies: Students will learn how to manipulate typographic principles to create dynamic layout design.
Software: Students will be introduced to Adobe InDesign™.
Module 10: Design Systems II/Projects
Projects: An instrumental module in the course. Participants will deepen their knowledge of working with the design brief and idea generation. Design a complex corporate identity system, package design project and design campaign.
Software: Participants will identify which programs are right for each design task by using both Photoshop™, InDesign™ and/or I for their projects.
Module 2: Motion Graphic Overview
Case Studies and Overview of Industry
Overview of After Effects or current software
Designing assets for importing and animation
Module 3: Applying Animation Principles for Motion Graphics
The classic 12 Animation Principles and how they apply to Motion Graphics.
Application in practice.
Module 4: Practical Organization for Projects and Teams
Developing a consistent system for freelance and team projects.
Archiving projects that will be easy to revisit in future and for others to work on.
Module 5: Level 1 Animation
Keyframing and animating the 5 basic Transformation properties.
Position, Scale, Rotation, Opacity, Anchor Points
Module 6: Creation in After Effect
Working with Solids, Text, and Shape Layers.
Compositing techniques with modes, masks and mattes.
Editing sound in After Effects and Adobe Audition.
Module 7: Project Construction
Steps for developing a project from script to storyboard to final project.
Layer organization, pre-composing and working with nested compositions.
Creating and repurposing modular asset.
Module 8: Intermediate Techniques
Using Null, and Adjustment Layers.
Simple but useful Expressions.
Module 9: Learn Through Course Projects
A text animation using a word or short phrase. Use timing motion and animation principles to convey the meaning of the word.
A 5-10 Second abstract graphic animation that conveys an emotion.
A 30 second Motion Graphic Project following examples of Infographic, PSA, Advertisement or Artistic Motion Graphics.
Module 1: Project Management Basic
What is Management?
The role of the project manager.
Why are projects undertaken?
The project Life Cycle.
Phase 1: The Initiation Phase
Identifying the stakeholders
Understanding the needs and expectations of clients
Phase 2: The Planning Phase
The importance of planning
What is a project management plan?
How to draw up a project plan
What is the scope
The work breakdown structure
Cost breakdown structure
Organization breakdown structure
What is project time management?
Module 2: Report Writing
Introduction to report writing
The planning process
Writing and editing your report
Documents used in the workplace
Test and Exam
Module 1: Overview of Data Security
Introduction and Objectives
What is Data Security?
International Laws and Standards
Wireless Identity Theft
Module 2: Information Security
Introduction and Objectives
Module 3: Managing Risk
Introduction and Objectives
Types of Controls
Potential Risk Treatments
Single Loss Expectancy
Module 4: Protecting and Securing Data/Information
Active Hard Drive Protection
Cloud Service Gateway
Types of Firewall
Security of ATMs
Standard of Good Practice
Module 5: Back Up
Managing the Data Repository
Confusion and Advise
Module 6: Protecting and securing information through software