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Course Description

Publication Design builds on the foundations laid in Typography: Introduction and Graphic Design: Beginner to expand our understanding of the interplay between text and image within a series of designs. In projects of increasing scope and complexity, we will design books, magazines, and catalogs, while exploring each format’s communicative and expressive potential and considering the historical and technological factors that have shaped page design.

This course also presents an opportunity to refine the typographic skills that designers in all media rely on. All projects will be developed in Adobe InDesign and prior experience with the program is useful, but not required. Level: intermediate to advanced. Prerequisites: Typography: Introduction, Graphic Design: Beginner, or by instructor approval.

Please note: During this period of remote learning, access to a computer or other digital device is essential for attending lectures, demonstrations and critiques.  Students who are taking courses in digital media must have access to a computer, and will be asked to purchase a student license to the Adobe Suite.  Tufts is making these licenses available at a greatly reduced price.  Adobe software is not only essential for your courses, but is essential to almost any design or illustration practice. By purchasing this software, you will be able to access it on your own computer at your convenience.  Instructions on purchasing and downloading the software will be sent to you before classes begin.