Design Fundamentals

DESMA X 479.6A
A hands-on introduction to the creative process and core elements of successful graphic design.
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Classroom
Online
Starting at $759.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

About this course:

This is a hands-on introduction to the creative process and core elements of graphic design, for a variety of outputs, including print and electronic media. Topics include research, typography, imagery, and concept development. Projects are progressive and critiqued.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Enrollment Closed
-
Instructor: Michelle Constantine
364281
Fee:
$784.00
See Details
Notes

Fee does not include cost of art supplies.

Enrollment limited. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2019
Course Requirements

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Enrollment Closed
-
Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: "Jag" Jeff Aguila
364280
Fee:
$759.00
See Details
Notes

 

Fee does not include cost of art supplies.

Enrollment limited. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 16, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Jan 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Discussion
Thu Jan 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Discussion
Thu Jan 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Discussion
Thu Jan 31, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Discussion
Thu Feb 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Discussion
Thu Feb 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Discussion
Thu Feb 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Discussion
Thu Feb 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Discussion
Thu Mar 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Discussion
Thu Mar 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Discussion
Thu Mar 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B15
Enrollment Closed
-
Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: Masaki Koike
364311
Fee:
$759.00
See Details
Notes

 

Fee does not include cost of art supplies.

Enrollment limited. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 15, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Jan 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 413
Discussion
Wed Jan 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 413
Discussion
Wed Jan 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 413
Discussion
Wed Jan 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 413
Discussion
Wed Feb 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 413
Discussion
Wed Feb 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 413
Discussion
Wed Feb 20, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 413
Discussion
Wed Feb 27, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 413
Discussion
Wed Mar 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 413
Discussion
Wed Mar 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 413
Discussion
Wed Mar 20, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 413

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Future Offering (Opens 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 AM)
-
Instructor: Michelle Constantine
364259
Fee:
$784.00
See Details
Notes

Fee does not include cost of art supplies.

Enrollment limited. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 7, 2019

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Future Offering (Opens 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 AM)
-
Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: Henry Mateo
364260
Fee:
$759.00
See Details
Notes

Fee does not include cost of art supplies.

Enrollment limited. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 8, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Apr 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 214
Discussion
Tue Apr 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 214
Discussion
Tue Apr 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 214
Discussion
Tue Apr 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 214
Discussion
Tue Apr 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 214
Discussion
Tue May 7, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 214
Discussion
Tue May 14, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 214
Discussion
Tue May 21, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 214
Discussion
Tue May 28, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 214
Discussion
Tue Jun 4, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 214
Discussion
Tue Jun 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 214
Future Offering (Opens 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 AM)
-
Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Instructor: Henry Mateo
364423
Fee:
$759.00
See Details
Notes

Fee does not include cost of art supplies.

Enrollment limited. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 10, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Wed Apr 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Discussion
Wed Apr 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Discussion
Wed Apr 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Discussion
Wed Apr 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Discussion
Wed May 1, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Discussion
Wed May 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Discussion
Wed May 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Discussion
Wed May 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Discussion
Wed May 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Discussion
Wed Jun 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Discussion
Wed Jun 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415

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This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

What you will learn.

  • Create impactful, clear compositions with intention and understanding of the major design principles
  • Gain the fundamental knowledge and strategy to solve any visual design problem
  • Understand targeted research, design thinking, and knowledge of the principles and components of graphic design
  • Use the industry-standard method and language for discussing, analyzing, and critiquing compositions
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