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Communication Design Fundamentals 51-261
Fall 2014

Carnegie Mellon University
School of Design | College of Fine Arts

Faryal Khalid (Instructor)
David Scoville (Teaching Assistant)

Communication design is used to inspire, influence, incite action or simply to help us get from point A to point B. This course introduces non-majors to the field by focusing on the foundations of visual communication that are relevant to a variety of disciplines, such as two-dimensional composition, letterforms, typesetting, and the typographic grid. Through studio projects, presentations, and demonstrations, you will become familiar with the visual and verbal language of communication designers, the design process, and the communicative value of word and image. Students will learn basic principles and vocabulary for composition, color, and typography, and employ them to create thoughtful design solutions. Projects require work in both traditional and digital mediums.

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