Communication Design

Comm Design 02

Communication Design plays a large role in our everyday lives, guiding interaction and communication in both physical and digital forms. In the Communication Design Studio, you will develop visualization skills and creative thinking through a mix of experiments in various forms and media. As you learn a visual language, design principles, and thinking methods, the program also provides experiences of exploring contemporary issues and concepts and examining how designers contribute from commercial design to social awareness campaigns.

The Communication Design studio runs on campus July 4-29, 2022, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9am-4pm (Pacific Daylight Time, GMT -7). This studio is offered through the Summer Institute for Teens 2022. Please visit the Summer Institute for Teens main page to learn more about the program and access the registration webforms.

Learning outcomes

Through successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the key stages of the visual communication design process
  • Apply basic knowledge of colour, composition and typography to all projects
  • Demonstrate creative problem-solving within visual communication design projects
  • Understand contemporary applications of Communication Design
  • Engage in critique processes in a professional and constructive manner
  • Gain technical skills in industry-standard software
  • Develop pieces that communicate a message to an audience

Materials & Resources

Students participating in SIT will need to source their own supplies for their registered studio.

Full list of supplies will be available by May 1st, 2022

Estimate cost of supplies: $40-$60

Required software:

  • Adobe Photoshop*
  • Adobe Illustrator*
  • Adobe InDesign*

*ECU will provide access to the required softwares.