Wonder what it’s like to be a graphic designer in New York City? Find out in our hands-on 3-Week Graphic Design Camp for teens. This camp introduces aspiring graphic designers to the fast-paced, ever-evolving media and visual market that transcends fashion, entertainment, finance, publishing, and social media. Using industry-standard software and studying under our faculty of working, world-recognized graphic designers, our campers learn to solve real design problems and gain practical knowledge in composition, layout, typography, motion graphics, branding and visual identity. Graphic design campers are challenged to think conceptually, develop client briefs, and create effective presentation materials, leading to completed design pieces that can become the basis of a graphic design portfolio.
During the three-week camp, campers visit museums, galleries, and professional design studios to experience the best of real-world, professional design.
Teen Graphic Design Summer Camp: Classes
This three-week workshop will focus on fundamentals of graphic design: typography, image, and layout. As students gain proficiency in each of these core areas, they will learn to apply them to real-world problem solving, such as poster design, logo design, motion graphics, and packaging. Students will learn the process of designing, including sketching, ideation, refinement, prototyping, production. Students will also use the Adobe Creative Suite — InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects. Class topics may include:
- Visual Communication
- Concept Development
- Typographic Hierarchy
- Image Making
Teen Graphic Design Summer Camp: Projects
Students will design and produce three projects over the course of the camp. Each project will incorporate and build upon the fundamental skills learned during the workshop. Professional working faculty will lead the camp, and projects will be augmented with field trips and museum and gallery visits.
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Please note that curriculum, dates, and prices are open to change.