THE A–Z OF DESIGN
During the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Semesters, the course at the HTK – Academy of Design provides a wide variety of Visual Communication areas, including: Colour and Form, Photography, Digital Illustration, Typography, ePublishing, Corporate Design, as well as learning professional design software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
The first 3 semesters also help you develop your creative ideas and artistic talents, giving them structure and purpose, as well as a better understanding of the many of areas of Visual Communication. All this, combined with the confidence to experiment and the willingness to leave your „comfort zone“, empowers you to try different approaches and create new, innovative solutions to a variety of design projects.
Regardless of the direction you choose to take your creative talents in the future, all designers share a common visual language based on the fundamentals of art and design. Principles of colour, form, layout, aesthetics and so on, combined with the skills required to make use of them, are essential for illustrators, art directors, graphic and digital media designers alike.
Whatever course options you decide to select later in the 4th and 5th semesters and whatever your preferred future career in the design industry, the foundation semesters will provide you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to expand your portfolio of design projects and to begin developing your identity as a designer.
COURSES: FOUNDATION SEMESTERS
PHOTOGRAPHY // COLOUR & FORM // ILLUSTRATION // ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR // ADOBE INDESIGN // TYPOGRAPHY // ANIMATION // SEMIOTICS // ADOBE PHOTOSHOP // POSTER DESIGN // CREATIVE DATA // CREATIVE THINKING // EDITORIAL DESIGN // PRINT & DIGITAL CAMPAIGN // CORPORATE DESIGN // PRESENTATION
[Individual courses may vary between Campus Berlin und Campus Hamburg.]