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WNM 210 Visual Design I

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    Aug 05, 2016
    | Would not recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This is an introductory course for Adobe: In Design. You are taught how to use the program efficiently. During several of the assignments, the instructor was expecting students to know how to perform certain tasks before the methods of being able to perform said tasks were introduced. One such instance was setting up bleeds, gutters, and mark guides. At the very beginning of the semester we were told we need to be using bleed guides (a digital marker that tells where a cutter machine needs to cut a printed image at) but we were never shown how to set up bleed guides until the very end of the semester. During almost every critique, the professor would always say, "These are horrible jobs. If I were a magazine editor and I saw these submissions, I would not accept them and every single one of you would be fired."

    Course highlights:

    Because the professor was always expecting students to be able to perform tasks that had not been taught yet, students were always having to search the internet on how to get a task done. It strongly felt like an independent study course than a professor taught course.

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    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    If you have a full-time job, or even a part-time job, while also taking this course, I advise you to be prepared to get very little sleep or to be stressed all of the time. If you can afford it, I would take this class, and only this class, for a Summer or Winter course if it's available.

    • Spring 2016
    • Nigel French
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    • Background Knowledge Expected Many Small Assignments Requires Lots of Research

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