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Introduction to Graphic Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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Highlights

This course examines the fundamentals of two-dimensional design in the digital age. Students will explore principle elements of design including composition, color, and typography through a series of projects that introduce Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as primary graphic design tools. The importance of effective visual communication in both commercial and experimental design is stressed as students gain an understanding of the professional design process from the client brief to the finished digital project. 

Students will leave this course with a solid foundation in strategies for solving design problems, a basic design vocabulary, and an understanding of the specific role that Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop play in creating professional work. 

Before starting this course, students should be comfortable creating, deleting, renaming, and moving files and directories without assistance.


A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited degree programs as well as Continuing Studies programs for adults and children, ages 4-18.  Considered one of the most influential art and design schools in the world, SAIC has continuing studies programs available to all skill levels.  Students develop their creative and critical abilities while working with renowned faculty, utilizing state-of-the-art resources, and visiting the breath-taking galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Class Starting Monday, May 18

5 sessions

  • Monday, May 18, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Tuesday, May 19, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Wednesday, May 20, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Thursday, May 21, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Friday, May 22, 9:00AM- 4:00PM

Class Starting Saturday, May 30

5 sessions

  • Saturday, May 30, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Saturday, June 06, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Saturday, June 13, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Saturday, June 20, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Saturday, June 27, 9:00AM- 4:00PM

Class Starting Sunday, May 31

5 sessions

  • Sunday, May 31, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, June 07, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, June 14, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, June 21, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, June 28, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, July 12, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, July 19, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, July 26, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, August 02, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, August 09, 10:00AM- 1:00PM

Building and room: Sharp 1108
Course number 1189

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Graphic Design Fundamentals classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

About This Deal

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

This course examines the fundamentals of two-dimensional design in the digital age. Students will explore principle elements of design including composition, color, and typography through a series of projects that introduce Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as primary graphic design tools. The importance of effective visual communication in both commercial and experimental design is stressed as students gain an understanding of the professional design process from the client brief to the finished digital project. 

Students will leave this course with a solid foundation in strategies for solving design problems, a basic design vocabulary, and an understanding of the specific role that Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop play in creating professional work. 

Before starting this course, students should be comfortable creating, deleting, renaming, and moving files and directories without assistance.


A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited degree programs as well as Continuing Studies programs for adults and children, ages 4-18.  Considered one of the most influential art and design schools in the world, SAIC has continuing studies programs available to all skill levels.  Students develop their creative and critical abilities while working with renowned faculty, utilizing state-of-the-art resources, and visiting the breath-taking galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Class Starting Sunday, October 04

10 sessions

  • Sunday, October 04, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, October 11, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, October 18, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, October 25, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, November 01, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, November 08, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, November 15, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, November 22, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, December 06, 10:00AM- 1:00PM
  • Sunday, December 13, 10:00AM- 1:00PM

Class Starting Monday, October 05

10 sessions

  • Monday, October 05, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • Monday, October 12, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • Monday, October 19, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • Monday, October 26, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • Monday, November 02, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • Monday, November 09, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • Monday, November 16, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • Monday, November 23, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • Monday, November 30, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • Monday, December 07, 6:00PM- 9:00PM

Class Starting Friday, December 04

10 sessions

  • Friday, December 04, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • Saturday, December 05, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Sunday, December 06, 10:00AM- 5:00PM
  • Friday, December 11, 6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • Saturday, December 12, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Sunday, December 13, 10:00AM- 5:00PM

Course number 2449
No Class Nov 29

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Graphic Design Fundamentals classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

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  • Must be 18 or older to attend
  • Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged, altered, or redeemed for other dates, but may send a friend in place.
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  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.