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Graphic Design Principles for Everyday Use

Course Description

Study the basic principles of graphic design, concentrating on typography, layout, color, contrast, repetition and proximity.   You'll be introduced to two different software programs for common design projects: Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word.

The emphasis on the course is not software instruction, but on design concepts and execution. By the end of the course, students should be able to design professional typographical layouts including resumes, business cards and invitations.

Course Fee - $35


Meet Your Instructor

Anna Turner

Anna Turner

Anna Turner is the Production Coordinator for the Marketing Communications department at Midlands Technical College. She has professional experience developing communications in both higher education and corporate settings, and has worked with various nonprofit organizations. Anna graduated with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina in 2015 with a major visual communications.



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Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.