2019 Editorial Designing in the Media

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Nohara Kayoko     
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Course description and aims

This is a course that gives you a practical idea of design, with the essential part of "conveying/ not conveying" as the theme. The objective of the course is to learn how to “edit” information, how to “design” multiple elements, and how to understand "media" as a communication tool to communicate with others through poster production.

Student learning outcomes

- To understand the role of design in the media
- To acquire ability in finding problems of design
- To understand possibilities of design in the media


media, design, editing

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

This course is divided into two phases: 1. Finding problems through lectures. 2. Critiquing presentations of proposals. Each session is three hours in length.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Graphic design for not conveying a message Organize, edit, and communicate information ... If this is what design is, what does “not conveying” mean? In this session, we will explore the current meaning of design while examining artwork and graphic design of various media.
Class 2 Modern art for not conveying a message 12/10 (火)17:00-20:00 What is the difference between art and design? We will have a discussion about the current possibilities of expression while examining various contemporary art works based on the concept of “convey / not convey”.
Class 3 Poster design for not conveying a message: Planning Based on the previous two lectures, the flow for actually creating and creating a “design not for conveying” will be explained. Discuss ideas based on your research theme and complete planning.
Class 4 Poster design for not conveying a message: Editing Based on the previous three lectures, the focus will be on how to collect information and organize materials related to each project from the viewpoint of editing.
Class 5 Poster design for not conveying a message: Production Based on the previous two lectures, this session is about the actual production of poster design. It covers the basics of design techniques, such as how to cut rough, the basics of character sets, and tips on image processing.
Class 6 Poster design for not conveying a message: Review Review of the completed poster design. The evaluation result becomes course final grade.


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Assessment criteria and methods

Review of the assignment

Related courses

  • LAW.X316 : Approaches to Creative Expression

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