17 Essential Skills Learned in FIDM’s Graphic Design Program

FIDM’s Graphic Design Program provides a hands-on approach for students to activate their creativity through typography and visual arts. Students’ imaginations are put to the test in the two- to four-year program by being inspired to think in an innovative manner. FIDM Graphic Design Professors teach students abstract concepts which can be translated into visual masterpieces. At the end of the program, students graduate with design skills and a beautiful portfolio that can be used in the real world.

Here are 17 essential skills FIDM Graphic Design Students have learned from the program:

1. Drawing and Concepts

 

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2. Design Theory

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3. Computer Illustration

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4. Digital Imaging

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5. Digital Photography

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6. Logos and Branding

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7. Graphics and Licensing

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8. Infographics

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9. Packaging Design

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10. Packing Product Design

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11. Publication Design

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12. Website Design

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13. Concept Development

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14. Lifestyle Branding

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15. Entertainment Marketing Posters

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16. Entertainment Marketing Full Branding

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17. Entertainment Marketing Game Covers

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Author: Mani O'Brien

Mani O’Brien is the Online Editor for the FIDMDigitalArts Blog and the Social Media Marketing Manager for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in print journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Arizona State University in 2006, and Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design (Professional Designation) at FIDM in 2010. When she’s not brainstorming social media marketing ideas or writing about the graphic design and digital media, she enjoys practicing yoga, reading magazines, and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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