Design + Marketing
In this course, you will learn interactive, graphic and product design skills and how they are applied in the commercial world. The goal of this course is to bring together form and function to learn and create 2D and 3D products that are designed by creatively combining materials and digital media. You will learn about market variables that impact products and how skillfully designed visual images and products succeed in the marketplace. You will work with local, national and international businesses as you learn to master technologies such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and 3-D printing tools. By taking a lead role in planning, designing and presenting your work to colleagues and clients, you will function as a design consultant during the process.
This year-long, two-credit course earns credits in:
• Marketing I and II (one elective credit in business)
• Graphic and Product Design I and II (one elective credit in art)
Partners from Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the University of Minnesota School of Design, in addition to a variety of design, public relations, advertising and marketing firms will provide their expertise on key elements of design and market variables that influence design.
All VANTAGE students have a 1:1 mentor, but the networking also extends to guest instructors, who freely share their contact information.
Students will be paired with local and national businesses in which they will assist in designing digital (websites, mobile sites, iBooks), print media resources and 3-D products that can be brought to market and commercialized.