May 22, 2019
Very useful course. Really puts you to practice. I learned a lot and feel encouraged to continue. Reviewing other peer's work was inspiring and gave me fresh ideas about what I could have done better.
Oct 09, 2017
I'm so happy i did this course. Gail, you're amazing and you made my imagination go wild with just your words. I can see you love your craft and that's very inspiring. Enjoyed this course all the way!
par Camila A•
Jun 20, 2020
There is a big contrast between this course and the others from the Graphic Design specialization. Although the course successfully makes the student create a lot, a lot of images, the content was very shallow sometimes, and the instructor is not very eloquent. So many um's and uhh's and kind of's in her speech, and so much usage of vague words like "stuff" and "things". This is very clear in the section where we analyze visual books.
par Ben R•
May 31, 2020
With the exception of week 4, there is very few added information about imagemaking in this course compared to Fundamentals of Graphic Design. Many of the material is written rather than videos, the videos mainly feature recurring images and snippets. The assignments are a bit vague and it's unclear how to assess your own success. Week 4 final assignment and recorded examples were the one significant piece in this course.
par Mingtao W•
May 16, 2019
I can feel that if taking in real world, this class will be a lot of fun. However, I don't think the design of this course really transits to online platforms. Without face-to-face teaching, it's hard to really do image-making works--there's no motivation, nor "quality control" from the teacher. Plus, this course is full of readings and DIYs, but I hope to see more lectures.
par Kristen F•
Jul 08, 2017
The class was okay, I didn't feel like I learned anything particularly exceptional, but maybe that is because I have taken several art classes already so many parts of this felt repetitive. I also personally didn't like the instructor's voice/manner of speaking, but that's just a personal opinion and not reflecting on her teaching as a whole.
par Stewart G•
Jul 21, 2020
This is an interesting class and I'm glad I took it, but it was difficult to understand the goals of the assignments. I think the instructor might assume students know more about this style of art than many of them did. I always think in X, Y and Z axes when I draw. This class ignored that entire concept and went straight to abstract layout,
par Nitish G•
Jun 11, 2020
I found it very theory/reading-based and less interactive compared to other courses in the specialization. It would have been great if you could share your book before the last assignment to get an idea as it was quite evident from peer reviews that people didn't get it or weren't able to get started with it in the first place.
par Megan C•
May 25, 2016
While I did enjoy this course, I found it to be less useful than the first two in the series. I also noticed a lot of repetition from the course before. I think my expectation was to learn more about imagemaking in a digital sense, but I'm still happy overall that I took this course and I can't wait to earn my specialization.
par Alice H•
May 09, 2017
The progression of this course was not as comprehensive as the others in the Graphic Design Specialization series. We went from finding images online one week to creating handmade artwork the next. It would be more helpful for the instructor to build more of the work for the final assignment into the previous weeks.
par P Z C•
Jun 02, 2017
This course has lots of similarities as in Foundamental graphics design and I expected more after I started to pay for the course. Feel that many students are confused about the assignment and I don't feel students are taken good care of in time. But I appreciate that classmates are trying to help eath other.
par Zdravka K•
Jun 20, 2020
I had a bit more expectations about the course, I really liked the Fundatmentals of design and the lector, for me it was a bit more fluid and understandable. I suggest some theory to be included in this one.
Still I learned a lot about composition and narrative. Thank you!
par Turo U•
Nov 12, 2019
Great course, but it takes a little bit more time that estimated. Teacher is a very good and inspiring. However the peer feedback is really poor. It would be nice if the teacher could also give some feedback (for example just in one exercise).
par Seth B•
Dec 04, 2016
Would have liked to have more assignments and content on imagemaking rather than a focus on making a book. I feel like I got just as much imagemaking experience from the intro to graphic design course offered by Cal Arts.
par Moira B M G•
May 12, 2020
This course was fun.
I think a few things that made this course challenging for me was the instructions for the assignments. I also think that my "classmates" misunderstand the grading rubrics.
Thank you, I learned a lot!
par Ella H•
May 01, 2020
3.5 - Did not enjoy this course as much as the others in this group, found a lot of the exercises quite repetitive and due to lockdown I did not have access to enough materials to experiment successfully.
par Aimee L•
Jun 06, 2020
This course didn't really seem to go into any more detail than the overview in the fundamentals to graphic design course. There was very little guidance and instructions were a little confusing at times
par Malu V•
May 26, 2020
This course wasn't as well structured as the previous ones in the specialization. The assignments had problematic instructions
par Dmitrii P•
Feb 23, 2017
Pretty weak teaching - "maybe you can place objects in this order, or maybe in this order". No any clear logics.
par Raquel Z W•
Nov 13, 2017
The content of this module is good, however I think It's very complicated to depend on student's reviews only.
par SWASTIK C•
Aug 09, 2020
please try putting in more videos with methods rather than case studies and reading texts.
par Hector E•
Jul 14, 2016
Fun course but everything was already covered on the Fundamentals Of Graphic Design Course.
par Daria H•
Jun 20, 2016
This course is good, although it repeats a lot from the Fundamentals of Graphic Design.
par Jackie F•
Dec 11, 2017
General and basic overview of image-making techniques and strategies.
Aug 14, 2017
kinda too basic for me....but it would be a good course for beginners
par sayed k n•
Dec 18, 2018
good course but need a lil more resource. thank you
par Georgia K•
May 05, 2016
Very poor instructions and not enough theory.