Design Course Philosophy

Graphic design is a form of visual communication that combines images, text and illustrations to convey information. Our Design courses focus on the technical skills and software used by industry professionals. From typography, to color theory, to creative layout possibilities, we teach you how to deliver powerful messages that connect with your audience. Taught by our faculty of industry professionals, all courses are conducted one-on-one in Bosse’s professional studios where students receive hands-on training on the latest technology that fuels the digital world. Bosse Tech courses are held inside Bosse Studios – a world class digital media production company that has worked with organizations & companies like Paramount Pictures, Disney Studios, Prana Studios, the New England Patriots & Samsung; and TV shows such as Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin & Hawaii Five-O. Says founder Ron Bosse, “Our experience working with such high-profile clients has given us unique insight into the cutting-edge digital media trends of today. This real-world knowledge is something we can pass on to the students at Bosse Tech.” Students can choose from any of our Individual Courses, or pursue a series of sequential courses via our comprehensive Learning Tracks.

Design Individual Course Curriculums

Choose from a variety of individual courses based upon your interests & current skill level.

Graphic Design 101

Learn the theory and techniques that go into creating professional artwork.

In Graphic Design 101, you will establish a professional eye for critically viewing graphic design pieces. Within this scope, you will develop a solid foundation of understanding to help create your own, assorted visual works. This course familiarizes and defines terms used widely in the industry, relating them to modern applications. By providing a historical background in conjunction with critical analysis of the graphic arts, you will vastly improve your eye and judgment.

• Define graphic design and understand its application.
• Recognize the proper use of typography.
• Understand the properties and meaning behind color.
• Properly configure a graphic layout.
• Differentiate between assorted types of color models.
• Survey and input different design styles and techniques.
• Understand the printing process.
• Using computer graphics software programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Graphic Design 102

Explore the creative image editing tools in Photoshop.

Graphic Design 102 solely focuses on Adobe’s incredible photo editing program, Photoshop, and its impact on graphic design. Photoshop is an extremely vital tool when constructing graphic design works due to its ability to crop and resize images. By explaining these as well as other tools within the program, the student will improve their art immensely.

• Understand Photoshop’s interface.
• Create a basic layout.
• Perform basic photo edits.
• Alter photo properties and size.
• Working with layers.
• Differentiating between print and web colors.
• Creating unique designs using the patch tool.
• Configuring a design using photo and text elements.

Web Design 101

Learn the fundamentals of HTML and CSS.

In Web Design 101 you will learn the fundamentals of HTML – the core language used to fuel the worldwide web. You will learn to understand the structure of an HTML document, and learn basics such as how to format text, create links and display images. You will learn how to style your HTML with CSS, and explore different ways to apply those styles through the creation of inline styles, using the style element and the building of external style sheets.

• Work with a code editor
• Recognize a document’s structure
• Format content
• Display images
• Create hyperlinks
• Create lists
• Understand CSS
• How to style content

Web Design 102

Expand your knowledge of HTML & CSS.

In Web Design 102 you’ll learn how to create engaging websites with modern designs and layouts. Students will further their knowledge of HTML, and explore more advanced CSS concepts such as selectors, floats, forms, layouts & more.

• Understanding box model
• Creating type, class & id selectors
• Building layouts
• Working with the float property
• Understanding position
• Work with padding, margins & border
• Work with background images

Graphic Design 201

Discover the comprehensive design possibilities of Illustrator.

In Graphic Design 201, you will learn the creative process of constructing assorted forms of print and web media from initial drafts to final result as in Adobe’s Illustrator. The intention of this course is to not only expand the way you perceive media, but also to highlight how it is built from start to finish. By introducing Illustrator, you will begin to have a full understanding of how to construct an acceptable layout.

• Understanding Illustrator’s work flow and layout.
• Interpret and evaluate graphic samples.
• Illustrate a mockup and apply it in Illustrator.
• Working with type.
• Using polygons to enhance design elements.
• Applying gradients and color matching designs.
• Create a basic flyer.
• Understand and apply bleed.

Graphic Design 202

Explore the powerful page layout capabilities of InDesign.

Graphic Design 202 primarily focuses on Adobe’s text and assembly program, InDesign, in conjunction with Photoshop and Illustrator. You will learn the process of assembling these three distinct forms of media to create professional layouts and unique designs. This course refines and polishes text elements of design projects by incorporating different options that other programs don’t offer. The student will walk away learning not only how to manipulate text more efficiently, but also how to bring other elements into this program to take advantage of it.

• Setting up a new document.
• Navigating an interface.
• Understand the difference between InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
• Working with InDesign’s type tool.
• Differentiate between InDesign’s tools compared to others.
• Understand InDesign’s role as the assembly program.
• How to assemble a document using InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop effectively.
• Process of importing and exporting between the three main programs.

Web Design 201

Create engaging websites with strong navigation and modern design elements.

In Web Design 201 you will learn how to add functionality to your website with menus & navigational elements. Students will learn how to optimize the design of their site by creating professional graphics in Adobe Illustrator, and editing photos in Adobe Photoshop.

• Create a horizontal navigation
• Add menus
• Use pseudo-class selectors
• Create graphics in Adobe Illustrator
• Create hyperlinks
• Understand positioning
• Edit photos in Adobe Photoshop
• Work with the z-index property

Web Design 202

Learn about responsive web design and SEO.

In Web Design 202 you will learn how to create websites with responsive layouts, and learn how to optimize them for mobile devices. Students will learn how to upload a site to a server and how to increase a site’s visibility with SEO.

• Create responsive layouts
• Design with a grid
• Use Flexbox
• Create responsive type
• Understand SEO
• How to upload a site to a server

Graphic Design 301

Explore advanced design techniques and brand considerations.

Web Design 301

Explore advanced design techniques and brand considerations.

Directed Portfolio 302

Directed Portfolio 302
Create a professional portfolio that features your video production skills.

The Directed Portfolio is offered as the final course in our Masters and Multimedia track. The goal of the course is for students to create a professional portfolio of their work to advertise to potential clients and employers. The final elements of the portfolio will be decided upon jointly by the teacher & student, and will be based upon the student’s overall goals. Students are encouraged to choose projects that feature their strengths, yet display diversity. Students will have access to our studios vast resources to complete their final projects. Upon completion of this course, students will have a professional portfolio of their work to present to potential employers and clients via various social media platforms.

Adobe Illustrator 101

Create professional illustrations for print and for the web..

Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based graphic design program capable of creating everything from logos, to business cards, to web-based graphics. Adobe Illustrator 101 focuses on the core concepts and techniques of Adobe Illustrator. From understanding vector graphics, to creating professional illustrations, to preparing content for print or for the web, this course will equip you with the tools you need to understand Illustrators vast potential.

• Understand vector graphics.
• Create and style text.
• Work with images.
• Create shapes.
• Work with layers.
• Understand paths.
• Optimize files for print or web.
• Export projects to various formats.

Adobe InDesign 101

Adobe InDesign 101
Build engaging layouts for print.

Adobe InDesign is a powerful page-layout application used to build everything from brochures, to digital magazines, to ebooks. In Adobe inDesign 101, you’ll learn how to style text, create tables, and work with layers & groups. You’ll explore the various layout options within InDesign, and learn how to manage and transform objects. Whether you’re building content to be displayed in print or on the web, this course will equip you with the tools you need to create professional quality documents.

• Create and setup new documents.
• Work with images.
• Format text to layouts.
• Create shapes.
• Typing along a path.
• Edit objects.
• Working with layers and layouts.
• Export projects to various formats.

WordPress 101

Learn to build websites and databases with WordPress.

WordPress is open source software used to build websites & blogs. Known as the most powerful website content management system in the world today, WordPress allows users to create modern websites with responsive layouts and intuitive functionality. From creating pages & posts, to uploading media, to working with themes, our WordPress course will get you up and running with this powerful website building tool.

• Download & Install WordPress
• Create Posts & Pages
• Format Text
• Upload Media (Audio, Photos & Video)
• Understand Themes
• Manage Users
• Configure Settings
• Work with plug-ins

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