Graphic Design and Photography 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307EGD1 ZK 2 2 hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 32 to 42 hours of self-study English winter

Subject guarantor

Štěpánka ŠIMLOVÁ

Name of lecturer(s)


Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course Graphic Design and Photography 1 builds on the introductory graphic seminar and develops students' further skills and knowledge. For students of photography this discipline is not a central subject of their interest, but it can be a good tool for them to present or communicate some specific topics. The result of the course should be the ability to further use their own visual material for the outputs, where it is necessary to work with a certain timing, where the complete series are presented, or where the image is subsequently combined with the text and other graphic elements. In the realization of such projects, not only the knowledge of the software deepens, but also the ability to better articulate own attitudes and view own work process critically.

Mode of study

Teaching in the seminar takes the form of individual consultations, presentation of examples and explanation of work in the software.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The prerequisite is the seminar Introduction to Contemporary Graphic Design 2

Course contents

• Selection the print size

• Layout settings related to format

• Horizontal line logic

• Gradation of content

• Working with text (basics of smooth typesetting)

• Art contrast (detail / whole)

• Binding types and material selection

• Combining work with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat

Output: Product catalogue + personal business card

Recommended or required reading


ANTON, Kelly Kordes, DEJARLD, Tina, eds. Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book. Indianapolis: Pearson Education, 2019. ISBN 978-0-13-526215-3

WOOD, Brian. Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book. San Francisco: Adobe Press, 2019. ISBN 978-0135262160

FELICI, Jim. The Complete Manual of Typography: A Guide to Setting Perfect Type. Indianapolis: Pearson Education, 2011. ISBN 978-0-321-77326-5

SAMARA, Timothy. Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual. Rockport: Rockport Publishers, 2007. ISBN 978-1-59253-261-2


BAUR, Ruedi, BOOM, Irma, GOGGIN, James, eds. Area 2. London, New York: Phaidon Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7148-4855-6

BEEKE, Anthon, BELL, Nick, CATO, Ken, eds. Area. London, New York: Phaidon Press, 2003. ISBN 978-0-7148-4325-4

BERGER, John. Ways of Seeing. London: Penguin Books, 2008. ISBN 9780141035796

BROUSIL, Tomáš, DOČEKALOVÁ, Petra, eds. Typo 9010: Czech Digitized Typeface 1990–2010. Praha: BiggBoss, 2015. ISBN 978-80-906019-5-6

TWEMLOW, Alice. What Is Graphic Design For?. Brighton: Rotovision, 2006. ISBN 978-2940361076

TWOPOINTS.NET, ed. Pretty Ugly: Visual Rebellion in Design. Berlin: Gestalten, 2012. ISBN 978-3-89955-423-6

BOSÁK, Petr, JANSA, Robert, eds. Proto: Grafický design a současné umění. Praha:, Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze, Quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, 2013. ISBN 978-80-87259-22-1, ISBN 978-80-86863-60-3, ISBN 978-80-905691-0-2

SELBY, Aimee, ed. Art and Text. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-906155-65-0



AYNSLEY, Jeremy. A Century of Graphic Design. New York: Barron’s Educational Series, 2001. ISBN 0-7641-5324-2

HOLLIS, Richard. Graphic Design: A Concise History. London: Thames & Hudson, 2014.

ISBN 978-0-500-20347-7

LIVINGSTON, Alan; LIVINGSTON Isabella. Dictionary of Graphic Design and Designers. 3rd ed. London: Thames & Hudson, 2012. World of art. ISBN 978-0-500-20413-9

Assessment methods and criteria


Winter semester – exam

Summer semester – exam

The subject of evaluation is submission of the final file, printed model, or photo documentation of the realized project. The creative invention is evaluated, as well as the technical processing of the document.

The prerequisite for granting credit is regular attendance at the seminar.



Schedule for winter semester 2022/2023:

room TR 304
Tržiště -st. intermedia

(Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12))
(lecture parallel1)
hybrid teaching
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 13:10–14:45 Jakub ŠTĚPÁNEK Tržiště -st. intermedia
Tržiště 20, Praha 1 (vchod z Rektorátu AMU, Malostranské nám. 12)
hybrid teaching lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2022/2023:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans