Graphic Design and Photography 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
307EGRD1 exam 2 2 seminar hours (45 min) of instruction per week, 32 to 42 hours of self-study English

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Graphic Design and Photography 1 builds on the introductory graphic design seminar and develops students' other skills and knowledge. Although this discipline is not a central focus for photography students, it can be a good tool for presenting or communicating certain topics. As a result of the learning, students should be able to further use their own visual material for outputs where there is a need to work with a certain temporality, where complete files are presented, or where the image is subsequently combined with text and other graphic elements. In undertaking such projects, not only does one's knowledge of the software deepen, but also one's ability to better articulate one's positions and view one's work critically.

Mode of study

Teaching in the seminar takes place in the form of individual consultations, presentations of demonstrations and explanations of work in programs.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The prerequisite is completion of the Introduction to Contemporary Graphic Design seminar.

Course contents

1/ Choosing the format of the printed material

2/ Setting the layout in relation to the format

3/ Horizontal line logic

4/ Gradation of content

5/ Working with text (basics of smooth typesetting)

6/ Visual contrast (detail / whole)

7/ Types of binding and choice of material

8/ Combining work with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat

9/ Revision and consultation of the content and meaning of the chosen product catalogue format, revision of inputs

10/ Consultation of product catalogue design proposals and inspiration sources

11/ Checking pre-press preparation and printing results

12/ Joint presentation and evaluation of results

Output: product catalogue + personalised business card

Recommended or required reading


ANTON, Kelly Kordes, CRUISE, John, eds. Adobe InDesign CC: Official course. Brno: Computer Press, Brno, 2017. ISBN 978-80-251-4857-0

WOOD, Brian. Adobe Illustrator CC: Ai : official course. Brno: Computer Press, 2017. ISBN 978-80-251-4862-4.


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

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

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

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

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 the assessment is the submission of the final file, mock-up or photo documentation of the project. Artistic inventiveness is evaluated, as well as the technical processing of the document.

Regular participation in the seminar is a prerequisite for the award of credit.



Further information

No schedule has been prepared for this course

The subject is a part of the following study plans