Winter Workshops 2021

Winter Workshops 2021—Basel School of Design

New Education Program of the Institute of Visual Communication

Author: Lara Zettl

Graphic design uses visual compositions to solve problems and communicate ideas through typography, imagery, color, and form. It is an evermore exchange of visual design tools—and most importantly—of knowledge. Though there’s no delimitation, each type of graphic design requires specific set of skills and design techniques, whether if you want to specialize yourself and go deep into one discipline or focus on a set of related, similar types. But because the industry is constantly changing, designers must be adaptable and lifelong learners so they can change or add specializations throughout their careers.

Video–digitization–animation–programming: These are the new design fields of graphic design, which are being researched, developed and communicated at the Visual Communication Institute HGK FHNW, the Basel School of Design. The newly designed range of Winter Workshops 2021 complements the summer workshop program, which has been established for many years. The well-founded knowledge of an institution flows into the design and design processes that have their roots in the Swiss design of the 1960s. The courses teach in the design method typical of The Basel School of Design with a strong focus on practical experiment and design.

The workshop with Ludwig Zeller in the field of “Deep Learning” will introduce into the basics of deep learning using convolutional neural networks and will probe the creative potentials of the technology through hands-on experimentations. Furthermore curious about code? Heard the term “creative coding” and wondered what it meant or where to begin? Then you’re right in the course “Creative Coding” with Ted Davis. You learn the technical basics and practice how a project is designed in the course “Video Documentation and Narration” of Fabian Kempter. Participants of the “Game Design” course will get an insight into creating a 3D project in Unity and learn how to use 3D models, shaders, lighting, and how to program simple interactions with the C# programming language. The “Moving Graphics” course teaches the technical and design possibilities of moving graphics with Dirk Koy.

Winter Workshops 2021

January 18th, 2021 to February 19th,  2021
Application deadline: 21.12.2020

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW
Campus der Künste
Freilager-Platz 1, Postfach, 4002 Basel

See the full program here

Winter Workshops 2021

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