PNC and Calumet Partner to Offer Introduction to Graphic Design

PNCThe Purdue University North Central’s Office of Graduate and Extended Learning and the Purdue University Calumet Department of Computer and Information Technology and Graphics will offer the non-credit program “Compelling Communication: Introduction to Graphic Design” for anyone interested in learning the basics of graphic design.

The program will meet at PNC on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m., from May 19 through June 23. Registration is $479 and includes all books and materials. Special rates are available for Purdue Calumet and PNC students, alumni and employees. The deadline to register is May 4 by 4 p.m.

“Compelling Communication: Introduction to Graphic Design” may be of interest to those who want to design materials for their own business or non-profit agency, are considering pursuing a degree in graphic design, or are interested in improving their skills and proficiency with layout software.

Participants will learn basic principles of visual communication design, the relationship between type and image and professional techniques for creating and producing single and multiple page documents for various purposes, including business and advertising.

Topics to be studied during this 24-hour program include the elements and principles of graphic design, composition, typography, color, image manipulation, and layout creation. Class sessions will incorporate lectures and applied lab assignments using industry software while providing feedback through the review of participants’ work.

To register or obtain further information, visit or contact the PNC Office of Graduate and Extended Learning, at (219) 785-5200, ext. 5343, or Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact (219) 785-5748#