Oct 09, 2017
I'm so happy i did this course. Gail, you're amazing and you made my imagination go wild with just your words. I can see you love your craft and that's very inspiring. Enjoyed this course all the way!
May 22, 2019
Very useful course. Really puts you to practice. I learned a lot and feel encouraged to continue. Reviewing other peer's work was inspiring and gave me fresh ideas about what I could have done better.
von Dries N•
Jun 29, 2017
Not enough video's and explanation and what's there is to simplistic.
Not so good questions to review other people's work.
von Sister E B•
Jun 01, 2016
This course gave a great opportunity to explore one's creativity, with assignments that didn't require us to have skills in particular types of graphic expression. However, I also found that it didn't give me the richness of principles and techniques that I've found in other courses in this sequence. I expect that, for an in-person course, this instructor gives individualized feedback that provides that content. In a peer review situation, the feedback is quite general and so doesn't take up the slack from the lectures. I suggest that Coursera work with the instructor to retain the current content, but produce much richer lectures that have concepts and principles which students can put into practice even after the course ends.
von Hongjoo Y•
Oct 12, 2016
I like the content and enjoyed the process but as this is online course, it should be better designed. The criteria for reviews and assignment direction is probably not too explicit that cause a lot of confusion, and people are submitting very different assignments from one another. It is not easy to grade and hard to understand what is expected. Also it is recommended that you know Adobe Illustrator or InDesign. I actually had to take additional course alongside of this course because although it was not mandatory, it was better to know how to use these software.
von Rohit N•
Aug 31, 2016
The course content was good but the assignments weren't structured that well. While reviewing I realised some people made very simplistic stuff like me after following instructions, while others with more design experience created really amazing stuff. They should have included some advanced example for demo.
von Hector E•
Jul 14, 2016
Fun course but everything was already covered on the Fundamentals Of Graphic Design Course.
von Ignacio R G•
Mar 22, 2018
It is a very basic course.
von Viorel-Daniel S•
Sep 16, 2017
The course failed to make me enthusiastic about image making the way I was enthusiastic about typography in the preceding course.
von Mingtao W•
May 16, 2019
I can feel that if taking in real world, this class will be a lot of fun. However, I don't think the design of this course really transits to online platforms. Without face-to-face teaching, it's hard to really do image-making works--there's no motivation, nor "quality control" from the teacher. Plus, this course is full of readings and DIYs, but I hope to see more lectures.
von Lisiane P P•
Aug 07, 2019
I didn't like the rythm, the way that the tasks were passed. Many times it was a bit confusing.
Jun 13, 2016
Not up to the standard of the previous two courses. The material was already covered in the first course - Fundamentals of Graphic Design - and nothing new was brought to the table. Even the assignments were a re-hash of the ones from the first course. I realize the point of the lack of specific guidance was intended to encourage us to explore the "making" of multiple iterations of the images. I just would have liked to have more instruction or examples of the elements of composition hierarchy.
von Arshla J•
Sep 24, 2016
Quite a repetition of Fundamentals of Graphics Design, the first course in the specilization.
von Patrick C•
Jun 26, 2018
The worst course of the Graphic Design Specialisation so far.Unclear instructions for each assignment and too much asked for so that the focus becomes on getting them done rather than producing pieces of quality.
von Molly B•
Jul 08, 2018
I was excited about this class but I felt like it was a little lacking. There were not many videos so I felt like I was not able to learn a ton. I also felt the assignments just felt a little like busy work, basically just copying and pasting the same images. I would have like to have learned a little more detail about actually creating images through video and had a few different, more useful assignments.
Dec 07, 2017
Almost nothing is taught! :/ Assignments are boring and uninspired. Everything is really abstract and more guidance is needed.
von Holly H•
Jun 01, 2018
Out of all the different ones in this specialisation, I felt like this one was the course that could have the most work done to it. I didn't feel like I learnt anything in this section, as yes you could be imaginative, however there was no real structural lessons apart from showing how to make your booklet at the end. Lessons about random placement and other overlapping didn't really give me any more depth of understanding compared to what I learnt in the last few courses in the Graphic Design specialisation.
von Veena V•
May 09, 2016
I found the course videos quite dull and uninteresting. The topics covered could have been taught a lot better. I finished this course only because I wanted to get through the specialization course. I found that the course 'Fundamentals of Graphic Design' did an exponentially better job of explaining image making techniques and composition. The assignments in this course are reasonably good but the instruction videos can definitely benefit from some additional in-depth material.
von Leticia C R•
May 11, 2016
I understand it was a more practical course but still more information would have been great. Same assignments but more information would have been great. Other courses had more videos.
von Lin Z•
Sep 11, 2017
The course is generally interesting as a purely visual exercise, but It's not very clear what are the learning points are. Even the final assignment is not very clear in its objective, and no samples are shown. (The final video shows the process of handcrafting a book, but doesn't even show us the final book!) Would recommend this only for people who have created artwork before, or at least have a keen desire to do so.
von Lili C•
Apr 13, 2016
I thought this course would be more fun and interesting but I find it VERY repetitive with the Fundamentals of Graphic Design. If you buy the package it kind of seems like I wasted $79 dollars on a repetitive and monotone professor and course. I would not recommend this course within the specialization.
von allaa s•
May 10, 2018
I Didn't find it helpful actually
von Jeannie N•
Aug 31, 2016
As an educator myself, I found this class to be rather pathetic in its structure and the assignments. These are topics and activities that I was doing as a student in middle school and junior high (both public schools mind you, not arts centered charters). Charging people for a certificate in this "class" is tantamount to what diploma mills do as the course requirements are not up to even senior high school level coursework. Truly, Coursera, what happened to your open education offering real education?
von Britt B C•
Jun 11, 2017
I felt like this course was a super waste of my time and if anything should have been an intro class. There wasn't much that came out of it. If you have ever taken an intro to art class it's essentially the same thing. I feel like there should have been more to gain from the class than just making projects
von Broderick S•
Aug 15, 2016
A weaker version of "Fundamentals of Graphic Design" with way too much overlap. It should not be included in the Specialization.
Jun 20, 2016
I was quite disappointed with this class. The videos and instructions are very short and the information is lacking. When reviewing other classmates material it was quite clear that people were confused with the assignments because I saw such a huge range of submissions that were very different from each other.
I found the material to be very similar to the first course in this specialization; both asked very similar things but this class didn't add much to the process.
von Daniel B A•
Nov 19, 2017
mostly abstractions and not many objective guidance