design aerobics 2012: self promo course   overview design aerobics 2012: self promo course   overview
oct 31, 2011

design aerobics 2012: self promo course overview

self promotion 2012

duration january 17 – march 17, 2012

— description how to present yourself in a creative world. this course examines different approaches to make sure you, your talent and your work are brought to the attention of the people that ‘matter’ to you.

— learning outcomes via the lessons, discussion, homework assignments and exercises participants will:

• learn how to brand yourself comprehensively and consistently • improve your visual, written and spoken communication • gain practical knowledge that you can apply to real real-world problems • know your competition: learn how others promote themselves and update yourself on current trends • have the opportunity to enhance your portfolio by developing several design projects related to the theme • our instructors will help you verify your ideas so  you can optimize them as much as possible during the course • you also have the opportunity to shareyour work with other participants.

— are design-aerobics for you? design-aerobics are ideal for people with with very little time to exercise their design muscles. you can read the lessons whenever you like using nothing other than a web-browsing device. there is no academic requirements needed to take part, our courses are suitable design-enthusiasts of every age and cultural background.

— what you will need to take part in a course design-aerobics courses take place entirely online. there is no paperwork, no CDs or DVDs and there’s no need to install any new software.

all you need to enroll are: • a computer • internet connection • email address • a passion for design!

study from wherever you like – whenever you like.

— how to start once you have purchased a course you will be sent login details by designboom, you’ll normally receive these a day or two prior to the start of the course.

— lessons every design-aerobics course is composed of 30 lessons, which are published online over the duration of two-months. (usually at a rate of a lesson every 2-3 days.) participants are notified of new lessons via the design-aerobics blog, facebook and twitter.

lessons come in the form of essays which highlight specific aspects of the course theme in more detail and explore them from their origins to modern day developments. they are illustrated with images and video and often elaborate on points through case studies and contemporary examples.

— homework and exercises many of the lessons include exercises and at least two include more in-depth homework assignments, but they are not obligatory. almost 30% of participants are busy professionals with little time to do the exercises, while other participants see them as a valuable opportunity to add work to their portfolio.

— discussion course participants can comment on all lessons and blog entries posted in their course. it’s incredibly easy to communicate with course instructors and course mates as the most recent comments are clearly displayed as soon as you login, so you are always up to date with what people are saying.

in addition to lessons instructors will post links and articles related to the course theme. participants also have the ability to post their own writings, images and video themselves using the design-aerobics blog system.

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