Book Design

Course Content

Conceptual design
Media Analysis
Structure and conception
Content, form and interpretation
Interdisciplinary perspectives

Media aesthetics and design
Media history; History of Scripture
Aesthetics in literature and visual arts
Language, image and shape

Advanced Typography: Designing and
Interpreting Content I-II

Picture competence
Content and formal image analysis
Photo Editor
Formats and colour spaces
Production preparation analogue and
Digital image data

Digital design
Image editing digital I-II
Set and layout digital I-II

Analogue design
Analogue Bookbinding and Printing Techniques I-II

Project management
Economic calculations
Tender, price level, award
Quality assurance

Project implementation
Production support
Schedules and content management
Publishing and manufacturing

Guest lectures
Book designer, publisher, photographer

Practical implementation of a book project

(for participants without prior knowledge)

Typography, typesetting and layout
Image editing
Introduction to publication design
Introduction to media aesthetics

The basic module »Book Design« takes place on four weekends (Friday afternoons and Saturday all-day), presumably from mid-September to mid-October. For the base module there are additional costs of EUR 950, -.

Please note that the basic module can only be booked in conjunction with the academic course »Book Design«. The basic module only takes place when the minimum number of participants has been reached.


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