Point Park University
Sessions: 6 | Students: 20 | Grades: 9-12 | Meets: Varies

Total Costs: A $75.00 registration fee payable to Allegheny Intermediate Unit is due when Apprenticeship Application Page is mailed to our office.

This apprenticeship will serve as an introduction to the theory and practice of graphic design. Emphasis will be placed on principles and processes of graphic design, and the visual communication of ideas. Students learn the fundamentals of page layout for magazine design. Topics will include hierarchy, grid systems, color theory and typography. Upon completion of this apprenticeship, students will have produced a series of visual communication artifacts to add to their portfolios.

Sessions are on Fridays from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. in Academic Hall 407 at Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.


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April 5
April 12

Robert Meyers, assistant professor of multimedia, School of Communication Point Park University. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Bowling Green State University and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Kent State University.

Robert Meyers is the owner of Robert Meyers Design, located in Pittsburgh and Las Vegas, designer/project manager for internationally renowned designer Saul Bass in Los Angeles, art director at R & R Advertising in Las Vegas He has taught graphic design courses at California University of Pennsylvania, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Akron and Indiana University South Bend.
His experiences have included being a creative director, designer, art director, manager and professor, working with as well as directing some of the most talented art directors and designers the field, owning a successful design firm, and being recognized with over 200 international, national, and regional awards and publications.
Meyers’ design students have been recognized internationally, nationally, and regionally with awards and publications in both professional and student competitions.