Graphic Design for Publication

Summer 2022

Session Dates: June 26 - July 9, 2022

Location: On-Campus

Applications are currently closed for this course. 

Designing the World According to You.

Print and digital publications come in all forms and cover a wide variety of important, worldly topics. From political magazines to young adult novels, there are vibrant design opportunities across a spectrum of fields and interests for anyone with the skills to blend design and story. This course looks at what makes each of those publication types unique, as well as what design elements contribute to making them each a powerful medium in their own right.

An introduction to the basic principles of visual design, daily lessons will be applied to communication problems involving message and audience. After two weeks, students will develop conceptual and problem-solving skills and use them to create graphic form for digital Zine (e-magazine).

This course will cover fundamentals of messaging, image-making, word and image exercises, typographic hierarchy, generating powerful ideas, digital collages, and designing an interactive PDF.

Participants will leave the workshop with submissions for their portfolio or pieces they can submit during the college application process.


Dive Deeper

  • LMU is planning to offer in-person pre-college summer programs in 2022. Graphic Design for Publication will be a residential program on LMU's Los Angeles-area campus. There are no commuter options at this time - all participants are required to live on campus for the duration of their program.

  • Application Fee: $65

    2022 Program Cost: $5,100

    The program cost includes:

    • Tuition for two-week, non-credit course
    • Housing and meals for two weeks
    • Course materials
    • Use of campus recreation facilities
    • Class field trips
    • Two weekend social trips off campus

    For additional information about program tuition and fees and payment options, please visit our Fees Page

  • This class is open to rising high school juniors and seniors. 


    • Online Application
    • Personal Essay: Read the Prompt Now
    • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
    • High School Transcripts
    • $65 Application Fee
    • TOEFL Scores (for International applicants whose primary language is not English)


Design the World You Want to Live In

Applications for this course are currently closed. Please check back in October 2022 to learn more about Summer 2023 programming or join our mailing list below.