Key Information

Tutor: Dr Elena Forasacco
Course Level: Level 1
Course Credit: 1 credit
Mode of Delivery: Online MS Teams
Maximum Course Capacity: 30


  • Thursday 09 May 2024
    13:30-15:30, Microsoft Teams

In this highly interactive course, you will explore the critical elements and techniques to produce an engaging and effective poster. You will analyse the importance of the audience and how to use graphics, analysing some sample posters to consolidate your learning.

Course Information

In preparation for the live session you will need to prepare a draft poster (duration: about 1 hour). You are not asked to add content, but only to create an engaging title, a good layout and a balanced colour-combination. You will receive a handout with guidelines to prepare it before the live session. Your draft poster will be used for an activity during the live session.

You will receive the credit by completing all pre-course activities and participating in all live session activities.


  • The deadline for registration is 2 weeks before the live session to allow the preparation of the draft poster.
  • This course is suggested to 1st year students, it contains basics to design posters.
  • This course does not cover the use of software.
  • You are required to have a camera and a headphone set with microphone to interact with the group during the live session.
  • You will need to complete your draft poster by 17h the day before the live session (you will receive details from the tutor by email). The tutor will add their feedback after the live course.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will be better able to:

  • Identify the key points for designing an attractive poster
  • Recognise and employ the key points to insert in a poster
  • Employ techniques for designing an engaging poster
  • Assess the visual impact of poster samples

How to Book

Please select a date and book on via Inkpath using your Imperial Single-Sign-On.  Bookings will close two weeks before each live session.