Design History and Context

DESMA X 479.3D

Gain a broad understanding of design and its dynamic past to create inspired projects in the present.

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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
In-Person
Hybrid (Remote)
Starting at $759.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Identify significant designers and design movements
  • Recognize key artists and illustrators who have had a significant impact on design
  • Develop an understanding of the chronology of graphic design periods and styles
  • Understand the effect of changing technologies on the field of graphic design
  • Identity the usage of historical styles of graphic design in contemporary graphics
  • Identity the usage of historical styles of graphic design in contemporary graphics
  • Create portfolio pieces inspired by the designers and movements studied

About this course:

Gain a broad understanding of design and its dynamic past to discover inspiration for the present. Survey the history of visual communication, design's sociopolitical and cultural contexts, and the artistic and technological characteristics of various movements. Students create portfolio pieces inspired by the designers and movements studied.
Prerequisites
DESMA X 479.6A Design Fundamentals, DESMA X 481.99Z InDesign, and DESMA X 479.4A Typography.

Winter 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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This section has no set meeting times.
Enrollment Closed
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Instructor: Shirin Raban
384021
Fee:
$759.00
Hybrid (Remote)format icon
Notes
Certain lectures will be held live via Zoom Thursdays at 7pm. Students must either attend the lectures live via Zoom, or view the recorded lecture later in the week. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 10, 2022
Course Requirements
Book: Meggs' History of Graphic Design by Philip B. Meggs, Alston W. Purvis
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Canceled
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Instructor: Patrick Hruby
383968
Fee:
$759.00
In-Personformat icon
Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Notes
Enrollment limited. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 13, 2022
Course Requirements
Book: Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide by by Johanna Drucker , Emily McVarish
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Jan 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Lecture
Thu Jan 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Lecture
Thu Jan 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Lecture
Thu Jan 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Lecture
Thu Feb 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Lecture
Thu Feb 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Lecture
Thu Feb 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Lecture
Thu Feb 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Lecture
Thu Mar 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Lecture
Thu Mar 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B
Lecture
Thu Mar 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 114B

Spring 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
-
This section has no set meeting times.
Future Offering (Opens January 31, 2022 12:00:00 AM)
See Details
Instructor: Shirin Raban
385623
Fee:
$759.00
Hybrid (Remote)format icon
Notes
Certain lectures will be held live via Zoom at 7pm. Students must either attend the lectures live via Zoom, or view the recorded lecture later in the week. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 04, 2022
Course Requirements
Book: Meggs' History of Graphic Design by Philip B. Meggs, Alston W. Purvis

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