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
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Remote Instruction
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.

Summer 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Patrick Hruby
381006
Fee:
$759.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 26, 2021
Course Requirements
Book: Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide by Johanna Drucker, Emily McVarish
Schedule
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Discussion
Tue Jun 22, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Tue Jun 29, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jul 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jul 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jul 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Jul 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 24, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Tue Aug 31, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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