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Graphic Design History

This course covers the history of graphic design from the mid-19th century through the digital revolution. Influential movements are examined, including arts and crafts, art nouveau, Dada, Constructivism, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Neue Grafik, DIY Punk, and today’s digital landscape. Students explore the evolution of the discipline from typesetting to lithography to digital design and investigate the relationship of the graphic design discipline to propaganda, advertising, branding, personal expression, and social change. Prerequisites: none.

  • Programs: Certificate Programs
  • Format: Online
  • Section: X1
  • Course Number: CRN 5135 - PCGA 0301 X1
  • Reeves, James
Aug 31 - Nov 01
Online
Fall 2020
CRN 5135
What you will learn
  • To recognize the intentions, values, and effects of past design movements on today’s image world.
  • How to understand the social, political, and economic forces that shape the way our world looks, and vice versa.
  • How to enter the debate about the inherently political aspects of graphic design.
  • How to develop a unique philosophical stance as a graphic designer.
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