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GRA 156 - History of Graphic Design


Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None

Cross Listed With: None

CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT TYPE
3 credit(s)

The aim of this course is to strengthen the student’s visual literacy as it specifically relates to graphic design.  To keep this class relevant to current design practices, we will dissect examples of contemporary design by identifying and researching the historical origins of the visual characteristics present.  Through hands-on exploration, we will study how the look of graphic design is intricately tethered to the tools, technologies, materials, and processes available during a specific historical time and place.  We will explore how important historical events and ideologies have influenced the appearance of the visual communications created during a specific movement/era in time.



Course Learning Outcomes
 

  1. Identify graphic design movements and developments.
     
  2. Discuss the evolution of graphic design.
     
  3. Critique and evaluate key works of graphic design.
     
  4. Discuss critical graphic design issues.
     



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