What you'll learn
Learn about graphic design radicalism in late 1950s to early 1970s
Learn about the history of graphic design
Make informed design choices
Understand the emergence of design as a recognized practice
This condensed survey course focuses on four key periods or themes from the history of design. Together we’ll trace the emergence of design as a recognized practice, why things look the way they do, and how designers approached specific design problems in their work.
Each week, a short quiz will test your knowledge of concepts, and a short reflective assignment will give you the opportunity to analyze the questions designers ask themselves today. This is an essential course for emerging designers entering the field, or for students interested in learning more about visual culture and analysis. No previous experience is required.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Ideas from the History of Graphic Design
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Louise Sandhaus – Faculty, Program in Graphic Design – School of Art
Lorraine Wild – Faculty, Program in Graphic Design – School of Art
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks