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History of Graphic Design & Illustration HAD-365

3 Credits

This course presents an overview of visual communications from the late-19th century into the 21st century. Key movements, designers, their visual language and changing technologies will be considered within the broader social, political, and economic contexts. Interweaving questions of a contemporary practitioner into this historical narrative will help us consider the role of design in defining-not simply reflecting-the zeitgeist. Rather than emphasizing an evolutionary development of visual communications, the lectures and discussions will revolve around a variety of thematic focuses.