Course Descriptions

AAD 107 - A History of Graphic Design

3 Credits

This course surveys the pivotal events and achievements that led to the current state of graphic design. The unceasing quest to give form to ideas is traced from the pictographs painted on cave walls to the latest imaginative designs. Through lectures, videotapes, discussions, research and studio projects, students are introduced to the creative thinkers, important innovations and breakthrough technologies that have shaped the evolution of visual communication. This course will include discussion of the social, political and economic factors that have influenced art and design through the ages. This course fulfills the MCC requirement for a social science elective. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate understanding of the graphic design profession through a historical review of social, political and economic conditions which have impacted accomplishments within the field.
2. Demonstrate understanding of various cultural influences that have affected design and how these particular influences have altered the field of design.
3. Articulate the influence of culture and economics on graphic design.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Intersession 2019
Spring Semester 2019