ART 115 - History of Graphic Design

Course Description

This course surveys the field of graphic design and visual communications from the earliest written languages through contemporary graphic design practice. The course will help the student develop a visual vocabulary, introduce major design figures and movements, provide a historical context for design thought and practice while emphasizing the design profession as an artistic discipline. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Analyze and identify the stylistic distinctions among the various historic design movements. Explain the techniques and tools used in the various design movements. Define the technical terms associated with the graphic design industry. Identify cultural changes that affected the visual appearance of various design movements. Identify important historical artist/designers that contributed to the various historic design movements.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: -