Design History and Practice

Parsons School of Design: School of Art, Media, and Tech

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Design History & Practice
Fall 2024
Taught By: Nika Simovich Fisher
Section: A

CRN: 7691

Credits: 3

This class exposes students to significant and great design from the history of visual communications, focusing on the 20th Century. It is not meant to be exhaustive, but provides a foundation of understanding communication design as it exists today. Students will look closely at formal relationships within historical designs and respond in original designs of their own. The class combines lectures, which require additional visual research and reading outside of class, with active making as students will have to design responses to prominent figures and historic moments of the disciplines. Students will also experience basic introductions to color theory and elements and principles of design.

Open to: Open to: Associate Degree in Communication Design students, and Communication Design minors only. Co-requisite: PACD 1100 Core 1: Typography and PACD 1110 Core 1: Interaction. Part-time AAS Communication Design students, and CD minors, can request to register without this co-requisite.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:56am EDT 5/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/27/2024 - 12/4/2024