Issues in Graphic Design

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Issues in Graphic Design

Fall 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 8932

Credits: 3

This course will examine the changing character of ‘graphic design’ and ‘visual communication’ since the late 19th century. Through a series of case studies, ranging across geography and historical period, we will approach the topic thematically. This will include looking at ways in which graphic objects have contributed to individual, business, or national identities; how graphic design has been taught and developed as a profession, and how the place of images in society have been theorized. We will cover the main categories of graphic design: typography; book, magazine and exhibition design, benefitting from the Museum’s library, special collections and print room, as well as the wider setting of current exhibitions and the city environment.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: Parsons Dec Arts Cooper Hewitt (PD)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: October 30, 2020 (Friday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 6, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 3:00am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 10/26/2020 - 11/6/2020