Visual Culture Seminar

Parsons School of Design: Communication Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Visual Culture Seminar

Fall 2020

Taught By: Lucille Tenazas

Section: A

CRN: 4255

Credits: 3

In this seminar we will explore contemporary positions in communication design and discuss its future places in society and industry. The course is an exercise in critical thinking to understand the transformed and expanded nature of globalized visual culture in the 21st century and how design has shifted. Through panel discussions, lectures, and workshops led by industry leaders, researchers, and New School faculty, students will be invited to discuss the cultural landscape of communication design and understand its practices and contemporary working methods. Topics include: counterculture, service design, designer as author, digital craft, social justice and visual narratives, digital storytelling, and digital product design. The diversity of visiting professionals will promote critical interaction with opposing viewpoints as well as provide networking opportunities for students. Students will collaborate in groups to write an essay inflected by one of the lectures or panel discussions that will be published as a microsite.

Open to: Majors in Master of Professional Studies in Communication Design only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Communication Design (PMCD)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 100

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 8:45am 2/27/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Wednesday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020