Incorporate Historical Design Knowledge
Students will be able to skillfully incorporate historical design cues into modern design problems and avoid repeating mistakes and ineffective ideas from the past.
Visual Communication Solutions Throughout History
Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how designers from different historical eras resolved visual communication problems, including by communicating efficiently, working with clients, resolving the tension between innovation and the status quo, balancing commercial requirements with personal expression, and achieving economic viability while contributing something valuable to the world.
Historical Contributions to Design
Students will be able to recognize the contributions and motivations of leaders in the field of graphic design and use that knowledge to become better citizens and contributors of the graphic design profession.
Design Writing & Thinking
Students will be able to effectively write about graphic design, thinking, and communicating in a way that allows readers who are not designers to understand important concepts related to design.