Issues in Contemporary Design

Issues in Contemporary Design
Investigating selected topics and current issues in history, theory, criticism, aesthetics, and ethics in the interdisciplinary practice of visual communications, art, and culture.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining DES 385
Course Outcomes

Design and Cultural History

Students will be able to identify ways in which visual design transforms society through its impact on communications, social relations, culture, and history.

Critical Discourse

Students will be able to understand the theoretical, philosophical, social, and critical discourse of design practice, artistic, production and visual culture.

Image and Meaning

Students will be able to demonstrate fluency in interpretation and analysis of image systems, symbol, visual metaphor, pictorial semiotics and meaning of visual culture in its diverse forms.

Ethics and Innovation

Students will be able to understand the ethics of design and principles of innovation for engaging with and improving the world through design and image.