GRA 2108: Graphic Design History
Course Description for Graphic Design History
Graphic Design History
Description: This course surveys the evolution of graphic design and explores its development as a profession. It traces visual communication from early human marks into the digital age, focusing on significant people, artifacts and events. The course explores the interrelationship of design and culture, examining social, political, economic, artistic and technological influences on the form and function of graphic design, and vice versa. Through examination, analysis and evaluation of canonical works, this course promotes awareness and understanding of the history of graphic design as a foundation for those who will create its future.