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VIS 1180 History & Theory of Graphic Design

History of graphic design covering major designers and their work, as well as design movements. From the origins of graphic art including printing and typography through the rise of the Internet, this course will explore the connection between culture and technology in the evolution of graphic design.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Course Outcomes
  • Identify and describe how the invention of new technologies in typography, printing and media have influenced graphic design.
  • Recognize and identify design movements, designers from that movement and examples of their work.
  • Recognize the cultural and technological changes that influence design styles and movements.
  • Articulate how graphic design has influenced culture and consumerism.
Credit Hours: 3
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
  • Department: Design
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: Yes
Available Sections
Online Learning
Online Learning
Faculty: Kapnas
Term: Spring 2024
Format: Complete work online when it fits your schedule, while adhering to weekly deadlines. No scheduled meeting times. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $22.50
Open Seats: 13
Section: 500
Open Seats: 13
Section: 500