AHIS 317 - Critical Contexts in Modern + Contemporary Visual Communications Design (LS)

This course examines design through the analysis of a key theme or topic and contexts drawn from its history. Through the in-depth analysis of a selection of case studies drawn from modern and contemporary advertising, graphic design, illustration, and character design, students will develop an awareness of long-standing and emergent key issues affecting both the field of design and the role of the designer. Such issues might include the relationship between design and popular culture, historical avant-gardes, radical politics, special interests, different design movements and media, the emergence of new technologies, urban subcultures, or other phenomena. Intended to support ACAD studio-based education in Visual Communications Design, this course covers skills relevant to all visual arts disciplines while striving to provide a context and reference for the student's own practice. This seminar course emphasizes the critical engagement of students, and will utilize and welcome a broad range of perspectives.

Course Credits:


Course Prerequisites

AHIS.210 or 217 or equivalent, or consent of the Chair in consultation with the instructor.


A21646Calvelli, John
2:00pm - 4:50pm room: 340