Open for enrollment: Ellen Lupton & Brockett Horne challenge designers in two courses online
Graphic design is all around us. From apps and infographics to theme parks and bike lanes, every public place and interactive product employs design to influence behavior and craft memorable experiences. Renowned authors and leading faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Brockett Horne and Ellen Lupton will challenge designers to build effective, sustainable, ethical, and rewarding creative practices through their new online program which is open for enrollment.
Horne and Lupton will combine ideas from art, business, psychology, and critical theory with a range of new and established design methodologies for an online program which “offers insights into essential aspects of graphic design practice, from history to theory and methods.”
During Course 1, Introduction to Graphic Design History, an overview of graphic design history is to provide some answers to a vital question: where did graphic design come from, and where will it go next?
“This fast-paced introduction to graphic design history, the first course of our two-part program Graphic Design History and Methods, will change your understanding of everything from fonts and letterforms to posters and brands. Discover how printers revolutionized society when they created open access to information. Explore the visual systems that inform graphic design practice—from handwritten alphabets to online publications. Learn how avant-garde artists, architects, poets, and painters shook the world by reinventing mass media. Pursue the dream of a unified civilization held together by neutral typefaces, international pictograms, and global brands—and see how subcultures rebelled against cultural uniformity by forging their own visual identities. Thinking about history will open your eyes to new ideas and diverse practices” notes MICA.
Course 2, Graphic Design Methods, examines the design process itself. In this course, Horne and Lupton lead an exploration of various ways that designers can generate content and create visual forms and structures.
Kadenze has partnered with Maryland Institute College of Art to offer this course for college credit.
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