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7 Sessions / 6 hours of work per session
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Skill Level
Beginner
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English, Spanish; Castilian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese
Topics
Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Typography, Publishing
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Graphic Design History: An Introduction

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Go at your own pace
7 Sessions / 6 hours of work per session
Price
Free
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
English, Spanish; Castilian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese
Topics
Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Typography, Publishing
Course Description

Where did graphic design come from, and where will it go next? This fast-paced introduction to graphic design history 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. The course is taught by Brockett Horne and Ellen Lupton, renowned authors and leading faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In a series of dynamic conversations, they will introduce you to fascinating people and processes that changed the way we communicate. Test your knowledge with short quizzes, and stretch your own design practice by responding to inspiring creative prompts.

schedule

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Session 1: The Visible Word (August 3, 2018)
The Invention of Writing, The Typographic Revolution, and Cultures of Publishing.
3 lessons
1. Introduction
2. The Invention of Writing
3. The Typographic Revolution
Session 2: Liberated Style (August 10, 2018)
Arts and Crafts and the Ideal Book; Art Nouveau and Jugendstil.
5 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Arts and Crafts
3. Art Nouveau
4. Jugendstil
5. Object Posters
Session 3: Inventing the Avant-Garde (August 17, 2018)
Cubism, Futurism, Dada
4 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Cubism
3. Futurism
4. Dada
Session 4: The Mechanical Eye (August 24, 2018)
Constructivism and Photomontage
3 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Constructivism
3. Photomontage
Session 5: New Typographies (August 31, 2018)
Constructivism, Dutch Modernism, and the Bauhaus.
3 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Dutch Modernism
3. Bauhaus
Session 6: International Styles (September 7, 2018)
International Symbols and Global Identities; The Postmodern Reaction.
4 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Swiss Modernism
3. Global Identities
4. Post Modernism
Session 7: Cultural Revolutions (September 14, 2018)
Design and Civil Rights; Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Universal Design
2 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Designing Civil Rights
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Learning Outcomes

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What You Need to Take This Course
  • Image creation software, or ability to hand draw and scan or photograph
  • Ability to upload .jpg, .jpeg or .png for assignments.
Additional Information

Please note: Taking part in a Kadenze course as a Premium Member, does not affirm that the student has been enrolled or accepted for enrollment by Maryland Institute College of Art.

In order to receive college credit for these program courses, you must successfully complete and pass all 3 courses in this program. If a student signs up for the Graphic Design Methods program, it is recommended that these courses are taken sequentially.

*Partial credit will not be awarded for completion of only one course.

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