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Graphic Design History in the Twentieth Century
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal arts & sciences (including the Writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%).
This lecture-seminar course engages in a study of communication arts and media within the context of the 20th century. The course focuses on the relationships between technological, social, economic, political and cultural changes that have shaped and influenced the development of communication arts. The range of subjects covered includes the impact of the two world wars and the Vietnam War; the influence of the Bauhaus, the developments in editorial design, the first attempts at computer composition, corporate design, electronic imaging and advances in print and pre-press technologies.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 3B20, VISC 4B14 or VISC 2B39 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority Registration for Graphic Design and Illustration majors.

Priority registration for this course will be lifted on Monday, July 30, 2012.

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated June 20, 2012 - 2:55 PM