DES 111R

Design Lecture Series

Design College of Fine Arts and Communications

Course Description

Visiting lecture series exploring visual culture and and design practice through the lenses of various practicing professionals.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 9: P, E, I (Pass-fail grade rule)

Min

0.5

Fixed

0.5

Fixed

1

Fixed

0

Other Prerequisites

Design majors only or instructor permission.

Title

Design Practice

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify and understand the diverse modes of professional practice in various disciplines of contemporary visual communications, including graphic design, photography, illustration, and interaction design, through guest lectures and research.

Title

Design Theory and Criticism

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze and identify critical theories of design, art, aesthetics, image systems, pictorial semiotics and visual perception through selected readings and writing assignments.

Title

Design Thinking

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to apply sound thinking, creative inquiry, and diverse modes of reasoning, including visual, perceptual, conceptual, inductive, deductive, analytical, logical, critical, organizational and creative.

Title

Creative Discovery

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify and apply methodologies to foster creativity, solve visual problems, and address social concerns with innovative approaches to design practice.

Title

Communication, Beliefs, and Ethics

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to discuss the central role of beliefs and ethics in visual communication through art and design. Students will have the ability to examine how the values of societies are expressed in their visual cultures and recognize the role of the individual designers in delivering meaning through image systems.

Title

Design Practice

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify and understand the diverse modes of professional practice in various disciplines of contemporary visual communications, including graphic design, photography, illustration, and interaction design, through guest lectures and research.

Title

Design Theory and Criticism

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze and identify critical theories of design, art, aesthetics, image systems, pictorial semiotics and visual perception through selected readings and writing assignments.

Title

Design Thinking

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to apply sound thinking, creative inquiry, and diverse modes of reasoning, including visual, perceptual, conceptual, inductive, deductive, analytical, logical, critical, organizational and creative. 

Title

Creative Discovery

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to identify and apply methodologies to foster creativity, solve visual problems, and address social concerns with innovative approaches to design practice.

Title

Communication, Beliefs, and Ethics

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to discuss the central role of beliefs and ethics in visual communication through art and design. Students will have the ability to examine how the values of societies are expressed in their visual cultures and recognize the role of the individual designers in delivering meaning through image systems.