Design Theory and Visual Culture
Design and Cultural History
Students will be able to identify ways in which visual design shapes and is shaped by society through communications, social relations, culture, economies, education, politics and history.
Students will be able to understand, discuss, and write about the theoretical, philosophical, social, and critical discourse--the "whys" and "why nots" of design practice and visual culture--and how their work fits into these contexts
Image and Meaning
Students will be able to demonstrate fluency in interpretation and analysis of image systems, semiotics and meaning of visual culture in its diverse forms.
Ethics and Innovation
Students will be able to understand the ethics of design and principles of innovation for engaging with and improving the world through design and image.