History of Graphic Design (ART 104)

A survey of visual communication from the earliest written language through contemporary graphic design. Emphasis will be placed on the developments in graphic design from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Modern graphic design in mass communication will be examined in relation to the broader cultural, social, and technological contexts in which they were created. The Arts and Crafts movement, Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, de Stijl and Constructivism, Art Deco, and Post-Modernism will be covered. Comparative study of graphic design in relation to the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement in the rapidly changing social and technological landscape of the twentieth century will be examined.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
ENG 010A - Basic Writing or ENG 011 - Basic Writing II or ESL 011 - Basic Writing II with a minimum grade of C
REA 011 - Fundamentals of College Reading or REA 017 - Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension Development II with a minimum grade of C
Term Location Sections Available
2024 Fall Semester - 15 Week Sections
2024 Fall Semester - 7 Week Sections - Second Group