GRA242 - Design History

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Subject Title
Design History

Subject Description
This subject is a multidisciplinary survey of graphic design from the industrial age to the twentieth century.
This course explores some of the complexities of visual communication in the twentieth century.

Credit Status
Graphic Design Advanced Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Make connections between the rich history of design and culture at large.
2. Identify the characteristics of and historical influences of 20th Century Design.
3. Identify major themes and periods in 20th Century Design.
4. Maintain written communication and notations via a weekly journal.
5. Present and communicate to a group the ideas and reflections from journal entries.
6. Develop a vocabulary for design influences, periods, artists and designers.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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