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       1.0 course credits is equal to 4 semester hours at other institutions
       0.5 course credits is equal to 2 semester hours at other institutions
Course Numbers:
        0001 - 0099: strictly undergraduate
        0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
        0200 & Up: strictly graduate

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Title:   A Brief History of Design in Culture      

Course Number:      GRA 0043N1
Campus: Boston-Fenway   
Room: TBA

Course Description:

What are the historical precedents, motivations, and technical developments that influence your own designs? As a designer, your understanding of this history is an important foundation in manipulating the impact and complexity of the directions you take with your own work.
Humanity has always searched for methods to express meaning outside of the spoken language, and that exploration has guided us toward a practice of manipulating form and space to appeal and inspire. Design, History and Culture will investigate the progression of concepts behind the artistic and cultural shifts that have propelled us towards a contemporary language of design.
The class will examine the global undercurrent of design history, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Chinese woodblock prints, American broadsides, and European influences such as the Bauhaus. The course will use the historically significant art of the poster as a guide - one of the few practices through which we can trace the dynamic and shifting progression of typography, printmaking, and photography as they are manipulated by formal concepts of design.
This class will give you the strong historical point of view that is needed to analyze, understand, and utilize the components of effective graphic design.
-This course is not open to Community or Alumni audit enrollment
-This course is a 16-hour workshop
-Tuition: $400
-Class includes a scheduled one-hour break
-Please see http://www.smfa.edu/continuing-education for a supply list for this course

Registration Information

Instructor: Kevin Dacey           Instructor Website

Offered in: Second session
Class Dates: Saturday, Jul 8, 2017 to Sunday, Jul 9, 2017
Day(s): SaSu           Times: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM          Call Number:  n/a

Audit Enroll Option: Yes                           
Status: Open


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