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Publication Design

Course No. GDS 35X-45X  Credits: 3.0

This course covers contemporary issues in Publication Design. The aesthetic of type and image remains the most widespread media for graphic designers. Aspects of the printed word and image will be investigated and considered in this class by focusing on the process by which ideas are developed, conceived, written, edited, and ultimately presented. Publication Design will explore projects that will include exercises focused on working within a team, within budgets, with other professionals, and with key vendors. The sequence of the idea is stressed, including how these ideas are presented and revealed through a variety of publishing media.

Publication Design

Course No. CDS45X.1  Credits: 3.0

This course covers contemporary issues in Publication Design. The aesthetic of type and image remains the most widespread media for graphic designers. Aspects of the printed word and image will be investigated and considered in this class by focusing on the process by which ideas are developed, conceived, written, edited, and ultimately presented. Publication Design will explore projects that will include exercises focused on working within a team, within budgets, with other professionals, and with key vendors. The sequence of the idea is stressed, including how these ideas are presented and revealed through a variety of publishing media. 3 credits.

Publication Photography

Course No. PHV 229-329-429  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Nancy McEntee
Prerequisite(s) Fundamentals of Studio Lighting | Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Darkroom Photography

This course introduces students to careers as photographers in the advertising and editorial fields. Students will learn approaches for meeting the expectations of art directors and photo editors while providing creative input of their own. Emphasis is placed on networking, negotiating, understanding and producing contracts and invoices, as well as building a professional portfolio and developing professional marketing strategies. Field trips will be taken to professional photography studios and businesses. Assignments are designed to simulate practical work experiences. Open elective. Prerequisites: PHV 295 Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Film Photography; PHV 292 Fundamentals of Studio lighting, or Instructor signature.

Putting Artists in the Classroom: Intro to Teaching Art I

Course No. GEN 400  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kristin Thompson-Smith

Students will have the opportunity to receive a general introduction to the world of art education. Students will have the opportunity to give back to their community by providing art education to a school that does not have an existing art program. Students will be working with a cooperating classroom teacher in order to have first-hand teaching experience through the creation of the studio arts. Through this process students will be provided with the principles and practices of art education for grades K–8. Students will also be provided with curriculum construction and lesson planning to be used during their teaching of art education.

Putting Artists in the Classroom: Intro to Teaching Art II

Course No. GEN 400A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Kristin Thompson-Smith

Students will have the opportunity to receive a general introduction to the world of art education. Students will have the opportunity to give back to their community by providing art education to a school that does not have an existing art program. Students will be working with a cooperating classroom teacher in order to have first-hand teaching experience through the creation of the studio arts. Through this process students will be provided with the principles and practices of art education for grades K–8. Students will also be provided with curriculum construction and lesson planning to be used during their teaching of art education.

Race and Representation in Contemporary Art + Culture

Course No. ACD 420  Credits: 3.0
Faculty David Hart

This seminar-style course considers the relationship between race and representation in visual art and culture during the last three decades using contemporary methods including multi-culturism and postcolonial theory. We will discuss and analyze examples of contemporary art as well as popular culture drawn from advertisements, animation, film, the internet, installation and performance art, sculpture, photography, television and video. The focus will be on American culture, but discussions will also include the cultural contexts of Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America. In addition to the primary focus on the representation of race, questions of class, sexuality, and gender will also be considered. Questions to be addressed include: Is race largely a biological or cultural phenomenon? How are "white" and "mixed-race" understood as racial categories? How have artists of different races dealt with racial identity and representation? Do popular media such as commercial advertisements and music videos convey prevailing notions of racial stereotypes? Visual Culture Emphasis course.

Retail Design + Brand Design

Course No. INTA 332  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini | Patrick Finegan
Prerequisite(s) Retail, Restaurant, and Store Design | INTA: Intermediate Problems

Course includes brand-focused projects including a retail design project hosted at client location with the final presentation to their design team and an advance design problem with industry interaction or competition with a potential summer internship. Mandatory for all Junior Interior Architecture Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. No pre-requisites for electives. Offered spring.

Retail, Restaurant, and Store Design

Course No. INTA 232A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Michael Gollini

Introduction to Retail Design Course includes several retail design problems covering various problem-solving methods including: retail fixture/specialty retail project working with a local Cleveland-based company and retail storefront design. Students will participate in formal critiques using presentation methods and skills. Mandatory for all Sophomore Interior Design Majors. Open elective, sophomore and above. Offered spring.

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