Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


Mat 105 | History of Graphic Design

3 Units
Advisories: None
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
CSU/IGETC GE Area(s): 102 - CSU
Lecture 3 hours
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

The course surveys the origin and evolution of graphic design from the nineteenth century to the present day. It will explore the development and influence of graphic communication through genre, design, style, and format from historical, multi-cultural, and global perspectives. Topics include the influence of art and technology on graphic design, types of graphic representation, significant historical design movements, and the importance of graphic design in contemporary culture and a global economy. .

Fulfills MiraCosta College Associate Degree Requirements for General Education Area C - Humanities