Design Across Media
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Media Studies
Department: Media Studies
Course Number: NMDS 5112
Course Format: Lecture
Permission Required: No
Design Across Media addresses the new definitions of design across different media. Today's design professional is expected to assume many complex roles: from visual and creative director, content provider and technical authority, to expert in music, sound, and motion. How do these expectations affect media practitioners entering the design profession? The course explores questions including: what is the definition of design today? Is print dead? Is graphic design obsolete? Should a digital designer bother to study print design at all? Is creating a digital design project beyond the ability of any one person? How has social media changed our lives? What is the impact of iPads and iPhones, apps and games on design? Students study the work of important designers and design companies in the print and digital arenas and investigate how the practice of design has moved from a focus on form and meaning to a world of action and interaction. Topics discussed include the way today's design is defined by the success of integrated systems and the new rules of the profession.
Course Open to: Degree Students