GRAD305. HISTORY OF VISUAL COMMUNICATION (3CR.: 3 LEC)

Prerequisite: ARTD206. History of Arts II

This course reviews the historical context for the graphic arts of calligraphy, typography, book design, diagramming,andillustration. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of these applied arts to the fine arts, technology, and socialand political history. Through informed discussions, the convergence of art and human - computer interactivity isexamined in the last 25 years, triggering new forms of artistic visual expressions.