4564 Senior Project in Graphic Design
In this culminating course, students learn to develop systems and methodologies for solving real-world, pragmatic design problems. Self-motivated projects strengthen individual processes and problem-solving capabilities. Students begin by identifying an area of research and discussing its relationship to graphic design. The idea of “designer as author” is emphasized. Students address social, environmental, political, linguistic, philosophical, and cultural issues through an independent, self-authored graphic design project that requires experimentation, adaptability, and specialization. Upon graduation students are expected to have developed a refined, intelligent, professional body of work.