Hey all! We need more students for the winter ART471. So what’s this class all about?
The first half of ART 471 will focus on writing.
Why teach writing within design program?
Because no matter how well designed something is if the words on it or accompanying it don’t make sense or convey the opposite of what you’re trying to communicated then you’ve just wasted good design on confusing people.
Professional designers have to write and communicate their ideas on a daily basis. So this is a good time to get writing.
Over the first five weeks students will be asked to write. A lot.
We will write stories, real and imagined. We write will write taglines and ads and we will write an essay explaining how to tie one’s shoes. Which is harder than it sounds.
Students will have the pleasure of getting up and reading their writing in front of the rest of the classes at least once every class session.
If the thought of talking in front of the class scares you a little, then you really need to take this class. Because the more successful of a designer you become the more public speaking and talking in front of a group you’ll have to do.
Your professor Andrew Dickson knows a little something about writing. He writes ads for Wieden+Kennedy, performances for the PICA Time Based Arts Festival, as well as a screenplay here, a magazine article there, and a few hundred emails a day.
He’s also no slouch in the getting up in front of an audience department, hosting the Moth StorySLAM once a month and auctioneering for organizations like Disjecta, the IPRC and Harper’s Playground.
He also ran the WK12 program for three years.
ART 471 TAKE TWO (weeks 6-10) with Chris North!
Share your passion! Chris North will guide you through the process of developing a conference around a topic you are passionate about. You will create a campaign of materials that will promote your conference (poster, advertisement(s), conference catalog, environment)
Chris North is a designer and artist with a strong passion for engaging in sustainable processes to create better solutions. She believes a true enrepreneurial education experience is to turn the tide of how we design, resource and collaborate on current issues. North has presented academic sessions at the Annual International Conference on Business and Sustainability and her students have presented projects at the AIGA Portland SHIFT series on contemporary sustainability.
This class runs on M/W Night from 6:30-9:30. 471 is REQUIRED for Print Track students and is super recommended for all!