Contemporary Design Projects


Keywords and Themes

Problem Solving

Course Description

Art 470: Contemporary Design Projects

Required for all design majors in their senior year. Students pursue their own body of work with a focus on the development of independent mechanisms for generating design problems and solutions. Emphasis is placed on accessing independent modes of analysis. Students learn to clarify concepts and execution methods in a sustained and integrated body of work that demonstrates refinement of visual and verbal communication ideas. The role of theory and criticism is emphasized. This course requires that students furnish a laptop computer that meets the departmental standards in terms of hardware and software (see departmental website for requirements). Prerequisites: Art 321 and Art 354