IMA Number: IMA 750.00 | 3 credits

Course Type: Production

Professor: Andrew Demirjian Dylan Gauthier

This class meets TUES 6:10 - 9:30 pm in HN 544

Full Course Description:

*There are two sections of this class:

Section 1 – Tuesdays, 6:10pm-9:30 – Prof. Andrew Demirjian

Section 2- Wednesdays, 6:10pm-9:30pm – Prof. Dylan Gauthier

This production course introduces students to the fundamentals of visual studies, design, digital graphics and illustration. It is a foundations course in 2D design, illustration and digital imaging that explores strategies to work with color, layout, framing, typography and the principles of design to create persuasive visual communication. The course provides historical context through readings and analysis of aesthetic techniques and movements from the history of art and design including photomontage, glitch, protest posters, stencil graffiti, animated GIFs, Swiss design, memes, Islamic geometric patterns, subvertisements, text/image relationships and more. We also consider how to optimize raster and vector graphics for integration into a variety of nonfiction workflows from documentary film, web design, journalism, physical computing and more.

Permissions: Cleared after advisement with IMA Director and Program Coordinator.