Document Type

Course Outline / Syllabus

Publication Date

Fall 1-2018




In this course and over the entire quarter you will be involved in a group project, which explores and aims to solve a real design and communication problem. As times have changed and the face of art and design has changed so has our perception of what art and design are, as well (and most importantly to you, “where do I fit in, and what skill sets will I need to be successful in this new creative workforce?) Three new studies show that the skills wanted by employers in the design related fields involve not only the hard skills like knowing the design programs or how to produce one specific thing, but more importantly “soft skills” – things like being a good oral communicator, having the ability to collaborate and work in teams (this is why you will be working in groups) and potential employees must possess excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.