To learn about graphic design through textbook readings, video lectures and other assignments. To become proficient with digital tools for productivity and communication. To become independent lifelong learners.
Note: This is a peer-reviewed assignment. The quality of the work you do will be graded by your classmates.
Using discussion forums, students will work together as a group to check each other's reading comprehension of the required textbook Megg's History of Graphic Design and video lectures on lynda.com (free for current Parkland students). The following chart lists the Graphic Styles slide lectures with corresponding pages in the textbook (along with related optional movie recommendations for extra credit):
(with recommended movies)
|HW#2||Origins of Print||Part 1 Prologue
Cave of Forgotten Dreams)
|HW#3||Graphic Arts||Part 2 Graphic Renaissance||72–145|
|HW#3||Graphic Arts||Ch 9 Industrial Revolution
The Importance of Being Ernest or The Young Victoria)
|HW#4||Arts & Crafts||Ch 10 Arts & Crafts||186–207|
|HW#5||Art Nouveau||Ch 11 Art Nouveau
|HW#5||Art Nouveau||Ch 12 Genesis of 20th Century Design
Bride of the Wind)
|HW#6||Early Modern||New Objectivity||254–263|
|HW#6||Early Modern||Ch 13 Influence of Modern Art
|HW#6||Early Modern||Ch 14 Pictorial Modernism||290–306|
|HW#6||Early Modern||Ch 15 New Language of Form||316–343|
|HW#6||Early Modern||Ch 16 Bauhaus and New Typography||344–369|
|HW#6||Art Deco||Postcubic Pictorial Modernism
Metropolis or The Artist)
|American Kitsch||(no reading)|
|HW#8||Late Modern||Ch 17 Modern Movement in America||370–389|
|HW#8||Late Modern||Ch 19 New York School
Down With Love)
|HW#9||Swiss / International||Ch 18 International Typographic Style
|HW#9||Swiss / International||Ch 20 Corporate Identity and Visual Systems||438–463|
Yellow Submarine or Died Young Stayed Pretty)
|HW#11||Postmodern||Ch 22 Postmodern
Natural Born Killers)
|HW#11||Deconstructivism||Ch 24 Digital Revolution
|HW#12||Contemporary||Ch 21 Conceptual Image
Pirates of Silicon Valley or Jobs or Steve Jobs or Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine or Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight)
|HW#12||Contemporary||Ch 23 National Visions||512–569|
- Login to your Cobra Learning account every week at my.parkland.edu or cobra.parkland.edu
- Select "CONTENT," then select the assignment for the week and follow the instructions
- Post your completed assignment by Monday at 11:30pm (spelling, grammar and clarity of thought count!)
- Read and respond to at least 6 of your classmates by Thursday at 11:30pm (respond to posts that have the least number of responses)
- While responding to your classmates' posts, score their homework assignment by assigning one to five stars to their posts based on the grading rubric below.
Students whose scores average 4 stars or more will receive a passing grade for each assignment (pending instructor review).
If you watch an extra credit movie, write a 300-word review (minimum) of the movie. Be sure to comment on story, performance, direction, cinematography, lighting, sets, costumes, themes and how the movie relates to graphic design history and that week's reading. Quality reviews will earn an extra point. All extra credit movies are available at Parkland Library, Netflix or other movie streaming services. Please include the words "extra credit movie review" in your post.
Your initial post is due Monday at 11:30pm of every week. You must also respond to your teammates' posts by the following Thursday at 11:30pm.
Note: Homework assignments are graded pass/fail. Full credit will be given each week only if both parts of the assignment are completed on time.