Image credit: Shiro Shita Saori. Solo Exhibition, New Type, 2014. Digital print. Collection of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Gift of Shiro Shita Saori. Photo by Matt Flynn

Learn the approaches of graphic design practice in our newest course launching today, Graphic Design Methods offered by Maryland Institute College of Art. This exclusive course is part of the credit-eligible program Graphic Design History and Methods.

A continuation of principles explored in the previous courses, the course examines a multitude of techniques designers employ for content creation. Students will study the different applications of each design method in contemporary art through case studies. Topics include strategies for concept development, engaging users with design thinking, and a study of methods and tools designers use to generate ideas.

Pulling from current ideas and discussions in contemporary art, students will refer to theory and practice to explore different ways to address diverse audiences. By the end of the course, they’ll create a portfolio featuring designed objects that demonstrate their understanding and interpretation of various design methods.

The instructors for the course are Brockett Horne and Ellen Lupton. Serving as the chair of Graphic Design Brockett at MICA, Horne has won several design awards and has a permanent collection at RISD Museum of Art. Lupton is the director of the Graphic Design MFA program, as well as the Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

Enrollment for the course is open now. Sign up and begin learning today!

Graphic Design Methods

Graphic Design Methods

Maryland Institute College of Art